Typically, CT scans are used to diagnosis an illness or injury. But did you know that they can also be used as part of a preventative heart health plan? Cardiac scoring CT scans are used to provide your physician with information regarding your cardiac health by detecting the presence of calcium within your arteries.
Multi Grammy award-winning songbird, songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow has accepted the role of national celebrity spokesperson for a new breast cancer educational campaign.
The celebrity endorsement will play an important role in highlighting the importance of annual mammography for women over 40 years of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control,
The Imaging Center for Women will host a Mammo & ManiCURE event on September 20th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. as an opportunity to schedule your annual mammogram–you will receive a mini manicure at no cost. To register please call 540-741-9729 and ask to be included in the manicure party.
In April, Mary Washington Healthcare recognized the work of MIF teams for excellence in customer service. These customer satisfaction feedback scores represent excellence at the highest levels, averaging above 95%. This commitment to customer satisfaction was also recognized Nationally by Press Ganey. Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill received the Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience that exceeded the 95% level.
You might remember the television show Star Trek.
When Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (the show’s chief medical officer) cared for a sick patient on board the Starship Enterprise, he checked the patient with his scanner in the ship’s sickbay to get a diagnosis instantly. While we aren’t on the Enterprise, advances in medical imaging allow us to receive diagnoses that can seem just as amazing.
The caring staff, highly qualified radiologists, and latest technology are exemplified in this video story about Al, an army veteran from Stafford who is receiving care for cancer. His care includes PET Scans on a regular basis provided by a team of highly trained technologists who specialize in the administration of PET Scans.
Modern medicine has advanced well beyond x-rays. At Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg we have ultrasound, mammography, CT scans, several types of MRIs, PET scans and PET-CT scans. The two most commonly used tests besides x-rays are CT scans and MRIs, both of which provide more detail than simple x-rays. If you need specialized imaging,
Open MRI Offers Patients an Important Option in Medical Imaging
As a patient today, you have the advantage of highly-sophisticated medicine and cutting edge technologies. One of the most effective, non-invasive diagnostic tools available to physicians is MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Most patients have the option to choose between an Open or traditional MRI.