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Your Questions Regarding MH Imaging Answered

Your Questions Regarding MH Imaging Answered

Visiting a doctor can be scary, especially when you must go through the process of medical testing or scanning. You want to make sure all your questions are answered and you find a place that will give you unsurpassable service without jeopardizing quality. Luckily, MH Imaging offers medical testing in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee and will make sure you receive access to affordable wellness screenings performed with care, quality and efficiency. Some common questions patients have when first hearing about MH Imaging are below.

The most frequent question asked is: Why choose MH Imaging over a local hospital?

The answer is clear: We offer services that are up to 75% less than the cost of most hospital services, and we do our best to save you out-of-pocket costs. We also offer self-pay discounts so you can be in control of your own preventative care. Visiting MH Imaging is much more convenient than hospital visits. We can schedule same or next day services, offer free parking at all locations and even provide free transportation services if needed. Our wait time is a fraction of the time at hospitals, and our results are delivered fast so you won’t have to spend weeks on end waiting and worrying about your health. MH Imaging facilities make you feel like you’re at home and never give off the intimidating and sometimes lonely feeling of hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Another important question patients ask is: Will my insurance be accepted?

At MH Imaging, we are contracted with most insurance companies and accept all insurance programs (Medicare, Medicaid and Title 19). We make sure to perform insurance checks prior to your appointment so you know 100% of what your coverage, deductible and out-of-pocket costs will be. If you don’t carry insurance, our affordable wellness screenings all include interest-free financing options to ensure you receive the quality care you need at a price you can afford.

Patients tend to also ask: How experienced are the physicians and staff?

Whenever you change medical testing centers or doctors, you want to make sure the staff is reputable and knowledgeable. At MH Imaging, all our technologists are highly trained and Board Certified/Registered. Dr. Malcom Hatfield, our Medical Director and onsite radiologist, is Triple Board Certified and has over 20 years of experience in radiology. We make sure to put your needs first and never compromise quality of care. Our staff members are devoted to patient care and want to make sure you have the best experience possible. They take time to thoroughly answer your questions and make sure you are comfortable. They will even stand at your side during medical screenings if you are feeling a little nervous.

MH Imaging offers medical testing in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee and always makes sure you receive safe and efficient services. Contact us today to schedule your next affordable wellness exam.

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How Long Does It Take to Do a CT, MRI or Ultrasound Scan?

Americans’ lives are far busier today than they have ever been, but prevention and efficiency are still important. When your health is in question, it has never been more crucial to prioritize it… but not everyone has time to sit in a hospital or doctor’s office for hours on end. Luckily, MH Imaging offers medical testing in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee that is fast enough to take care of over your lunch break. With same-day scheduling and imaging capabilities that allow for result readings on-site, this is the perfect place to go for quality, speed and affordable wellness screenings.

We offer a variety of diagnostic imaging tests including CT, MRI and ultrasound scans. These scans will vary in time depending on the area of the body being scanned and whether you need a contrast dye.

CT scans help with diagnosing serious injuries and can pinpoint the size and location of tumors. With the radiation involved in these scans, we try to perform them only with good reason. CT machines take several x-ray images that combine into a detailed cross-sectional image for us to examine. Since these scans use radiation rather than contrast dye, they only take about 5 – 15 minutes to perform. However, you will usually need to refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours before the test.

MRI scans show the differences between normal and abnormal tissues. They use powerful magnet fields and radio wave pulses to create cross-sectional images of the body. These may require a contrast dye that is given 30 minutes prior to the scan, so expect it to take about an hour, on average, from start to finish. Pacemakers or other metal/electronic devices may cause interference with the scan and can result in injury to patients due to the strong magnetic pull of the machine. Make sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor before scheduling an appointment to ensure a safe visit.

Ultrasounds are perfect for expecting mothers since they do not use radiation. They are also beneficial for taking images of organs or blood vessels in your arm, legs and neck. These machines use high-frequency sound waves to produce echoes that are then transformed into images. You can expect an ultrasound to take about 45 minutes and you may need to be prepped.

MH Imaging is proud to have low dose CT scanners, open MRI machines and high-performing technology so patients receive safe and efficient medical testing. Contact us today to schedule your next affordable wellness exam.

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What medical imaging test is right for you?

What medical imaging test is right for you?

Medical imaging tests are great for providing extremely detailed views and information about your body. They can identify injuries and diseases and assist in providing the right treatment for you. But there are different medical imaging tests out there, so it’s important to know the difference and purpose of each one.

Test Purpose Process
Computed tomography (CT) CT scans are extremely helpful in diagnosing serious injuries in the bones, organs, spine, head and blood vessels. They can also be used to pinpoint the size and location of tumors. A CT scan takes several x-ray images of the body from different angles. A computer then combines the pictures into detailed, cross-sectional images.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) MRIs are great for diagnosing injuries in bones, joints and soft structures like tissues, ligaments and cartilage. They are extremely useful in showing the differences between normal and abnormal tissues. An MRI scan uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to create detailed, cross-sectional images. Radio waves pulse into the body, which causes the tissues to resonate, and the vibrations then translate into images of your organs and tissues.
Ultrasound An ultrasound is good for evaluating the growth of a baby during pregnancy, assessing a breast lump, diagnosing an infection or cancer, and determining how well blood is flowing through the vessels. An ultrasound uses inaudible, high-frequency sound waves that are transmitted with a device called a transducer, and the echoes are recorded and transformed into images of your body’s structures.

 

The main concern with certain tests is radiation. CT scans, for example, can emit higher levels of radiation and can potentially cause needless side effects if the scan is performed excessively or without good reason. Another potential concern is the contrast materials sometimes used in certain medical imaging tests, like MRIs. They can have a range of effects if a person is allergic to the material, from a mild skin irritation to a life-threatening allergic reaction. Also with an MRI, any metal/electronic devices on a patient, such as a pacemaker, can be interfered with and result in injury since they get pulled towards the magnet in the MRI machine.

It’s important to consider the risks and benefits associated with each test so you and your physician can make the best decisions regarding your health. MH Imaging is proud to have low dose CT scanners, open MRI machines and high-performing technology to accommodate all types of patients without compromising safety, performance and efficiency. Contact MH Imaging to schedule an affordable wellness screening in Kenosha, Racine or Milwaukee.

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Millennials and Their Influence on Healthcare

Millennials and Their Influence on Healthcare

The landscape of healthcare has drastically changed over the years thanks to millennials. Millennials are the generational group normally between the ages of 16 and 32 years, which is about 80 million Americans. They are hyperconnected to their mobile devices, using smartphones for everything from staying in touch with friends and family to searching and purchasing entertainment, products and more. They have significantly influenced new trends in healthcare, among several other industries, because their views on health are drastically different from their parents and grandparents’ views. Particularly, millennials are interested in digital health including mobile apps and social media.

Millennials are open to using mobile health apps to improve their overall wellbeing. In fact, over 65% of millennials would use a mobile app to manage their health compared to Americans over the age of 66 years. Millennials wish and prefer that healthcare organizations use mobile apps to schedule appointments, manage care, and help them track their overall health including diet/nutrition, medications, symptoms and physical activity. Millennials don’t want to see a physician for checkups, MRIs or other scheduled medical exams unless they need to. As technology continues to advance and millennials continue to age, mobile health apps will only increase in popularity.

Although it continues to evolve, social media is a necessary marketing strategy for healthcare organizations since it educates, empowers and connects both current and potential patients. In particular, online reviews are very influential to millennials, who tend to make decisions regarding their health based on other patients’ experiences. Millennials use social media to determine the credibility of healthcare organizations, as well as determine the pricing and services of an organization. By actively participating in social media, healthcare organizations can interact with millennials and increase word-of-mouth referrals since communication is transparent, which is exactly what millennials desire.

Healthcare is generally known to be a traditional industry that is slow to get with the technical times. Millennials want healthcare and technology to be on the same page, and that concept is forcing healthcare organizations to reevaluate their online practices and evolve their technology to meet the digital needs of this young generation.

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