Child’s MRI for Appendicitis: A Parent’s Guide

Child’s MRI for Appendicitis: A Parent’s Guide

Appendicitis affects about 1 out of every 1,000 people in the United States, and because the condition tends to occur between the ages of 10 and 30 years, it’s one of the most common emergency conditions for children. It’s a serious, life-threatening condition, that requires the removal of the appendix via a simple surgery (an […]

Shoulder MRI Scans: Here’s What to Expect

Shoulder MRI Scans: Here’s What to Expect

If you have shoulder pain or a documented injury that’s not getting better, there’s a chance your doctor will order a shoulder MRI scan. Overall, the MRI is one of the best diagnostic tools we have to identify your condition. That’s a good thing. After all, the sooner your doctors have a diagnosis, the sooner […]

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 2

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 2

Maybe your general practitioner just referred you for an MRI scan, and it’s your first. Maybe you’re wondering if you should ask your doctor about an MRI scan in the first place. Or maybe you’ve heard about MRI scans, and how much more frequent they’ve become, and you want to understand more. No matter why […]

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 1

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 1

MRI scans give your health care team a detailed look into your body, which helps them figure out what’s causing your symptoms. But why do doctors order MRI scans as opposed to, say, X-rays? What are the top conditions that lead a physician to refer a patient to the radiology clinic for an MRI scan? […]