1. Is Medical Imaging Dangerous?

    Every medical procedure or treatment has its risks. Whether the risk is as insignificant as nausea or drowsiness or as serious as the potential for allergic reaction or infection, no medical procedure from getting your annual flu vaccine to a heart replacement surgery has the potential for causing safety concerns. So, based on this philosophy, yes, medical imaging can have risks. However, the med…Read More

  2. Different Kinds of Bone Breaks

    A fracture, or break in a bone happens when the force applied to a bone is stronger than the bone can withstand. This generally happens in a fall or something striking the bone. The most common bones that are broken are the wrist, ankle, and hip. When it comes to broken bones, there are many different kinds and many different medical terms used to describe them. The type of break will be determine…Read More

  3. What Each Prenatal Ultrasound Is For

    One thing that every new expecting parent waits impatiently for is the ultrasound images that allow a sneak-peek at their baking bundle of joy. The sonogram images offer a snapshot, and proof, that there is a baby and is one of the few ways that parents and their healthcare team can ensure that everything is going well. Although the images are something that families look forward to sharing with t…Read More

  4. Myths About Medical Imaging

    Anything dealing with medical imaging and radiology can seem kind of frightening. There are a number of myths that surround X-rays, MRIs, and other forms of imaging, but Servant Medical Imaging is here to sort fact from fiction. Myths of any kind can be misleading, but when it comes to medical procedures, they can be downright harmful. The last thing anyone in the medical profession wants is for s…Read More

  5. Which Medical Imaging Exam is Right For You?

    Medical imaging is a broad term that includes a menu of radiology exams that are used to view internal bodily structures. Different tests are able to visualize different structures, so the right diagnostic test depends on what your signs and symptoms are. For some ailments, your doctor may recommend a combination of tests to ensure they can get the full picture of what is going on. Here, we will d…Read More

  6. What the Ultrasound Technician is Looking For at Your Baby’s Anatomy Scan

    During a normal, healthy pregnancy, you should only have a few ultrasounds. The first will be to confirm pregnancy. During this scan, your baby will appear more as a jelly bean or a peanut with no discernible human features. However, somewhere between 18 and 20 weeks gestation, your OB/GYN will order an anatomy scan. The anatomy scan is one of the most important tests conducted during your pregnan…Read More

  7. The Different Kinds of MRI and What to Expect

    For those who suffer from white coat syndrome going to visit a doctor can be nearly as traumatic as the injury or illness that landed you on the exam bed in the first place. The anxiety easily doubles when the physician announces that you need an MRI. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive medical exam that allows your doctor to take pictures of the inside of your body. Unlike ot…Read More

  8. Bone Health In Women And How DXA Can Help (Part Two)

    In our last post, we touched on why women tend to have lower bone density levels as they age and why bone density DXA is important. In today’s post, we’ll dive into how a bone density DXA is evaluated and read, and factors that help promote healthy bone density levels. At Servant Medical imaging, we want you to live your best life, one bone density DXA scan at a time. Find answers about your b…Read More

  9. Bone Health in Women and How DXA Can Help (Part One)

    Bone health is an extremely important topic in women’s health, especially in women over the age of 30 and those in menopause. As we age, our bone density peaks at the age of 30 and then begins to sharply decline after that. At Servant Medical Imaging, we are focused on patient care, especially in women who face the risks of osteoporosis as they age. For women’s health promotion and disease pre…Read More

  10. Medical Imaging: An Ever-Evolving Technology

    Medical imaging has come a long way from its inception at the turn of the century when Madame Curie, along with her husband, discovered the element radium—most commonly used in a wide variety of x-rays. This technology revolutionized modern medicine as we know it and has paved the way for medical innovation in the field of medical imaging. In medicine, we’re used to hearing about the medical b…Read More