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.
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC plans to launch the Imaging Center for Women at North Stafford this summer.
The new center will be adjacent to the imaging group’s Medical Imaging Center of North Stafford, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing advanced imaging services to northern Stafford and southern Prince William counties.
Women’s imaging services exist to help women own their health. From screening services to interventional procedures, these five services help you stay healthy and take control of your health.
1. A Mammogram: Possibly the Best-Known Women’s Imaging Service
When we think of women’s imaging, we most often think of mammograms.
A bone density scan makes all the difference in preventing complications due to osteoporosis. It’s the only scan that can detect osteoporosis before a break or fracture occurs. This allows doctors to treat osteoporosis in a way that could prevent a fracture.
When You Need A Bone Density Scan
Risk factors for osteoporosis include,