When it comes to the various MRI machine varieties, to anybody that isn't a physician they can seem confusing and foreign. With terms like "open", "closed", and "wide open" being used to describe an already intimidating imaging machine, we understand how they terms can be unclear. We are here to clear up the confusion and tell you everything you need to know about the different MRI machines.Read More
MRI’s play an important role in giving researchers answers to important questions when conducting a scientific study. A new MRI study that is the first of its kind has been focusing on predicting autism in high-risk kids. This study not only gave researchers the answers they were hoping for, but it also showed that MRI’s can possibly predict autism before the age of 1.Read More
The obstacles we face on a daily basis can seem overwhelming at times and almost unbearable. But know that, you're never alone.
Support groups are gatherings of people who share a common health concern or interest. Support groups can offer a network for people who need fellowship from those who understand their struggles. By joining a support group, you can find a supportive community of people to help you overcome any stresses you may encounter.Read More
MRI images are truly captivating. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is utilized by physicians to create a visual picture inside of the body of important diagnostic information. The musculoskeletal system, bone marrow abnormalities, congenital cardiac abnormalities, and internal organs are just a few of the internal images MRI’s are best for.
While many of us know what MRI’s are used for and what they are like, actually visualizing the images they create brings the technology to life. Here are a few moving images from MRI scans that will take your breath away.Read More
Diagnostic imaging technology can be used to give important answers to patients with a variety of concerns. Based on which scan a doctor suggests, you have the option to go to a hospital or an outpatient imaging center like Clovis Open MRI. People are looking for the highest quality while still maintaining an affordable price, and most times will be able to find that an outpatient imaging center will give them the cost and quality balance that they are looking for.Read More
While eating a Kit Kat bar may be unhealthy, foods that contain cocoa beans are high in essential nutrients. Eating unprocessed cocoa beans, also known as cacoa, are even more nutritious than the average dark chocolate bar. If you’re a chocolate lover, try these healthy foods to incorporate into your diet to harbor the benefits of cocoa.Read More
The statistics speak volumes about the dangers of smoking tobacco and the deadly effects it can have on your health. In the US, one of five deaths can be attributed to smoking cigarettes and about 450,000 people die from smoking yearly. The research has been out regarding the dangers of this habit, but has an alternative habit just as bad?
Fresh produce has a prime time where their taste their best and are usually harvested. While certain seasons harvest tastier vegetables and fruits, they also produce seasonal produce that is the most nutritionally beneficial during certain periods of time. During the month of February, there are numerous fruits and vegetables are seasonally appropriate, but here are just a few of the best produce for the month of February.Read More
Laughter is a connecting force between all people from various cultures and experiences. Even from infancy, laughter has been a way to respond to different stimuli. While all of us have experienced laughter, many of us don’t understand the science behind it. This MRI study reveals everything about laughter and how our brain experiences it.Read More
X-rays are known for being an important diagnostic imaging tool used by radiologists to produce internal images of various structures. While x-rays are helpful in many ways, they are also known for producing potentially harmful radiation which can bring up concerns for patients. We understand your concerns and hope to offer more information on x-rays and the effects they have on the body.
When people think of treating a cough or relieving pain, they initially think of taking medication to ease the discomfort. While these are valid methods to temporarily relieve these ailments, essential oils can be helpful with addressing an array of health problems. Your favorite essential oil scents may actually harbor health benefits. Be sure to add these essential oils to your medicine cabinet.Read More
Have you ever gotten an MRI? If so, you are probably familiar with the process. If you haven’t, you might be curious or concerned about what it’s like. We are used to nervous patients who end up needing their first MRI. In reality, there’s nothing to worry about. MRI’s go by quicker than you’d think and are completely painless. Just incase you are still intimidated, you don’t have to worry, we thought we would break down what getting an MRI is like.Read More
Did you know you might be able to use an ultrasound scanner on your personal mobile device? This hand-held, battery powered scanner that is compatible with more smart phones is revolutionizing diagnostic imaging. While smartphones are known for being helpful for pretty much everything, this device has recently been approved and ultrasound technology can now be accessed from your iPhone.Read More
It’s no surprise that health insurance plans are confusing, but we were shocked to find out just how many people guess when choosing an insurance plan instead of simply asking questions. When you're experiencing an emergency, you don't second guess the bill, you just go to the hospital. Unfortunately many people are hit with a hefty bill after that they wouldn't have imagined in their wildest dreams.Read More
New diets are always trending especially during the beginning of a new year. While it’s easy to be fazed by various health trends, one newly popular diet has been around since the Stone Age. Also known as the “caveman diet”, Paleo is based off the hunter and gathering diet. The Paleo diet has become recently popular because it is gluten free and has proven to harbor health benefits.Read More
MRI’s often present many questions. What are they? How do they work? Why do they make such weird noises? How much radiation will I be exposed to? We’ve taken the time to answer your questions about the MRI process. We’ve noticed that there are two common misconceptions about MRI’s, and we’re looking to debunk these myths.Read More
A New Year often signifies the beginning of a healthier year for many. While making New Year’s Resolutions start off with good intentions, these goals for the upcoming year often are neglected. Luckily, smartphones have the capability to keep us in check and remind us of our goals for 2017. Here’s some smart phone apps that will help you start off 2017 healthy and keep your New Year’s Resolutions.Read More
During the holiday season, staying healthy can be a struggle. While we all want to enjoy our favorite staples and feast on Christmas day, here’s a few recipes that will make staying healthy while still enjoying your favorite Christmas treats easy.Read More
Many people are not experts on diagnostic imaging terms and can often be confused when their physician suggests one scan over another. MRI’s and CT Scans are two common types of diagnostic imaging scans but many people struggle with differentiating the two.Read More
Many families will purchase antibacterial soaps in hopes that they prevent germs at a higher rate than regular soap. However this is not always the case. The FDA has declared the active ingredients found in anti-bacterial soaps, triclosan and triclocaran, unsafe for daily use and ineffective in preventing illnesses.Read More