I think I had a stroke: why did my doctor recommend a CT scan, first?
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by Jessica Forrest
5M ago
I think I had a stroke: why did my doctor recommend a CT scan, first? When you think you might have had a stroke, you and your loved ones may feel overwhelmed, or even a little scared. We understand that. After a possible stroke, it’s important for your healthcare provider to collect all the information they’ll [...] The post I think I had a stroke: why did my doctor recommend a CT scan, first? appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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What You Need to Know About MRI With Contrast
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by Skye Childers
1y ago
What You Need to Know About MRI With Contrast MRI scans create detailed views of structures inside your body using radio waves and a strong magnetic field. Sometimes, however, your doctor needs a more detailed view, which an MRI with contrast can provide. These scans involve an IV injection of a contrast material before the MRI [...] The post What You Need to Know About MRI With Contrast appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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MRI vs. CT Scans: Understanding the Difference
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by Skye Childers
1y ago
MRI vs. CT Scans: Understanding the Difference If you are injured or have concerning symptoms, your doctor may order imaging tests to get a better idea of what’s wrong. MRI scans and CT scans are two common options. Although both take highly detailed images of internal structures, they each have their strengths, so it helps to [...] The post MRI vs. CT Scans: Understanding the Difference appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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What to Expect from Different Types of MRI Machines
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by Skye Childers
1y ago
What to Expect from Different Types of MRI Machines Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines use a combination of radio waves and a strong magnetic field to create three-dimensional images of soft tissue and structures inside the body. Several different types of MRI machines are available, and one is not better than another. Every type can [...] The post What to Expect from Different Types of MRI Machines appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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Do You Need a Brain Scan for a Concussion?
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by Skye Childers
1y ago
Do You Need a Brain Scan for a Concussion? You don’t have to play football to be at risk for concussion. Anyone can develop a concussion — a type of brain injury — after a fall, a car accident, or a blow to the head. While sports like baseball, football, and soccer are common causes [...] The post Do You Need a Brain Scan for a Concussion? appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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Plan Your Imaging Scans for 2023 to Prevent Surprise Medical Expenses
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by Kimmi Patterson
1y ago
Plan Your Imaging Scans for 2023 to Prevent Surprise Medical Expenses You might be trying to fit in a few physician visits at the end of the year before your health insurance deductible resets, but in between those appointments and all your holiday shopping, it’s important to take the time to start thinking about your [...] The post Plan Your Imaging Scans for 2023 to Prevent Surprise Medical Expenses appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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How Imaging Can Help Diagnose Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
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by Kimmi Patterson
1y ago
How Imaging Can Help Diagnose Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease Doctors often use various tests to diagnose ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Symptoms of these inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) can mimic those of other conditions, making them more difficult to diagnose. Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body’s immune system mistakes healthy [...] The post How Imaging Can Help Diagnose Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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Out of Pocket, in the Picture: Your Healthcare Deductible and Imaging, Explained
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by Kimmi Patterson
1y ago
Out of Pocket, in the Picture: Your Healthcare Deductible and Imaging, Explained Health insurance helps individuals or families pay for medical care, but it doesn’t cover all your healthcare expenses. Typically, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for some services, including diagnostic imaging scans, until you reach your healthcare deductible. As a result, if [...] The post Out of Pocket, in the Picture: Your Healthcare Deductible and Imaging, Explained appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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Back Pain in the Picture: Which Imaging Scans Can Help With Diagnosis?
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by Kimmi Patterson
1y ago
Back Pain in the Picture: Which Imaging Scans Can Help Find a Diagnosis? Your busy life makes it easy to put your nagging back pain on the back burner. Sometimes, symptoms go away with rest or time. But ongoing pain can make it challenging to spend time with your family, fulfill work obligations, and have [...] The post Back Pain in the Picture: Which Imaging Scans Can Help With Diagnosis? appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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Types of Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Scans, Explained
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by Kimmi Patterson
1y ago
Types of Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Scans, Explained Breast imaging can detect breast cancer and track changes in your breasts over time, which helps doctors spot abnormalities and diagnose the disease in its earliest stages. It’s important to understand the different types of mammograms, other types of scans available, and the reasons each is [...] The post Types of Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Scans, Explained appeared first on American Health Imaging ..read more
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