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The Hidden Cost of Delaying Healthcare

Turns out, it’s not an apple a day that keeps the doctor away. Rising healthcare costs is causing more and more Americans to delay scans or even forgo preventative screening prescribed by their physician.

According to the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends more on healthcare than food.

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How Smart Healthcare Consumers will Save Money in 2019

Whether you have a PPO, HMO, or are self-pay, there are a few ways you can save money on your healthcare in 2019.

How do I make the most of my healthcare options?

When it comes to making the most of your healthcare options, there are three things that you can do to be a smart consumer: communicate,

Finding Affordable Healthcare in 2019

How to Save Money without Sacrificing Your Care

Have you ever wondered why it’s simple to find the best deals, discounts, and quality in nearly everything except…your medical care? Patients are often faced with making difficult choices about their healthcare. At times, those choices may feel extremely limited and limiting.

The truth is,

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What is a Radiologist doing for your healthcare?

What is a Radiologist? A Radiologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating illness and injury with medical imaging techniques. This includes ultrasounds, x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and more. In addition to medical school, Radiologists must complete a residency of at least four years to gain postgraduate education specific to the field of radiology.

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Open MRI: What You Need to Know

Often when people think of MRIs, they think of loud, alarming noises, claustrophobia, and long periods of stillness. But that doesn’t have to be the experience. Now, more hospitals and imaging centers are turning to open MRIs as a more comfortable and stress-free alternative to traditional MRIs. If you or a loved one has recently been prescribed an MRI,

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Receives Center of Excellence Designation

Hear from CEO, Ed Swager

The First and Only in Virginia

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF), LLC and all five of its facilities, have just been designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This designation represents the pinnacle of medical imaging services and accredits only those facilities that can demonstrate the highest levels of quality in both imaging practices and diagnostic care.

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What is a carotid ultrasound?

A carotid ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive, non-radioactive test that can determine if your carotid arteries are narrowed. Your carotid arteries run on either side of the neck. Narrowed carotid arteries can increase your risk of stroke. These arteries can become narrow from fat, cholesterol, calcium, or other substances. Here’s what you need to know about carotid ultrasound.

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Who Needs a Lung Scan?

Do you need a lung scan? You might, but take a moment to ask yourself a few questions first. What is a lung scan? A lung scan utilizes a computed tomography (CT) scan, which uses x-rays to produce detailed images of the lungs. Because it shows images of the lungs in a detailed cross-section,

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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.

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