man running who could benefit from cardiac scoring

What is cardiac scoring?

Cardiac scoring is a non-invasive way to determine if your coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed by plaque buildup. The scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan, or Heart Scan, can detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in the arteries. The information gleaned from these scans can help your doctor understand your level of risk for a heart attack.

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Is an MRI open?

Is an MRI open?

If your doctor has ordered an MRI, you may feel a bit of apprehension. Traditional MRI machines can be nerve-wracking for those who suffer from claustrophobia. But a true open MRI, which is open on all four sides, can make all the difference in the world when it comes to relieving anxiety and giving you peace of mind.

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The Body Composition Scan: Informing Your Training Program

You might have heard of BMI, often promoted as the standard for determining your “fitness” and especially your goal weight range. But for an athlete who is pushing his or her body to its highest level of performance, BMI is all but obsolete. The actual percentage of fat in your body’s composition is a much better indicator of fitness.

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What is a radiologist?

If you have a diagnostic medical procedure coming up, you want to know that your physician has the very best training in their field. You need the most accurate results from thorough, detail-oriented doctors who really care about their patients. So what is a radiologist?

Radiologists go through extensive additional training.

Radiologist are medical doctors who,

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CT scan vs. a PET scan

A CT Scan vs. a PET scan; how do they differ? CT scans and PET scans are actually very different and often serve a different diagnostic purpose. While your doctor will prescribe the scan that most effectively addresses your needs, you might be curious about how they work. Here is a quick guide to help you understand the basics.

woman wondering what molecular imaging can do for her

What can molecular imaging do for me?

Molecular imaging technology is truly astonishing. This type of medical imaging can determine what’s happening in your body all the way down to the molecular and cellular level. Where x-rays, CT, and ultrasound procedures can offer a view of bodily structures, molecular imaging can measure the actual chemical and biological processes of the body.

women discussing heart scan

My Heart Scan: The Real Life Impact

I lost a friend two weeks before Christmas to a heart attack.

He had just been to the doctor and given the “all’s well” diagnosis we all hope to get at our annual check-up. My friend was tall, lean, looked to be in perfect health. Yet on December 15, 2016,

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What Molecular Imaging Means for Fredericksburg

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,

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Five Things to Tell Your Friends Who Smoke

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,

a patient sitting on an open mri machine talking to the radiologist

The Open MRI Machine: Changing the Patient Experience

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.