We get asked this question a lot. The MRI machine uses a combination of a strong magnet, radio waves and a receiver to create images of inside the body. When the exam is performed, an electromagnet sends a current through a coiled wire. The loud clicking sound that you hear is from switching the currents…

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A coil is an essential component of any MRI machine, and allows us to capture high end images of specific body parts. So depending on what area of the body is being imaged determines what type of coil to use. You can think of the MRI coil as an antenna. During the scan, the machine…

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Osteoporosis means “porous bone,” and is condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Throughout our lives, our bodies absorb and replace bone tissue. With osteoporosis, new bone creation doesn’t keep up with old bone removal. A little fall or bump can cause a serious fracture. The most common type of fractures are of the…

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What does the ACL do? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is perhaps the most important ligament in the knee is the. It runs from the front of your shinbone (tibia) to the back of your thighbone (femur), and is no bigger than your little finger. The ACL has several functions including: provides stability to the…

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Everyone needs to undergo a colon cancer screening at some point in their life. Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women. In the midst of covid-19, it is important…

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More than a million Americans have a heart attack each year, and nearly half of them are fatal. Over half the people who die from a heart attack have no symptoms. Coronary Artery Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every 36 seconds one person dies…

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