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Revolutionary 3T MRI creates a superb patient experience
If you are anxious about being in enclosed spaces, the prospect of having to get an MRI scan can be daunting. New technologies are improving the experience for patients by making the MRI process easier and less overwhelming. The 3T Philips Elition...
Get to Know your Thyroid
Virtually every organ system in the body is affected by thyroid hormones. Disease of the thyroid gland can result in over or underproduction of hormones. Thus, symptoms can be quite varied. Early signs of thyroid disease include: Swollen glands in...
Do I have arthritis?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 23% of all adults in the United States suffer from arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis; the most common type is osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of...
Radiation Dose
Medical imaging has an important role in diagnosing and managing many common health problems. Radiography (X-rays), CT (computerized tomography) and Interventional Procedures use bundles of energy that pass through the body to generate images of the...
The Cost of Medical Imaging
Undergoing a medical procedure can be stressful, at times. The cost of the procedure can also be an additional concern for many. From routine screening tests to minimally invasive procedures, several factors affect the price of the exam, including...
Who is a Caregiver?
November celebrates the demanding work of family caregivers and their contribution to individuals and communities. Caregivers provide assistance to a person suffering from disease, sometimes a chronic and progressive, condition. Assistance may be...
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer but is the leading cause of cancer death in America. Every November, awareness is raised to encourage disease prevention, symptom awareness, and possible early detection. Early diagnosis of cancer...
Inova Health System Announces Partnership with Fairfax Radiological Consultants (FRC)
Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System today announced a partnership between Inova Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA) and Fairfax Radiological Consultants (FRC) forming a new company called Fairfax Radiology Centers. The new company will offer...
When Should I Start Getting Mammograms?
Screening mammography starting at age 40 results in the greatest number of lives saved. Screening mammography can detect cancer early, sometimes years before a anything abnormal can be felt. Finding breast cancer in its earliest stages can allow for...
What is interventional radiology?
Interventional radiology is a specialized field of medicine that utilizes imaging and minimally invasive devices to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Unlike traditional open surgeries, these image guided procedures often result in less pain...