The Benefit Of Having An On-Site Radiologist

The Benefit Of Having An On-Site Radiologist

Numerous factors play a role in helping you decide on where to undergo an imaging test. Whether it’s the pricing, location, or services offered, there are many things to consider before undergoing an MRI. When considering your options, consider the staff and radiologists.

Kerrville Imaging varies from other centers because we have on-site radiologists that provide personalized care on the spot. No need to wait for results when you can meet with one of our four radiologists after your MRI scan. Here are a few ways you can benefit from visiting an on-site radiologist for your imaging needs.

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What To Ask Your Doctor Before You Get An MRI

What To Ask Your Doctor Before You Get An MRI

Before undergoing an MRI, you may have many questions and concerns. This medical test is an important imaging tool for radiologists, but it can be intimidating for first-time patients. Our four board-certified radiologists are here to support you through your Open MRI to ensure you have a positive experience. We've answered the most common MRI questions and are here to give you a piece of mind. 

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How To Prepare For An MRI

How To Prepare For An MRI

Your doctor suggests an MRI, you book your appointment, and ready to undergo this common diagnostic imaging scan. But how do you prepare for this procedure? This noninvasive scan is painless and doesn't require much preparation. We've provided a run down about how the day of your Open MRI will go and how you can prepare yourself ahead of time.  

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Pediatric MRI: Is Anesthesia The Answer?

Pediatric MRI: Is Anesthesia The Answer?

MRI’s can be difficult for any patients, but especially our youngest ones. Parents are often concerned with allowing their child to undergo an MRI scan. While utilizing open MRI machines help children during their scans, anesthesia can help younger children have more accurate scans. If you’re a parents who is concerned about what may be best for your child when undergoing an MRI, we are here to provide you with knowledge all about anesthesia and its role in pediatric MRI.

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Why We Utilize Open MRI

Why We Utilize Open MRI

We understand that as a patient, you are constantly searching for the best care that you can find which is why we only offer Open MRI. We believe that Open MRI is the overall best choice for patients based off of the many benefits that are specific to this machine. One of the biggest reasons why we use Open MRI’s is to accommodate our patients and make sure they are comfortable in our center.

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Becoming A Radiologist: How Did Your Doctor Get Here?

Becoming A Radiologist: How Did Your Doctor Get Here?

Doctors play an important role in the medical world and this is no exception in diagnostic imaging. Our four radiologists are dedicated to providing the best imaging care to our patients from their years of experience and schooling. Let's take a moment to meet our local Kerrville Imaging radiologists. 

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Acupuncture: MRI Reveals The Effect On Brain Activity

Acupuncture: MRI Reveals The Effect On Brain Activity

Needles may not seem appealing at first, but the use of small needles in acupuncture has proven to have various health benefits. From pain relief to brain stimulation, acupuncture has been an ancient holistic health practice for years. A new MRI study has revealed how this ancient practice stimulates brain activity.

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7 Things Patients Should Know About Their Radiologist

7 Things Patients Should Know About Their Radiologist

Imaging scans are needed for different circumstances depending on the medical issue.  Whether is is an unexpected injury, a medical concern, or a pregnancy, radiologists are here to provide us with our imaging needs. 

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Debunking Common MRI Myths

Debunking Common MRI Myths

Some people may view MRI's as mysterious, loud, and even scary when they first think of this diagnostic imaging tools. While they present many questions, MRI's often come with numerous common misconceptions about the scanners used and how it may affect the patients undergoing the scan. We're here to debunk these common MRI myths once and for all. 

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Tips On How To Navigate Through Your Health Insurance Options

Tips On How To Navigate Through Your Health Insurance Options

Health insurance can be confusing, to say the least, but you'd be surprised how many people actually guess when choosing their insurance plan. Only 11% of people could figure out what a four-day hospital visit would cost given a hypothetical insurance plan. When health problems happen, we don't want you to have to worry about health insurance. We are here to give you a few tips to help you navigate through your health insurance options. 

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How MRI Is Used In Sports Medicine

How MRI Is Used In Sports Medicine

Injuries are a prominent part of all sports. The diagnosis of these injuries is important because it can determine an athlete’s career or a team’s season outcome. Sports medicine relies primarily on diagnostic imaging tools to provide accurate answers to various sports injuries. Here’s an inside look into how MRI scans can be used in sports medicine.

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Do We Have Enough Brain Power To Remember Everything?

Do We Have Enough Brain Power To Remember Everything?

Being forgetful is the reality for many of us, especially as we age over the years. As we get older, our memory often fades which makes us wonder if our brains are actually able to remember everything. Researchers have been looking at if our memories simply fade as our brain deteriorates or if our brain simply doesn't have enough room for a lifetime of memories?

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What Is It Like To Undergo An MRI?

What Is It Like To Undergo An MRI?

For some people, MRI scanners are something familiar but for others it can be a foreign process. When first undergoing an MRI scan, we understand that you may be confused, concerned, or unaware of what an MRI actually is. Kerrville Imaging is here to help you every step of the way. No need to be nervous about your first MRI! We are here to give you an inside look into the MRI scanning process and what you should expect on the day of your appointment. 

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Can I Get An MRI When I'm Pregnant?

Can I Get An MRI When I'm Pregnant?

Pregnancy often comes along with various questions with the baby and mother's safety involved. While many common questions involved what not to eat and how active to be, mothers-to-be may be concerned about which medical procedures they can undergo. 

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MRI Scans: More Effective Than Mammograms?

MRI Scans: More Effective Than Mammograms?

MRI’s is our favorite diagnostic imaging tool because it helps give our patients important answers to their medical questions.  While mammograms and self-examinations are commonly used when diagnosing breast cancer, MRI screenings have proven to be beneficial to both high-risk and average-risk women. 

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Is It Safe To Get An MRI With A Pacemaker?

Is It Safe To Get An MRI With A Pacemaker?

Before undergoing an MRI, there are various important steps and precautions to take.  Since MRI machines are essential giant magnets, metals are prohibited in MRI machines because they interfere with the technology. Pacemakers are one of the devices people have questions about regarding MRI’s and we’re here to give you the answer.

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Can My Child Get An MRI?

Can My Child Get An MRI?

People need MRIs for many reasons that often involve soft tissue injuries, and children are not immune to such injuries. Just like everyone else, children often suffer injuries or symptoms that might require an MRI scan to reach a diagnosis. Accordingly, it is only natural for the question to arise for those parents who have children that might need an MRI for the first time

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The Importance Of MRI's In Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

The Importance Of MRI's In Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

MRI’s are used when diagnosing various illnesses and diseases. While people initially think of biopsies as the best way to diagnose cancer, MRI’s have proven to pick up 93% of aggressive cancers and biopsies account for less than half.  Scientists are saying that MRI’s have an important role in detecting prostate cancer.  Not only have MRI’s proven to be more effective in diagnosing prostate cancer, they also can aid in decreasing the amount of men having to undergo painful biopsies.

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Claustrophobia: How To Overcome It

Claustrophobia: How To Overcome It

Claustrophobia is an issue that often plagues our patients as one of their biggest concerns before undergoing an MRI scan. We understand your concerns and know claustrophobia can be overwhelming and difficult to overcome.  We hope to help you understand what claustrophobia really is, what causes it, and how you can prevent it from taking over.

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