1. 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

  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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Kidney Stones

    If you know someone who has had kidney stones, or you have experienced the agony yourself, you know that the pain can be unbearable. Kidney stones are one of the most painful experiences a person can have, sometimes even surpassing the pain of childbirth. What exactly are kidney stones, how are they diagnosed, and what can be done about them? Read on to find out more information, and how Servant M…Read More

  9. What is an Open MRI?

    While the traditional High-field MRI has high accuracy and slightly shorter scan times, there are occasions when an Open MRI is beneficial. If you have never heard of Open MRI, read on to find out more about this technology and if it’s a good option for you. Servant Medical Imaging offers Open MRI at six of our convenient locations, besides the High-field MRI at two locations. Open MRI Magnetic …Read More

  10. The Different Types of Medical Imaging

    When you need medical imaging, there is more than one option on what exam should be done. What kind of medical imaging you have done comes down to the kind of information your physician needs. X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRIs all have their place in relaying valuable medical information, and your doctor will choose the test that is the most applicable to your situation. Read on to better un…Read More