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Women’s Imaging Center Planned in North Stafford

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC plans to launch the Imaging Center for Women at North Stafford this summer.

The new center will be adjacent to the imaging group’s Medical Imaging Center of North Stafford, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing advanced imaging services to northern Stafford and southern Prince William counties.

woman at her appointment for a women's imaging service

5 Essential Women’s Imaging Services

Women’s imaging services exist to help women own their health. From screening services to interventional procedures, these five services help you stay healthy and take control of your health.

  1. A Mammogram: Possibly the Best-Known Women’s Imaging Service

When we think of women’s imaging, we most often think of mammograms.

woman thinking about a bone density scan on a park bench

How A Bone Density Scan Can Change Your Life

A bone density scan makes all the difference in preventing complications due to osteoporosis. It’s the only scan that can detect osteoporosis before a break or fracture occurs. This allows doctors to treat osteoporosis in a way that could prevent a fracture.

When You Need A Bone Density Scan

Risk factors for osteoporosis include,

woman receiving an ultrasound in a diagnostic imaging center

What is a Diagnostic Imaging Center?

Diagnostic imaging is the term used to describe all the different ways that physicians are able to look inside your body. A diagnostic imaging center has equipment and trained specialists to perform those tests. A doctor is then able to take the results from the diagnostic tests and draw conclusions from them.

Screening is used by healthy people to look for potential problems.

What is Diagnostic Imaging?

Diagnostic imaging describes a variety of non-invasive methods of looking inside the body to help determine the causes of an injury or an illness, and to confirm a diagnosis. It is also used to see how well your body is responding to a treatment for an illness or a fracture.

The most common types of diagnostic imaging include:

Computed Tomography (CT)

This is a test that many people know as a “cat scan”.

doctor analyzing the results of a 3d mammogram

3D Mammogram – A New Tool in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

When it comes to mammograms, there’s a new technology in town and it shows great promise in early breast cancer detection.  3D mammograms are becoming a wide-spread tool in combating breast cancer.  Approved in 2011 by the FDA, 3D mammograms’ radiation exposure is only slightly higher than the regular 2D mammogram, and takes about the same amount of time.

a doctor talking to a woman about scans for post-menopause

Essential Screenings for a Woman Post-menopause

Post-menopause can be a drastic adjustment for many women. Your body has undergone a significant physical change. With that come certain increased risks due to a sharp decrease in your estrogen and other hormones. Some women may choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to deal with menopausal symptoms and health risks, although HRT itself can increase the risk of certain diseases.

a woman talking to her husband about a lung scan

3 Ways to Approach a Relative About a Lung Scan

If your loved one is a smoker or has a history of smoking, a lung scan could save their life.

As a relative or close friend, we have the unique ability to influence the critical decision-making of our loved ones. Here are three ways you can encourage them to get a lung scan.

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What is a Virtual Colonoscopy?

In early 2016, the American Cancer Society estimated that there would be 95,270 new cases of colon cancer and 39,220 new cases of rectal cancer, bringing the total new cases of colorectal cancer to 134,490. It is the third most common type of cancer for men and women in the United States. 

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AAA Screening Could Save Your Life

The acronym AAA is short for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. If you think that sounds serious, you’re right. An aneurysm is a medical term used to describe a dilation or widening of an artery or blood vessel. Add the word “aortic” and you’re talking about a major coronary artery–the one that leaves the heart to supply blood to your body.

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