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What is a carotid ultrasound?

A carotid ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive, non-radioactive test that can determine if your carotid arteries are narrowed. Your carotid arteries run on either side of the neck. Narrowed carotid arteries can increase your risk of stroke. These arteries can become narrow from fat, cholesterol, calcium, or other substances. Here’s what you need to know about carotid ultrasound.

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Imaging Center for Women Expands 3D Mammography Services to Reach More Women in the Community

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – February 16, 2018 –  Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) is proud to announce the installation of expanded 3D mammography services at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This is the latest development in Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg’s initiative to reach more women in the community with life-saving technology – the 3D mammogram.

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Who Needs a Lung Scan?

Do you need a lung scan? You might, but take a moment to ask yourself a few questions first. What is a lung scan? A lung scan utilizes a computed tomography (CT) scan, which uses x-rays to produce detailed images of the lungs. Because it shows images of the lungs in a detailed cross-section,

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Anthem’s Changes Will Not Affect Medical Imaging in Our Community

If you are a patient with Anthem medical insurance, you may have heard about changes to some of the requirements for medical imaging that will occur in 2018.  Anthem’s new rules will require that high end outpatient imaging, like MRIs and CTs, for their fully insured patients be provided in a non-hospital setting that does not bill as a hospital.   

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What You Need to Know About AAA Screening

AAA screening checks you for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using an ultrasound. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an aneurysm in a major coronary artery that runs through the abdomen. AAA develops slowly and often with few noticeable symptoms. Detecting an AAA early is critical, because the larger an AAA grows, the more likely it is to rupture and cause additional complications.

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How an Open Sided MRI Makes You Feel Comfortable

Claustrophobia (a fear of tight or enclosed spaces) is a very common concern for MRI patients, but an open sided MRI can help relieve some of this anxiety. Here are just a few ways to have a calm, comfortable experience with an open sided MRI.

An Open Sided MRI Gives You Room to Breathe

A high-field open MRI has open sides,

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How Medical Imaging Impacts Your Healthcare

Medical imaging ought to be an essential part of your healthcare. Having a skilled team of radiologists on your side can get you healthy faster and keep you healthy longer. Here’s how medical imaging can help you achieve your healthcare goals.

Allows Physicians to Perform Less Invasive Procedures

The most cutting-edge medical imaging allows physicians to diagnose and even treat illness without ever wielding a scalpel.

National Award to Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg as Guardian of Excellence

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA—DECEMBER 8, 2017—Press Ganey, a leader in performance improvement and partner to over 33,000 healthcare organizations worldwide, has awarded two Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) locations with the 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Experience. The award winners were recognized at the November Press Ganey National Client Conference.

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Get Your Imaging Services at a Women’s Imaging Center

Choosing to entrust your diagnostic needs to a women’s imaging center can be very empowering. There’s nothing quite like receiving the very best medical care in a space designed just for women: beautiful, elegant, immaculate, and safe. Here are a few things you can expect when you get your imaging services at a women’s imaging center:

Exclusivity

A women’s imaging center is custom-made just for women.

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Why Your Pack Years Matter

First thing’s first: what are your “pack years?” Pack years are a way of calculating lung cancer risk based on how many years a person has smoked. Here’s how the equation works:

N – number of packs a day (equivalent: 20 cigarettes) x T (total years smoked) = pack years

For example:

Edith smoked 1 pack of cigarettes daily for 20 years.

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