Cardiac Scoring – The Lower the Number, the Better

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.

If you want value in medical care, it pays to compare.

Our knowledge about the value offered by various medical providers can help us make more informed medical choices. Like everything else that we shop for, we have choices when it comes to medical treatment, medicine and medical services (such as imaging). Where Are Our Priorities? What is on the top of our mind when comparing [...]

Recognizing Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

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.

Stepping into the Future to Understand CT and PET Scans

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.

VIDEO: Treat Every Patient Like Family

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.

CT scan vs. MRI: What’s the difference?

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,

Doctor standing in front of Open MRI machine with patient in background

Open MRI Offers Patients More Options

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.

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