Advanced Medical Imaging is a full-service Outpatient Radiology Imaging Center in Lincoln with a goal to provide you and your family with the highest quality of medical care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. AMI is a national leader in integrating digital imaging, electronic medical records and voice recognition dictation allowing the fastest results reporting to your physician.
Two of the many focuses at Advanced Medical Imaging are MRI and Women Services. Continue reading to learn moreabout these two services.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams have become one of the fastest growing types of medical diagnostic tests in the United States, due, in large part, to its ability to provide non-invasive diagnostic images of soft tissues, bone, fat and muscles and to help in the detection and diagnosis of a variety of health conditions, including orthopedic injuries, breast cancer, neurological disorders and cardiac diseases. And now, Advanced Medical Imaging announces the installation of a 3T Open Bore MRI from Siemens Healthcare. In the past MRI exams have not always been comfortable for or well tolerated by certain patient groups, including the elderly, obese (up to 550 pounds) individuals or those who experience claustrophobia, excessive pain or limited mobility. This is due to the relatively small doughnut-like opening where the patient lies, called the bore, and the long tube-like structure of the machine, which can feel confining.
However, the MAGNETOM Skyra’s large 70cm open bore – along with its short length (173 cm) can help reduce patients’ anxiety and help put them at ease.
The accommodating features of the MRI, combined with 3 Tesla (T) magnet strength – the strongest clinically available– means that Advanced Medical Imaging patients can now enjoy a larger array of imaging options with high quality images.
Advanced Medical Imaging’s new 3T MRI was installed in December 2012. To schedule an MRI exam, patients should call scheduling at 402-484-6677.
There are some medical examinations that are typically performed only for women. The Women’s Center at Advanced Medical Imaging provides a private, warm and personal environment for patients. From the inviting waiting area to large changing rooms, we’ve made women’s needs a priority.
Our mammography equipment features the innovative Easy Compression System, which uses bi-directional compression to image all possible breast tissue and maximize patient comfort.
Advanced Medical Imaging also utilizes The Second Look System. This CAD (computer aided detection) system helps the radiologist provide better screening for breast cancer. Second Look gives you the benefits of a second opinion without any additional doctor’s appointments. It is simply part of the mammography reading process by our radiologists. Each film is run through a computer scanner. The computer then marks areas that may be of interest for the radiologist to evaluate.
The most unique feature about our Women’s Center is that we provide results while you wait. Once your mammogram pictures are taken, they are developed, run through CAD and then shown to a radiologist, all before you leave Advanced Medical Imaging. If there is a need for additional images or an ultrasound, it can usually be performed on the same day!
Mammography is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. Early detection is an important key in staying healthy.
Call today for more information. 402-484-6677
7601 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68506 | www.amimaging.com
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