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What Sedation Options Are Available for MRI?

May 31, 2016 3:00:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

When you need to undergo a medical procedure, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. What is routine for healthcare providers often involves a great deal of new information for patients. In non-emergency situations, don’t...

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Making It Through an MRI When You Have Anxiety or Claustrophobia

Jun 5, 2015 3:29:55 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Although an MRI is a painless, noninvasive, and safe procedure, the prospect of getting one can evoke a great deal of stress in the millions of people who suffer acute anxiety in closed spaces. When not properly accommodated...

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What You Should Know About Your Arthrogram

Jan 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

What is an arthrogram?

An arthrogram is an image that your health care providers use to evaluate the condition of your joints. It is frequently used to identify problems in the hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle....

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MRI vs. CT (CAT) Scan: Which is Best for My Brain Imaging Needs?

Oct 25, 2014 10:04:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Determining whether an MRI or CT (or CAT) scan is more appropriate for your imaging needs may seem challenging, but there are several factors that can make the decision easier. Some of these considerations include whether the...

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MRI Safety – Practical Points for Patients and Providers

Oct 2, 2014 2:53:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is generally considered to be safer than X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scanning because it does not use ionizing radiation, so does not increase the patient’s risk of developing cancer....

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What Are the Contraindications for MRI?

Jun 18, 2014 1:38:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most detailed imaging techniques available to health care professionals today.  It also poses very little health risk because it does not depend on radiation, as does X-ray or ...

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