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My Heart Scan: The Real Life Impact

I lost a friend two weeks before Christmas to a heart attack.

He had just been to the doctor and given the “all’s well” diagnosis we all hope to get at our annual check-up. My friend was tall, lean, looked to be in perfect health. Yet on December 15, 2016,

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What Molecular Imaging Means for Fredericksburg

The most valuable tool we have in the fight against cancer is early detection. The sooner we can detect it, the more successful we can be in our treatments. That’s why Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg makes use of the most cutting edge imaging technologies, using innovation to save lives. And now, with the addition of the latest PET/CT technology to their facility,

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Five Things to Tell Your Friends Who Smoke

Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that by the end of this year more than 200,000 people will be told they have lung cancer, and about 150,000 will die from lung cancer. Approximately 85% of lung cancer cases in the United States are the result of smoking,

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The Open MRI Machine: Changing the Patient Experience

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) creates detailed images of the organs and tissues using magnets and radio waves rather than radiation. An MRI can be used to detect cancer, nerve injuries, brain bleeding, abdominal issues, arthritis, torn ligaments, infections, spinal disc problems, and more. It has long been trusted as an effective, noninvasive imaging technique.

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MRI vs. CT Scan: Which will your doctor prescribe?

When it comes to your doctor deciding on an MRI vs. CT Scan, it will be based on your medical condition and what your doctor needs to know in order to make a diagnosis or prescribe treatment.

What is an MRI?

An MRI is done by using a powerful magnetic field combined with radio waves that allow a computer to produce images of the inside of the body.

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The Innovation of 3D Mammograms – Interview with Dr. Talukdar

If it’s 3D, it ought to be better. That might be the idea you’ve gotten from all the buzz around 3D Mammograms, and you’re not wrong. But why? Why is 3D Mammography such a big innovation in women’s imaging? We interviewed Dr. Roni Talukdar, Medical Director for the Imaging Center for Women and a radiologist with Radiology Associates of Fredericksburg,

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What is an Open MRI Machine?

New technology has brought about a new MRI machine — the aptly named open MRI machine.

Meet the Open MRI Machine

When imaging requires precise patient positioning, the open MRI machine is ideal, allowing critical body parts to be scanned more easily and efficiently and with less discomfort to the patient.

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