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Sedation and Medical Imaging: What Do I Need to Know?

WHY HEALTHY PEOPLE MIGHT NEED A HEART SCREENING?

When you hear that you will be sedated for your medical imaging exam, what do you think of? Do you think of heavy anesthesia putting you completely to sleep as the nurses and doctors take care of your exam? In reality, sedation and medical imaging can be paired in many ways.

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WHY HEALTHY PEOPLE MIGHT NEED A HEART SCREENING?

WHY HEALTHY PEOPLE MIGHT NEED A HEART SCREENING?

YOUR HEART IS YOUR BODY’S MOST CRITICAL MUSCLE TAKE CARE OF IT!

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HOW TO COPE WITH VARICOSE VEINS IN SUMMER?

HOW TO COPE WITH VARICOSE VEINS IN SUMMER?

Summer can present a lot of problems for varicose veins sufferers: The heat, the increased risk dehydration, the threat of long-distance travel and the pressure to have a body ready for the beach.

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WHY IS BREAST SCREENING IMPORTANT?

WHY IS BREAST SCREENING IMPORTANT?

A screening mammogram is the best method to detect breast cancer early for women over the age of 40.

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IMAGING LANGUAGE DECODED

IMAGING LANGUAGE DECODED

If your doctor has told you to get a medical imaging test, that can be an understandably stressful position to be in. Medical jargon can be confusing enough, but with medical imaging being such a high-tech field, it can often be even more difficult to understand what the test entails and how it will impact your body. This guide is designed to help you more easily understand the various terms of medical imaging and how this powerful medical tool can be used to help you stay healthy.

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WHAT CAUSES VARICOSE VEINS & HOW ARE THEY TREATED?

WHAT CAUSES VARICOSE VEINS & HOW ARE THEY TREATED?

Varicose veins or spider veins can be a cause for concern – whether because of their appearance or the discomfort they can cause. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close, helping push blood back to the heart after it circulates throughout the body.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS

THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS

Most women today understand that mammograms are a key tool for monitoring and protecting their health. Mammography is important because it can help detect cancerous cells early, before a lump has time to form.

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAL IMAGING

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAL IMAGING

Medical imaging is any of a range of tests that are used to create an image of a part or area of the body. There are many different types of imaging, including X-rays, CT scans, MRI, ultrasound, and even mammograms.

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THE CAUSE OF SPIDER VEINS

THE CAUSE OF SPIDER VEINS

Spider veins are clusters of small surface veins that are typically red, blue or purple and have developed from weakened or damaged valves in the tiny vessels. Spider veins are much smaller than varicose veins but do not often cause pain or symptoms.

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THE WOMEN CENTER IS NOW OPEN

THE WOMEN CENTER at DESERT IMAGING

Desert Imaging has opened its newest addition, The Women's Center at Desert Imaging. We care so much about our patients experience and privacy. What was once a dream is now a reality. We offer Breast services, Ultrasound and Bone density in a beautiful and comfortable location.

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What’s the Difference Between an MRI and a CT?

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CT is in Layman's terms, it's an X-ray machine hooked up to a computer. When we are scanning the patient we lay the patient flat on the table.

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Do you know your risk for Breast Cancer?

Do you know your risk for Breast Cancer?

Knowing this helps you understand how often you need to be screened.

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How does an X-Ray work?

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In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen made an important discovery while experimenting with electron beams in a special tube. Wilhelm noticed that a fluorescent screen in his lab started glowing when the electron beam was turned on.

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What is Breast Cancer?

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Our 4 mobile units also serve communities in the Big Bend area, Harlingen, and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. We are soon to serve San Antonio, TX. In New Mexico, [...]

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ZERO PROSTATE CANCER RUN & WALK, EL PASO 2017

ZERO PROSTATE CANCER RUN & WALK, EL PASO 2017

NEW CT Scanner & MRI System

NEW CT Scanner & MRI System

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Desert Imaging is El Paso's only full service radiology center. We care about your experience and are proud to give your doctor accurate and prompt reporting.

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Mammos on the move

Our 4 mobile units also serve communities in the Big Bend area, Harlingen, and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. We are soon to serve San Antonio, TX. In New Mexico, [...]

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The vein center

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and the more serious form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), [...]

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The vein center

Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. Veins that do not close properly can lead to serious complications.

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Mammos on the move

MOM provides the community the access for women to get their screening mammogram at their place of work, church, and community events. Screening mammograms are read by our Mammography certified Radiologists. In the event of non-conclusive or positive finding, our radiologist will suggest a diagnostic mammogram, which may include an ultrasound.

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