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Getting Through an MRI When You Have Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is characterized as a fear of dark or confined spaces but people also describe this as a fear of being trapped without a way out. Usually, there is a fear of suffocation or a fear of restriction associated with this phobia as well. It affects around 9% of the US population according to the […]

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What is Neuroradiology?

The field of medicine has a lot of odd terminology and complex words. Neuroradiology is definitely one of these words. If you have the need to have a neuroradiology exam done, you are probably full of questions. Most importantly, you will want to know what it means and what is going to occur. Before you […]

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No-Stress Imaging

When you or your loved one is unwell and requires some form of imaging, whether that be an x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound or MRI, there can be a measure of stress you feel when going in for these tests. For you to require imaging at all, the fear and worry surrounding the reasons for the […]

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Imaging Costs: IMI vs. Area Hospitals – The Best Care at the Best Price!

Taking care of your health is a top priority, but when your doctor tells you that you need medical imaging, you might find yourself weighing the financial costs against his or her requests. Before you start balancing your bank account, there’s something you should know: there are significant differences in the costs of imaging, depending […]

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Cardiac MRI: Love Your Heart

Cardiac MRI: When you were young, you listened to your heart when it came to finding your true love. When you became an adult, you followed your heart when you decided to marry the love of your life. And when your twosome became a family, your heart overflowed with more love than you could have […]

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Radiology Technologist: What is a rad tech and why does it matter?

What is a radiology technologist and why does it matter? “The staff makes you feel like you are special and that is something you don’t find everywhere. Thank you!” —IMI Patient National Radiologic Technology week took place over the week of November 6-12, and while all of us at IMI were excited about it and […]

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Large-Bore MRI | Our New MRI Scanner Is More Comfortable Than Ever.

An MRI is something that most people have to have at some point during their lives. For some, it’s a relatively easy experience that is over quickly and gives them the answers they need. For others, just thinking about the process involved elicits feelings of anxiety. If you are in need of an MRI, and […]

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Nurses Make the World Go Round!

“The whole process was amazing, and I had the most caring and attentive nurses that a person could ever want.” —IMI Patient  At IMI, it’s not uncommon for nurses to be seen as the people who take care of the minor details that happen between very important exams and procedures. What few realize is that […]

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Position Statement on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Gem State Radiology, the radiology group for Intermountain Medical Imaging, is in full support of this position paper re Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and it’s importance as part of the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. ____ IDAHO STATE RADIOLOGY SOCIETY POSITION STATEMENT DIGITAL BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS The Idaho State Radiological Society is a state chapter of […]

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