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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 Read more…

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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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How much does an MRI with contrast cost?

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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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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