Often times, patients ask us “What’s the difference between a CT (or CAT) Scan and an MRI?” These scans can look similar at first glance, but in reality, they are vastly…
CT vs MRI: What's The Difference? https://subrad.com/blog/2019/02/ct-vs-mri-whats-difference/


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If your child needs to have an imaging exam, like an x-ray or ultrasound, exceptional care is available right in your neighborhood. In what can often be a scary or anxious…
A range of pediatric imaging exams are available for infants, children and teens, including x-rays, ultrasound, CT and MRI. Request Suburban Imaging if your child needs an imaging exam. https://subrad.com/blog/2018/05/no-kidding-we-see-all-ages/


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May is National Osteoporosis Month. Men and women can have osteoporosis without any signs or symptoms. "When you have osteoporosis, your bones become weak and are more likely…
To diagnose osteoporosis, you can protect your bone health at any age by having a bone density scan at Suburban Imaging. https://subrad.com/blog/2018/05/osteoporosis-awareness-bone-density-scan/


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A new breast cancer screening tool offers additional reassurance for early detection when combined with annual screening mammography. Abbreviated Breast MRI may be right for you…
A new breast cancer screening tool offers additional reassurance for early detection when combined with annual screening mammography. https://subrad.com/blog/2018/03/breast-cancer-early-detection-new-screening-tool/


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March is colon cancer awareness month. Speak with your healthcare provider about scheduling a Virtual Colonoscopy Screening at Suburban Imaging - Southdale. Excluding skin…
March is colon cancer awareness month. Speak with your healthcare provider about scheduling a Virtual Colonoscopy Screening today. https://subrad.com/blog/2018/03/virtual-colonoscopy-screening/


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What is a CAT scan?

Aug 16, 2017

A CAT scan is a large x-ray that also combines a computer to process images. CAT scans can look at organs, blood vessels and bone. A CAT scan is good at diagnosing a variety of…
A CAT scan is a large x-ray that also combines a computer to process images. CAT scans can look at organs, blood vessels and bone. https://subrad.com/blog/2017/08/what-cat-scan/


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A radiology report describing your diagnostic imaging results might be confusing to read if you’re not a healthcare provider. A radiology report includes complex anatomical and…
A radiology report describing your diagnostic imaging results might be confusing to read if you’re not a healthcare provider. A radiology report includes complex anatomical and medical terms specifically written for healthcare providers. https://subrad.com/blog/2017/03/your-radiology-report-and-how-read-it/


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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging tool that creates detailed pictures of the inside of the body. From a torn ACL in the knee to specialized exams that look at…
Open MRI provides a more relaxed and less confining environment – making an exam less stressful for the patient. https://subrad.com/blog/2017/02/open-mri-more-comfortable-exam-claustrophobic-patients/


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Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers. It is the third most common cancer in the United States. Although it is so common, colon cancer is also the most…
Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers. It is the third most common cancer in the United States. Although it is so common, colon cancer is also the most treatable. https://subrad.com/blog/2016/03/march-colon-cancer-awareness-month/


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It's always a tough decision at benefit re-enrollment time to figure out how much money to put into your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the next year. Put in too little and…
It's always a tough decision at benefit re-enrollment time to figure out how much money to put into your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the next year. Put in too little and you miss out on pre-tax savings and convenience. Put in too much and you've j… https://subrad.com/blog/2015/12/how-use-your-remaining-fsa-money/


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A bone density scan or DEXA scan (duel-energy x-ray absorptiometry) is a specialized x-ray exam that can detect low bone mass and measure bone mineral density. Risk factors for…
A bone density scan or DEXA scan (duel-energy x-ray absorptiometry) is a specialized x-ray exam that can detect low bone mass and measure bone mineral density. Risk factors for osteoporosis include: • Older age, although osteoporosis can occur at any… https://subrad.com/blog/2015/09/care-about-you-bone-density/


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Virtual Colonoscopy is a CT technique used in detecting cancer and polyps in the colon (large intestine). High-resolution, three-dimensional images of the colon are obtained,…
Virtual Colonoscopy is a CT technique used in detecting cancer and polyps in the colon (large intestine). High-resolution, three-dimensional images of the colon are obtained, allowing the radiologist to evaluate the entire length of the colon. The radiolo… https://subrad.com/blog/2015/09/care-about-you-virtual-colonoscopy-screening/


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You have an annual exam, get your cholesterol checked and keep an eye on your blood pressure. CT Lung Cancer Screening is another important tool to monitor your health. It’s now…
CT Lung Cancer Screening is another important tool to monitor your health. It’s now covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. If you are a current or former smoker, this screening offers an effective way to identify lung nodules and cancer, even … https://subrad.com/blog/2015/09/care-about-you-ct-lung-cancer-screening/


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You care about your health and so do we. There are many important screening tools to monitor your well-being. Screening tools allow for early detection, which often provides more…
There are many important screening tools to monitor your well-being. Screening tools allow for early detection, which often provides more treatment options and the best possible outcomes. Talk to your healthcare provider about which of the following scree… https://subrad.com/blog/2015/08/care-about-you-take-active-role-your-health/


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Frequently asked questions for pedicatric x-ray include: How much radiation is used? Should I be concerned? Can I stay in the room with my child? Why do you take…
Frequently asked questions for pedicatric x-ray include: How much radiation is used? Should I be concerned? Can I stay in the room with my child? Why do you take multiple x-rays? Why do you need to limit movement? When will I get the results? https://subrad.com/blog/2015/08/pediatric-x-ray-frequently-asked-questions/


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Imaging exams like CT or MRI take detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Depending on what type of exam your healthcare provider ordered, different areas of the body are…
Imaging exams like CT or MRI take detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Depending on what type of exam your healthcare provider ordered, different areas of the body are studied. Some of those areas include: https://subrad.com/blog/2015/07/what-does-imaging-exam-look/


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May is national osteoporosis month. Two million broken bones in the U.S. alone are due to osteoporosis each year, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.  What is…
May is national osteoporosis month. A bone density scan or DEXA scan (duel-energy x-ray absorptiometry) is a specialized x-ray exam that can detect low bone mass and measure bone mineral density. https://subrad.com/blog/2015/05/osteoporosis-awareness-bone-density-scans-detect-low-bone-mass/


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Varicose veins. Those bumpy, rope-like bulges can make legs look unsightly. More important than physical appearance, though, is that these bulges indicate that the veins in your…
Varicose veins indicate that the veins in your legs are not working properly. The interventional radiologists at Suburban Imaging stress the importance of finding and diagnosing the vein disorder or disease that is causing your varicose veins. https://subrad.com/blog/2015/04/interventional-radiologists-diagnose-and-treat-vein-disorders-causes-varicose-veins/


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Magnets attract metal. An MRI scanner is considered a very large magnet – it uses a strong magnetic field (and radio waves) to safely create pictures of the inside of the body.…
If you have a history of working with metal (welding, grinding, machinist) or have had metal fragments/filings in your eyes, we take extra precautions to ensure the safety of your eyes. https://subrad.com/blog/2015/03/mri-safety-ensuring-eye-safety-pre-metal-check/


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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we want to share some important information with our followers:  Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and the…
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we want to share some important information with our followers: Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and the third most common cancer in the United States. Although it is the most common… https://subrad.com/blog/2015/03/colon-cancer-awareness-preventable-treatable-beatable/


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