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Bone Scan vs. MRI: Which is Best for You?

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Bone Scan vs. MRI Scan

Bone scans and MRI’s are both effective screening techniques in detecting certain bone diseases. Although bone scans are typically recommended by doctors to detect most bone diseases, an increasing amount of research is demonstrating the benefits of using an MRI. As MRI’s become more common, their uses grow. Each scan comes with its own set of benefits and challenges. Read below to find out which type is best for you.

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Dark Spots On My Open MRI Brain Images? What Are They?

Open MRI Scan

A dark spot can appear on medical imaging scans for several reasons. These dark stains can be due to old injuries or evidence of more serious issues such as a tumor, aneurysm or a congenital brain abnormality. Diagnostic medical imaging technology provides doctors with the images they need to pinpoint your specific issue for the most efficient diagnosis. This article discusses medical imaging and further examines what the dark spots on the open MRI brain images can indicate. (more…)


Debunking 10 Common Myths About Open MRI Exams

Mature female doctor assisting patient undergoing open mri scan.

Mature female doctor assisting patient undergoing open mri scan.

  1. They’re less effective than traditional MRI’s

In reality, Open MRI’s are just as effective in terms of accuracy. In many cases, they can actually produce a better picture because it’s easier to get the positioning of the examined body part just right. In claustrophobic patients, it’s easier to get a better picture because they’ll be less nervous and more likely to sit still. (more…)


Do I Need An MRI For My Sports Concussion?

The summer season is in full swing and athletes across Connecticut are taking advantage of the beautiful weather. Here in New England, action sports are some of the most popular hobbies among individuals of all age groups which can unfortunately lead to sports concussions. With intense ongoing research surrounding CTE, you can turn to this blog to learn a little more about sports concussions and the potential for follow up medical imaging.

Sports Concussion Treatment

Although in majority of circumstances, any form of medical imaging is unnecessary, cases where symptoms may suggest a more serious injury, a medical imaging scan is strongly suggested within the first 48 hours of injury.

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Healthy Recipes That Will Improve Your Daily Life

These healthy recipes are really here to boost your energy! Do you dread the sound of that alarm clock everyday? Rub your eyes with the A/C running to try and stay awake in the morning?We’ve all been there. One of the biggest mistakes you can make early in your day is to skip breakfast. Without food, your body begins to conserve energy and burn fewer calories—making your metabolism take a nosedive. “In one study, breakfast skippers were nearly 5 times more likely to be obese than breakfast eaters.” – (source)

Tandoori chicken, rice and spinach dish in a white bowl

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4 Fun Things To Do In Connecticut; Healthy Activities

Fun Things To Do In Connecticut

Our team spends the majority of our time producing high quality results for our patients. However, we love fun, healthy activities in our off time! With locations in Manchester, Enfield, Glastonbury and Middletown, we get to see quite a bit of this beautiful state. These are 4 of our favorite healthy activities you can do right here in Connecticut!  (more…)


MRI Scan For Diagnosing Knee Pain

Is it time for an Open MRI for knee pain?

Injuries can happen in a variety of ways and many times injury to the leg may not be initially visible by the human eye. Your doctor may request an MRI scan for diagnosing knee pain if the injury is not diagnosable upon initial examination.

Why A Knee MRI?

Many injuries that occur in the knee(s) may not be diagnosable without getting a better picture of what is taking place beneath the surface. An MRI scan for diagnosing knee pain allows doctors to get a clear look at bones, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, ligaments and muscles. (more…)


What Is An Open MRI Machine Scan For?

MRI Scan Machine- Brain Scan- Results

Open MRI Scan Machine Results

Your doctor may suggest that you have an MRI exam to diagnose your medical issue. Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed images of tissues and organs inside the body. Although, what is the MRI truly scan for? Read this article further to better understand Open MRI technology and what’s being scanned for in different parts of the body. (more…)


Shoulder Pain; Do I Need An MRI?

Shoulder painAn MRI for shoulder pain scan uses magnets and radio waves to capture images of your body’s internal structures. With Open MRI, our procedures do not involve a surgical incision and our machines are “wide open” allowing for a pain and claustrophobia free experience. Continue reading to learn about the different types of shoulder pain that may require an MRI.

MRI For Shoulder Pain; What Can Be Seen?

A CT Open MRI scan allows our doctors to see your bones as well as soft tissues in the body such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even nerves and blood vessels.While our Open MRI machines can perform imaging on any part of your body, a shoulder MRI scan specifically help your doctor see the bones, blood vessels, and tissues in your shoulder area.

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