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    February is Heart Health Month

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Are you up to date with your heart health? Call us today to schedule an appointment for a heart scan today! 

    Introducing InteleRad & ImageShare is now at AMI!

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Advanced Medical Imaging is excited to introduce our brand new PACS system: InteleRad!

    You can also share your medical images with Advanced Medical Imaging now with ImageShare.

     

    What Are Your Rights as a Patient?

    Last updated 3 months ago

    All patients have certain rights, some of which are mandated by federal law. For example, federal law has established that you have the right to keep your medical records private and to obtain a copy of your medical records. Furthermore, many states provide for additional patient rights. Individual healthcare facilities, such as MRI centers, may also have their own patient bill of rights.

    One of the most important patient rights is the right to informed consent. Informed consent means that you must be provided with the information you need to make a decision about your healthcare. You have the right to either refuse or consent to treatment. Some of the additional rights your healthcare facility may mandate can include the right to having results sent to your physician within 24 hours of taking an MRI or other exam. You may also have the right to compassionate patient care delivered by highly qualified professionals.

    At Advanced Medical Imaging, we adhere to strict standards of patient rights, including the right to prompt, compassionate service. Residents of Denver, Lakewood, and Boulder can reach our MRI center at (303) 647-6504 or visit us online to view our services. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans and are contracted with most insurance carriers.

    Examining the Different Types of Brain Scans

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Brain imaging enables your physician to view the various structures of your brain. Your physician may recommend a brain scan, such as an MRI exam, for diagnosis, treatment planning, or follow-up care. If you’re anticipating a brain scan at an MRI center, you can call the clinic ahead of time to learn what you can expect and how you should prepare.

    Computed Tomography (CT)
    For a CT scan, you’ll lie on a special table that is inserted into the CT scanner. The scanner moves around the head, transmitting X-rays from multiple directions. The information is sent to a computer, which produces horizontal images, or “slices,” of the brain. CT scans offer more highly detailed images, as opposed to standard X-rays. CT scans may be performed with or without contrast dye.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    An MRI test uses radio wave energy and a strong magnetic field to produce images of the brain. This test does not use any radiation. As with a CT scan, you’ll be asked to lie on a table that will slide into the scanner. You’ll be asked to remain as still as possible to enable clear images.

    Flow-Sensitive MRI (FS MRI)
    Your physician may recommend having an FS MRI if he or she is planning treatment for a spinal cord tumor, skull base tumor, or a tumor that is resulting in fluid accumulation on the brain. An FS MRI involves the combination of images of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow with functional MRI.

    Functional MRI (fMRI)
    Functional MRI is similar to a standard MRI exam. However, the images are produced in a much faster sequence. This enables your physician to evaluate how your brain is utilizing oxygen. Functional MRI is particularly helpful for planning surgery and during surgery.

    Advanced Medical Imaging is pleased to serve residents of Denver, Lakewood, Boulder and beyond with exceptional radiology services, including MRI exams, CT scans, and many others. You can view a list of our radiology services on our website. Or, call our MRI center at (303) 647-6504 with any questions you may have. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans and are contracted with most insurance carriers.

     

    The Many Uses for Radiology

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Radiology is critical for the proper care of patients. It is used in multiple settings, including in the emergency room, in the inpatient setting, and for outpatients visiting an MRI center. Radiology includes exams such as MRIs, CT scans, ultrasound, x-rays, and bone scans. Additionally, radiology encompasses some semi-invasive procedures, such as biopsies.

    Hear more about the many uses of radiology by watching this interview with a physician. He explains some of the therapeutic uses of radiology and discusses its importance in delivering an accurate diagnosis to patients.

    Advanced Medical Imaging is an MRI center that offers a wide array of radiology services, including CT scans, bone scans, and biopsies. Those in the Lakewood, Denver, and Boulder areas can contact our MRI center at (303) 647-6504 to arrange an appointment. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans and are contracted with most insurance carriers.




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