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MRI

November 16, 2017

How Machines Read Your Brain: What Doctors Can Learn to Help You

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain involves the use of a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the brain and brain stem. MRIs help doctors detect a variety of conditions of the brain, including tumors, cysts, bleeding, swelling, and more.

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April 18, 2017

Meet the New 3 Tesla MRI Machine


One of the most common forms of diagnostic imaging is MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). MRI has, in fact, become such a mainstay in modern radiology that many people actually expect to undergo an MRI scan at some point in their lives.

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March 28, 2017

Precertification for MRI: What You Need To Know

 

One of our top priorities here at LDR are to provide quality care, scans, and reads to our patients, and to provide results as quickly and efficiently as possible. Each patient has his or her own individual needs, and we work closely with our referring physicians in order to provide a healthcare experience that is appropriate for them.

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February 21, 2017

American Heart Month: Identifying Heart Disease

 Here at LDR, we feel it’s important to highlight the fact that this month is American Heart Month. Because cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, it is something that inevitably affects the patients we see here at our facilities. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, about 2200 Americans die each day of cardiovascular disease. That means one person, approximately every 40 seconds.

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October 11, 2016

Open Air MRI vs. Closed Bore MRI

When it comes to diagnostic imaging, an MRI is one of the most commonly-recognized procedures that a patient can undergo. Because the procedure is so common, we’d like to take the time to explain exactly what an MRI is, and discuss the different options that are available to patients.

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August 16, 2016

Benefits and Uses of MRI Testing

MRI, one of the most commonly-known forms of imaging technology, stands for “magnetic resonance imaging.” By utilizing a combination of a magnetic field and radio waves, radiologists are able to capture detailed and accurate images of specific tissues and organs within the body.

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