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Claustrophobia & Medical Scans: Tips for Getting Through Your Scan

If you are someone who has claustrophobia—or the fear of confined spaces or being closed in—learning that you need to undergo a medical test like an MRI or a CT scan can induce substantial anxiety, indeed, claustrophobia is a form of anxiety disorder, and when people who have claustrophobia are forced to spend time in […]

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What Is Computed Tomography?

At Intermountain Medical Imaging, computed tomography (CT) is one of the tools our certified radiologists use to get a detailed look at what is going on inside the body. Known as a CT or CAT scan, it is a fast, painless procedure that involves taking multiple, three-dimensional images that allow your healthcare provider to better […]

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What Is The Difference Between An MRI With & Without Contrast?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced medical imaging technique for getting a detailed look at what is going on inside the body. Rather than relying on x-rays or radiation, an MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to obtain images that help doctors uncover injuries, illnesses, or chronic conditions and assess patient […]

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What Is the Difference Between a CT Scan and an MRI?

When you go to your doctor with symptoms of possible medical conditions that are not immediately obvious, there are a variety of diagnostic tools they can use to see what is going on inside the body. Computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are two options that can help uncover injuries, illnesses, and […]

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What Kind of People Should Get Lung Cancer Screenings?

Lung cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease. While it can impact otherwise healthy people in a variety of age groups, there are some factors which can put you at an increased risk. Avoiding bad habits, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and reporting any unusual symptoms immediately to your medical provider are all steps you […]

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What Is A Radiologist?

When you suffer an injury or experience symptoms related to an underlying health condition, medical imaging can play a significant role in your diagnosis and treatment. It encompasses a broad range of technologies that create visual representations of what is going on inside your body. A radiologist works to administer these tests properly, interpret the […]

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MSK Ultrasound

The human body is made up of numerous bones, muscles, joints, tendons, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Referred to as the musculoskeletal system, these areas work together to provide body form, shape, and support for internal organs. This system also plays a key role in providing strength and stability in movements, such as walking, sitting, […]

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A Letter About Patient Care at Intermountain Medical Imaging

When pain brings you to the doctor, the hope is to leave with a quick fix. There’s little that is more disappointing than being told that you’ll have to wait for relief and that testing is required. The professionals at Intermountain Medical Imaging (IMI) in Boise understand that when you come in for one of […]

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What Is Arthrography?

Joint pain and stiffness are common symptoms that can have significant impacts on every area of your life. Often occurring as the result of age, overuse, or accidental injuries, problems within the joints and surrounding tissues are often to blame and are difficult for doctors to pinpoint through a medical exam. Arthrography is a test […]

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Imaging At An Outpatient Facility

Medical imaging is used to diagnose, treat, and monitor a variety of medical conditions. It has truly revolutionized how doctors treat patients and has proven to be a valuable aid in their recovery. Instead of having to rely on exploratory surgery or other unnecessary and invasive procedures, it provides doctors with highly detailed images of […]

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