Last updated 6 days ago
The Internet has significantly changed the way that many companies do business, including those in the healthcare industry. In addition to using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Advanced Medical Imaging uses Google + so that our patients have the opportunity to share their experiences with others.
We believe that having our patients post reviews through Google + not only helps our company improve our patient care and diagnostic imaging services, but also helps potential patients get the information they need to make the right decision about MRIs, CTs, and ultrasounds in Denver, Colorado.
For more information about our services, call Advanced Medical Imaging at (303) 647-6504. You can also visit our website to submit your own review. We are your resource for MRIs, CT scans, mammograms, X-rays, bone density scans, and biopsies in the Denver, Boulder, and Lakewood areas. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans as well as are contracted with most insurance carriers.
Last updated 12 days ago
An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan, is a test which uses pulses of radio wave energy in conjunction with a magnetic field to create pictures of the internal organs and structures within your body. While the providers with Advanced Medical Imaging in Colorado can determine if you require an MRI, it is important to educate yourself on their uses and indications. Continue reading to learn more about the uses of MRIs and when you may require one.
Uses and Indications
MRIs can be used to diagnose a number of problems, from minor injuries or infections to blood vessel diseases and tumors. MRI scans may be performed on the head to check for signs of an aneurysm, concussion, stroke, or problems affecting the optic and auditory nerves. MRIs can also be performed on the chest in order to assess the blood vessels, heart, lungs, or check for signs of cancer. Abdomen MRIs may be performed to check for problems with the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, gallbladder, uterus, ovaries, or prostate. In some cases, MRIs may be performed to assess the health of the bones and joints, including those located within the spine.
Signs You May Require an MRI
You may require an MRI if you are suffering from severe or chronic pain, including pain affecting your head, chest, abdomen and pelvis, back, and legs. Some individuals may turn to an MRI immediately after suffering an injury in which a fracture or concussion is suspected, while others may undergo an MRI several months later when conservative treatments are not enough to alleviate their chronic pain.
Get the answers to all of your MRI questions by contacting Advanced Medical Imaging in Colorado at (303) 647-6504 today! You can also visit us online for more information on our Lakewood, Boulder, and Denver MRI services. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans as well as are contracted with most insurance carriers.
Last updated 20 days ago
A biopsy may be performed on the thyroid to check for signs of thyroid cancer. In this video, you will hear from one patient about her experiences undergoing a thyroid biopsy.
This patient states that the procedure was not invasive, did not require anesthesia, and allowed her to drive herself to the facility. During the needle aspiration biopsy, ultrasound guidance was utilized in order to ensure the successful removal of the portion of the thyroid needed for a diagnosis. Watch the full clip to learn more.
How do you know when you may require a biopsy? Check with your healthcare provider to determine in a thyroid biopsy is needed. Call our Denver MRI facility at (303) 647-6504 for further information. We offer cost-effective self-pay plans as well as are contracted with most insurance carriers.
Last updated 27 days ago
With the temperatures steadily rising, many of us are beginning to lace up our hiking boots—and while hiking is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy the Colorado landscapes, there are certain safety precautions you’ll want to take before hitting the trail. Make sure you know how to protect your health by reading over these summer hiking safety tips.
Even the most experienced hiker will need to prepare for the unexpected. This means you’ll want to pack the proper hiking gear as well as extra water, food, clothing, first aid kit, and a headlamp. It is also important to pack a first aid kit and a whistle in the event of an emergency.
Map Out Your Hike
Part of being prepared is planning out your hike beforehand. Consider purchasing maps or a trail guide several days before your hike so that you can determine and map out the best route. You may even consider giving a copy of the map to friends or family members so that they know which area you plan to be in if you come across a problem.
Most people do not realize that by the time they feel thirsty, their body is already dehydrated. For this reason, you will want to bring plenty of water and drink throughout your hike, even if you do not actually feel thirsty.
Know the Symptoms
There are a number of potential illnesses that can occur while hiking, including dehydration and heat stroke. Dehydration may result in fatigue, decreased sweating, dry skin, headache, and lightheadedness. Heat stroke may cause symptoms such as headache, muscle cramps, nausea, profuse sweating, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and fainting.
Dehydration and heat stroke are not the only health concerns when it comes to hiking. If you believe you may have suffered a muscle strain or fracture while hiking, it is important to seek the appropriate care. Give Advanced Medical Imaging in Denver a call at (303) 647-6504 for more information about our MRI services. At AMI, we offer cost-effective self-pay plans as well as are contracted with most insurance carriers.