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    Join The AMI Team on Sunday, September 28th for Race for the Cure!!!

    Last updated 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    Please join the AMI team on Sunday, September28th for this year’s Race for the Cure. You can register online at www.komendenver.org. Please click on “Denver Race” at the top of the page, then “Find a Team.” AMI can be found under “Advanced Medical Imaging.” Payment is by Visa or Mastercard. If you do not have a credit card, please see Lisa in Marketing.

    Your Komen t-shirts and race tags will be mailed to the address you provide.

    Any questions, please call at 303.621.4475.

    Important Facts about Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Last updated 1 day 12 hours ago

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of diagnostic imaging that uses a very strong magnet and radiofrequency energy to create images of nearly any part of the body. This highly sophisticated machine has been used to diagnose countless potentially deadly diseases, allowing patients to receive swift care. If your doctor recommends that you get an MRI, you should know a few things about this imaging procedure.

    MRI Is Safe for Most Patients
    MRI is nothing to be afraid of. Though the tube shaped machine with openings at both end may appear imposing, it’s completely safe for the vast majority of patients. However, there are some people who should not undergo MRI, including people who are claustrophobic and those who have pacemakers, brain clips, cochlear implants, or other metal medical implants. For the sake of your own health, it’s important to be completely honest with your doctor so he can determine whether or not you should get an MRI.

    MRI Can’t See Everything
    Your doctor will likely go through a number of diagnostic steps before ordering an MRI. If your doctor makes a sound diagnosis after a physical examination, an MRI may not even be necessary. Depending on what type of injury or ailment you have, an MRI may not be the most accurate test. For example, an MRI can’t always identify advanced arthritis. For some conditions, an x-ray or CT scan may be more appropriate.

    MRI Is Not a Treatment
    Though an MRI can identify a broad range of conditions, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not a type of treatment. An MRI will merely provide detailed images of the affected area—it’s up to the presiding physician to analyze the images and come up with a detailed treatment plan.

    Call Advanced Medical Imaging of Denver at (303) 647-6504 to learn more about MRI and other medical imaging procedures. We work closely with medical professionals throughout the Denver and Boulder areas, and our sophisticated equipment has helped with thousands of diagnoses over the years.

    A Brief History of Ultrasound Technology

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Diagnostic ultrasonography involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body’s internal structures. Believe it or not, ultrasound technology has been around for over 60 years, and has been used to great effect for decades. Modern ultrasounds can help evaluate the health of unborn children and aid with the diagnosis of a wide range of ailments.   

    The medical community’s interest in ultrasound technology goes back to the late 1940s, when a man named John Wild used ultrasound to determine the thickness of bowel tissue. The next big leap forward in ultrasound technology occurred in 1963, when an effective hand-held scanner was developed. Further developments in ultrasound technology have allowed doctors and technicians to see blood flow and determine the stiffness of a particular type of tissue. Ultrasound technology can even destroy cancerous tissue.

    If you have any questions about ultrasound technology, call Advanced Medical Imaging at (303) 647-6504. We’re proud to provide ultrasounds, MRIs, and other imaging procedures at our Louisville, Golden, Thornton, and Denver imaging facilities.    

    Understanding Your Right to Privacy Regarding Personal Health Information

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Every patient has the right to enjoy privacy with regard to health information. These privacy rights are guaranteed by federal legislation. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs how healthcare providers and health insurance organizations may view or use your personal health information. Every healthcare provider must abide by these regulations, from walk-in urgent care clinics to imaging centers that provide MRI exams.

    Protected Health Information
    The law applies to all individually identifiable health information, regardless of whether it is in an electronic, oral, or paper format. Individually identifiable health information includes data that involves a person’s past, present, or future mental health, physical health, and medical conditions. It also involves the treatments an individual may receive and the past, present, or future payment for provision of healthcare. In other words, health information that could reasonably identify a particular person is safeguarded by the law. HIPAA does not restrict the use or disclosure of de-identified health information, which cannot identify a particular individual. For example, if you go to an imaging center for an MRI exam, your health information that includes identifying factors is protected. However, if your information cannot be used to identify you, it may not necessarily be protected.

    Use and Disclosure of Health Information
    A healthcare provider can use your health information to facilitate treatment. For example, a radiologist may review your health history before performing an MRI exam on you. A healthcare provider can also send certain information to a health insurance plan to receive payment for rendered services. Healthcare providers may also disclose information to state and federal health organizations when required by law to do so.

    The entire team at Advanced Medical Imaging upholds the strictest standards of patient privacy protection and HIPAA compliance. If you wish to schedule an appointment for an MRI exam or other imaging scan in the Denver, Lakewood, or Boulder areas, please contact us at (303) 647-6504. You could also browse the information on our website to learn more about MRI exams and our other services. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans and are contracted with most insurance carriers.

    The Everyday Athlete's Guide to Sports Injuries [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Getting active is great for your health, but having a sports injury can be both painful and frustrating. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be at risk for this kind of injury. Weekend warriors are just as likely to experience painful ankle sprains, hamstring pulls, and more. When you experience a sports injury, the first thing to do is get out of the game. Trying to play through the pain could worsen your injury and leave you on the sidelines for longer. Next, see your doctor for a referral for a diagnostic MRI exam. In this infographic, Advanced Medical Imaging examines common sports injuries and offers tips for prevention. We offer affordable MRI exams in the Denver and Boulder areas. Contact us if you need MRI services, and share this important information about sports injuries with your teammates. 

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