The challenges of installing a new MRI system
October 30th, 2019
Many people think that installing a new MRI machine at an imaging center is simply a matter of placing it in a room and plugging it in. If only it were that simple! Installing an MRI is an extremely complex operation. It takes the combined effort of many people in construction, engineering and information technology. […]Read More
Putting an end to the confusion: Women want to know when to start breast screening, and how often
October 1st, 2019
Contributed by Daniel DiPietro, Director of Operations, Neighborhood Radiology With all the conflicting stories in the news, women have reported increased confusion about the recommended starting age and frequency of breast screening. The correct answer—according to the breast cancer experts—is once per year, every year, starting at age 40 or earlier if you are considered […]Read More
How Can Nuclear Medicine Benefit You?
September 28th, 2018
Everyone is familiar with traditional x-rays that use low amounts of radiation to take pictures of broken bones. What you may not realize is how nuclear medicine has advanced to provide valuable diagnostic and treatment tools for a wide variety of medical conditions. What Is Nuclear Medicine? In nuclear medicine, doctors introduce tiny amounts of […]Read More
When should women start breast screening, and how often
September 1st, 2018
The news media almost never get it right. Twenty years ago they told us annual screenings starting at age 40 were the most beneficial. Then they said the age was 50 and over. Then they told us women only needed mammograms at two year intervals. What’s really going on and why all the confusion? The […]Read More
Should I get a Fluoroscopy or an X-Ray?
August 28th, 2018
Medical imaging tests help doctors diagnose and treat many conditions. A fluoroscopy and an X-ray are two of the most commonly performed. Let’s explore the similarities and differences between the two, and what risks and benefits both involve. What is a Fluoroscopy and an X-ray? What are they used for? Fluoroscopy Fluoroscopy is a type […]Read More