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What to Expect at Your Mammogram Appointment

Mammogram

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recommends that by the age of 40, women should have their first mammogram. While a mammogram screening is a vital part to early breast cancer detection and successful treatment, it can often seem intimidating to women. Knowing what to expect at your first mammogram appointment can help you feel more comfortable and help the screening go more smoothly.

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid

The month of January is dedicated to raising awareness about the thyroid. During this month, healthcare providers and advocates across the nation encourage patients to take care of their thyroid glands to ensure it functions properly. There are a variety of tests that we offer at Maryville Imaging that help physicians diagnose thyroid problems in their patients.

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The Risks of Diagnostic Imaging During Your Pregnancy

Pregnant

If you are a woman, chances are you have heard the question, “Are you pregnant?” when at the dentist, doctor’s office or your local imaging center. While it has been a general rule to not receive a diagnostic imaging test while pregnant, this thinking has changed over time in some instances. In some cases, it is necessary for the woman’s health for her to receive an imaging test even while pregnant. When it is necessary, the benefits of having an imaging test done outweigh the potential, minimal risks to the baby. As a woman, it is important to understand the actual issues concerning x-ray exposure during pregnancy.

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Cancer Awareness & Detection

Cancer

The month of November is a busy one, not only because of the holiday season, but also in terms of cancer awareness. This month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month as well as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of these initiatives, Maryville Imaging is encouraging individuals to be proactive in their health and to seek annual checkups so that cancer can be detected at its earliest stages.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, with skin cancer being the most common. Medical studies have found that approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. There are numerous ways you can partake in Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year.

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All You Need to Know About MRIs

A magnetic resonance imaging scan, commonly called a MRI, is an imaging procedure used to create detailed images of the body’s organs and tissues. MRIs are performed in medical facilities across the globe, as the scan uses no radiation and is non-invasive, painless, quick and accurate! Now that you know the perks of this procedure, you may be wondering what a MRI scan is used for?

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