As the last month of 2017 has begun, many of us are starting to plan our New Year's resolutions. No matter how specific your goals may be, people often aim to be healthier in the new year. From losing weight to eating healthier, we support your health driven goals. Here are a few tips to help keep you healthy in 2018 without having to hit the gym.
One of the biggest concerns for patients undergoing an MRI is claustrophobia. Whether or not you suffer from claustrophobia on a daily basis, scan anxiety can occur and make MRI's more stressful process. Fortunately, at Northeast Nebraska Imaging we specialize in Open MRI technology which offers more room for claustrophobic patients. If you are still concerned about your MRI, here are a few more tips that will ease your claustrophobia.
One of the most confusing parts about getting an MRI is distinguishing the differences in the types of MRI's. Most people don't even realize there are three different types of MRI's and some patients just go wherever their doctor refers them. Know the differences between MRI types and know which type of MRI is truly open.
Bones essential hold together the entire body, and overall bone health is imperative to preventing breaks and fractures. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses bone density or simply doesn’t produce enough calcium or vitamin D. With approximately 54 million Americans diagnosed with osteoporosis, we thought we'd provide tips to help identify the warning signs for this common bone disease.
During the month of October, spreading breast cancer awareness is of utmost importance. We encourage you to undergo your annual mammogram and be proactive about your breast health. While mammograms and ultrasounds are both effective breast imaging tests, MRI’s play an important role in screening for breast cancer. Let’s take a closer look at how our favorite imaging test is used to fight breast cancer.
There is a growing percentage of technology that is serving a significant role in our lives. Wearable technology is changing the way we view our health and helping us make lifestyle modifications. Here are some of the most useful wearable tech for healthcare:
You might not love your radiologist as much as your cat (and you probably shouldn't, that'd be weird), but your radiologist sure does love treating you. Finding out what's troubling you so you can get better is their passion and purpose. Our radiologists want you to know that. If you still don't believe that they are similar to your cat then here are some reasons:
An MRI can be a stressful experience at any age, but it’s especially stressful if your child needs one. Even though it’s a completely safe exam, it may be hard to help your child overcome the fear of entering the MRI machine. To ensure your child has the best experience possible, we have provided some tips to comfort your child during their MRI.
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is defined as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, as well as a penetrating head injury. TBI can affect anyone at any time because it is typically caused by unforeseen accidents or injuries, however, TBI disproportionately affects children and infants.
Summer is here again and that means more time outdoors! While you are outside and taking part in activities - like camping and bonfires - it’s important to protect yourself from mosquitos and other insects. Mosquitos have been known to spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika, Malaria, and Yellow Fever. These risks are increased if you’re spending time in tropical or foreign destinations.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a diagnostic tool that produces clear images of the internal anatomy of the body and is used to detect abnormalities. While MRIs are one of the most accurate imaging devices in medicine, it can still be difficult to determine if you may be in need of one. Let us help you by highlighting what may qualify you for an MRI.
June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Sadly, 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that slowly destroys a person’s memory and impairs their speech, thinking, and behavior.
Check out how cute these animals with casts are! I never realized how common it is for animals to have casts. I sure hope these photos bring cheer to your day. Just as these animals have dealt with broken bone recovery, you can too!
The best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones are weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. However, before you exercise you should stretch to prevent injury. Here are four stretches that will help improve your bone strength
Feel like you have had a void in your life that can only be satisfied by radiology humor? Lucky for you we dug up a few memes to strike your funny bone.
MRI’s are extremely useful for stroke prevention by diagnosing stroke within 12 hours of a person’s first stroke symptom. MRI scans more accurately detect lesions from stroke and help identify the severity of some types of stroke.
We understand that MRI's can be intimidating. Whether you suffer from claustrophobia or have never had an MRI scan, rest assured that MRI's are not painful or scary. At Northeast Nebraska Imaging, we stress the important of our patients in our services and quality care. If you're nervous for your scan, here are a few ways you can feel a bit more comfortable during your MRI.