What Is A1 Medical Imaging
A1 Medical Imaging has become a model of excellence in the diagnostic industry. From its home office in downtown Sarasota, Florida, the company maintains primary in-house functions of administration, human resources, transcription, finance, insurance contracting, information systems and technology, billing and collections, and medical technology. As well as overseeing the operation of all A1 Medical Imaging Diagnostic Centers. Utilizing “state of the art” computer technology, A1 Medical Imaging can monitor the overall performance and operation of each center from this one central location, successfully assuring cost-effectiveness and efficiency throughout the company.
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What To Expect From Your MRI
Normally no special preparation is required prior to an MR exam (check with your physician to be sure no special preparations are necessary on an individual basis). You may eat normally and go about your daily routine. Continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed.
TAKING PRECAUTIONS AGAINST COVID-19
A1 Medical Imaging is following the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help ensure the safety of our staff and patients. Everyone is screened for symptoms before being allowed to enter the Center. This includes a temperature check. Everyone must wear a mask at all times. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. We ask that you come into the Center alone. Exceptions can be made for individuals who need assistance with communications or mobility. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Center, and our employees wash their hands before and after every patient session. In addition, the MRI rooms are disinfected between each procedure, entry areas and frequently touched surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day, and furniture in waiting areas has been arranged for social distancing. If you have symptoms prior to your appointment, please call the Center to reschedule.
PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE IS NO ACCIDENT
At A1 Medical Imaging, we pride ourselves in great customer service and quick scheduling, especially for auto accident patients with urgent testing needs. If you or someone you know has been in a motor vehicle accident, having the proper body and brain imaging can be a major protective measure against the progression of the sustained injury. In the event of a car accident or a slip-and-fall, head injuries can vary in the degree of seriousness. Some patients walk away with a bump on the head, often referred to as a contusion, others suffer from conditions like concussions, and some have more traumatic brain injuries which may include memory loss. Our most detailed exam we offer for brain injuries is DTI (diffusion tensor imaging). Our new DTI program allows the detection of traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and other changes in the brain’s white matter. Due to the complexities of brain injuries, it can often be challenging to accurately diagnose them with traditional imaging. In many instances, the results of a conventional MRI or CT scan will show no signs of a brain injury even when a traumatic brain injury has in fact occurred. Those who suffer concussions and post-concussion syndrome may never have positive findings on brain MRIs and CT scans until now. Fortunately, with this new cutting edge brain injury diagnostic technique, we can significantly improve the doctor’s ability to diagnose traumatic brain injury and predict recovery in patients. This technology could be vital in discovering a serious brain injury due to motorcycle, truck, or car accident. According to the CDC, “traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. An estimated 2.87 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury yearly . Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for persons 15-34 and adults 75 years or older.” Our DTI scans are now available at the following locations: PEMBROKE PINES, PLANTATION, and AVENTURA.
Recent News and Blog Posts
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