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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

person that smokes

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.

woman getting a bone density scan

Why You Need a Bone Density Scan

A bone density scan is a quick, painless, and noninvasive way to measure the strength of your bones. The test, called a DEXA scan, is a kind of x-ray. A bone density scan can help your doctor diagnose osteoporosis and prevent fractures. Your doctor will generally recommend a bone density scan if you are 65 or older,

man getting an advanced body composition scan

The Advanced Body Composition Scan for Your Recovery Program

An Advanced Body Composition Scan is an asset to any serious athlete. Adding these cutting-edge scans to your training and recovery programs can truly maximize your health and performance. Here are a few ways that an Advanced Body Composition Scan can help you be the best athlete you can be, especially if you have been injured in the past.

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What is a medical imaging center?

A medical imaging center is a facility staffed by board certified, fellowship trained radiologists who specialize in diagnostic and preventative medicine. A medical imaging center offers a variety of diagnostic scans and tools to help protect your health, and detect disease at the earliest stages. Here are just a few cutting-edge services you can find at the finest medical imaging centers.

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