CT scan

Abdominal CT scan – Risks and complications

Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic method used to detect diseases of the internal structures of your abdomen. This examination is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. Pictures are made by a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal and/or axial images of the body. (Do you know the difference between CT and Read more…

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MRI scan

Medical use of an fMRI examination

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) examination is an imaging method developed to show regional, time-varying changes in brain metabolism, in other words, changing in areas of the brain that are active during a task.  How it works Oxygen is delivered to brain cells – neurons by hemoglobin in capillary red blood Read more…

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MRI scan

MRI contrast cost | Save 80% off

What is the cost of an MRI scan with contrast? MRI contrast cost varies by type of facility and availability of insurance. Generally, large hospitals will charge a high-deductible patient $3,000 – $12,000 for an MRI scan with contrast, while cash patients might negotiate the best rates and pay only Read more…

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Medical Risks

Safety of an MRI in patients with tattoos

Traditional and cosmetic tattoo procedures have been performed for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there is much confusion regarding the overall safety aspects of permanent cosmetics. For example, based on a few reports of symptoms localized to the tattooed area during MR imaging, many radiologists have refused to perform examinations on Read more…

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Imaging Centers

MRI during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Pregnancy If you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant, you should inform the MRI technologist and/or radiologist during the screening procedure that is conducted before the MRI examination. Otherwise, you should be asked about this matter anyway. In general, there is no known risk of using MRI during pregnancy. However, Read more…

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MRI scan

Extremity MRI: a patient’s guide

In the recent years, a much smaller MRI scanners have been available which can be used for imaging of arms and legs. This “Extremity MRI” eliminates the need to involve the entire body, as only an arm or leg need be inside the device, while the patient sits or reclines Read more…

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MRI scan

MRI risks

An MRI scanner is used to take advance imaging of any part of the body (e.g. head, joints, abdomen, legs) to provide a better soft tissue contrast than a CT or X-ray and can better differentiate between fat, muscle and other soft tissues. These images provide useful information to help Read more…