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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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The Digital Difference: Digital X-rays vs. Traditional X-rays

Having been utilized since the early 1900s to detect and diagnose health issues, an X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. With the continuous advancement of medical technology, traditional X-rays have evolved into digital X-rays. This modernized digital type of medical imaging has a variety of benefits compared to the traditional X-ray.

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Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month

The month of May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month, a month dedicated to promote good bone health through the prevention, early detection and treatment of osteoporosis.

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