1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The History of Radiology, MRIs, and X-Rays: Part I

    Most of us will have some form of x-ray at some point in our life. Whether a childhood injury pointed to a potential fracture, or a lasting cough led to a lung scan, there are plenty of reasons why someone might end up having an x-ray or MRI. Yet, this somewhat modern technology is a convenience and privilege that has had an interesting past. The history of how x-rays and MRIs came to be is a fasc…Read More

  7. What to Expect With Each Medical Imaging Modality

    In the field of medical imaging we all have a basic understanding of what a CT scan and MRI are, but do you know why the tests are being ordered by your healthcare practitioner? In today’s post, we’ll delve into medical imaging diagnostics and why they’re performed, how they work, and the potential risks involved with each one. If medical imaging such as an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan has been or…Read More

  8. Discover Our Amazing 4D Baby Scan Services

    Ultrasounds have been used in a medical setting since 1956. They are an incredibly useful tool for physicians, giving a peek at the inner workings of the body and helping with diagnosis of issues within the internal organs. One of the best known uses of ultrasounds is during pregnancy. Almost all women under a physician's care during their pregnancy will have at least one ultrasound. It usually oc…Read More

  9. Important Questions to Ask Before Your Medical Imaging Appointment

    Medical imaging is an extremely important and needed medical modality, as it helps decipher broken bones, bowel obstructions, cysts, and cancer. The information that X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans provide to both the patient and physician are invaluable in understanding the information each one provides is crucial. If you’re advocating for your health it’s important to know if the medical imaging …Read More

  10. Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before Your MRI

    Claustrophobia is a fear of being confined to a small space. It’s difficult to know how many people in the United States suffer from claustrophobia because the severity of the fear can vary greatly and could get better or worse over time. Some people might be okay in a small room but terrified of being trapped in an elevator; others with claustrophobia might be fine in the elevator but terrified…Read More