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,
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,
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.
It is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis. Of these individuals, around 40% of women and up to 30% of men will experience a fracture. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis causes more than eight million fractures annually worldwide. That translates into an osteoporotic fracture happening somewhere every three seconds.
Women can benefit from a number of different women’s imaging services, and the more convenient the better. After all, we live busy lives, and if we can take advantage of convenient services that keep us healthy, well that would make everything easier, wouldn’t it?
When it comes to your imaging needs,
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.
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,
Each year, 8.9 million people across the globe are diagnosed with dangerously significant bone loss—a condition called osteoporosis. The majority of these people don’t find out about their condition until after they’ve experienced an osteoporotic fracture. And according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one of those fractures happens approximately once every three seconds.
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.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – June 1, 2017 – In conjunction with its radiology partners, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg is pleased to announce that it is expanding the availability of 3D mammograms in our region to make this powerful detection tool available to more women. New 3D Mammography equipment has now been been installed at Lee’s Hill.