1. 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

  2. Why Bone Density Matters

    According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density.” Osteoporosis is a disease which causes a loss of density within the bones, making them weak and prone to fractures. It’s a serious condition that can have a huge negative impact on your quality of life and the activities that you are able to …Read More

  3. How Ultrasound Imaging is Useful

    Ultrasound imaging is an extremely useful tool, in that, it can be used to observe the hard-to-see places of our bodies. The most known use of ultrasound imaging is to see within the stomachs of to-be mothers. By using this high-level technology ultrasonographers can look inside the belly and observe how the fetus is developing and growing. The ability to use an ultrasound also provides mothers an…Read More

  4. Preparing Kids For Medical Imaging

    Many kids have at least one type of medical imaging done during their childhood. From sudden aches and pains, to an object up the nose, to injuries from sports or play, there are many reasons that a child may need medical imaging. For a parent, not only is the reason behind the imaging concerning, but there could be questions and concerns about the scan itself. Is it safe for a growing child? Will…Read More

  5. What to Expect: Medical Imaging

    If you have never received medical imaging, your first x-ray, MRI, or CT scan can seem intimidating. As with most things, being armed with a little information about the process can make the experience more enjoyable. Read on to learn what to expect when you go to an imaging center, and what you can do as a patient to ensure that the the visit goes smoothly and you receive the best quality imaging…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Medical Imaging

    It is common for doctors and other providers to order CT or MRI scans and we sometimes take these medical marvels for granted. Medical imaging has dramatically changed the way that medicine is practiced, and has made the detection, prevention, and treatment of diseases much more effective and efficient. Just how has medical imaging impacted the way medicine is practiced, and how has this helped ou…Read More

  7. What is Arthrography?

    If you have joint pain or your doctor suspects a joint problem not seen on a regular MRI, he or she may order an arthrogram. You may be unfamiliar with this type of medical imaging, and will want to know what to expect at your appointment.This column will explain what an arthrogram is, what it is used for, and what to expect during the exam. Preparation No special preparation is needed. You do not…Read More

  8. Your Radiologic Technologist Matters

    “Always, a machine will only be as good as the person running it.” When you are getting medical imaging done, you usually focus on the results and the conclusions that your practitioner draws from your images. However, a crucial part of medical imaging is the skill of the radiology technologist, and this can determine the quality of your images. At Servant Medical Imaging we believe in employi…Read More

  9. Medical Imaging for Suspected Appendicitis

    Accurate and speedy diagnosis of appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, is essential however many times the classical symptoms as described below may not be present, presenting the treating doctor with a dilemma. Before advanced imaging such as CT and ultrasound, the doctor had to make a decision as best he or she could. This resulted in the surgical removal of many normal appendices as ot…Read More

  10. Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Smoking

    Smoking is harmful to your health and there are many good reasons to quit. Smoking can lead to cancer of the throat, lungs and bladder, smokers are more likely to die early, and smokers spend more time in the hospital than non-smokers. Another problem is the negative impact smoking has on your sinuses. The good news is that this adverse effect of smoking on your sinuses can be reversed once you qu…Read More