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Do you have back pain? Back pain affects up to 80 percent of people at some point in their lives. It can be caused by many different things, like an injury, poor posture, or obesity. If your doctor has ruled out other causes for your pain and it’s been going on for more than three...
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Most women over 40 are familiar with annual screening mammograms. They are a type of screening done to detect breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms, on the other hand, are used to diagnose and treat breast cancer. They can also be used to monitor follow-up after treatment or as part of a clinical trial. The difference between...
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Medical imaging is an essential part of healthcare. It can help diagnose and treat many different diseases, but the difference between the types of medical imaging—screening and diagnostic medical imaging—is not always clear. Screening means taking pictures of various parts of your body to detect cancer or other serious problems early on before symptoms appear....
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If you have been putting off a cancer screening or ignoring cancer signs or symptoms, don’t let COVID keep you from acting. The consequences of further delay may be costly.Many cancer clinics are reporting that new patients are showing up with more advanced cancer than those who arrived for treatment before the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
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If your doctor gives you an order for diagnostic medical imaging, you may wonder why they prescribed an MRI or a CT scan. MRI and CT scans are some of the most common types of medical imaging performed. Both procedures provide images of the human body and are used by various medical specialties, like orthopedics...
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Recommended Medical Tests by Age Maintaining your good health as you age goes beyond routinely checking your blood pressure and lab values. It also means getting recommended screening exams–especially once you reach age 40.Most women know they should start getting an annual mammogram for breast cancer screening after their 40th birthday, but you may be...
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pink roses for breast cancer awareness month from Premier Diagnostic Imaging in Cookeville, Tennessee
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer could be called a “family disease.” Not only does breast cancer run in families, but all family members feel the effect of a diagnosis and subsequent treatment. That’s why breast cancer prevention should be considered a family affair. Learn the breast cancer awareness facts, get your...
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The Espree MRI machine at Premier Diagnostic Imaging in Cookeville, TN is 125cm wide and offers 1 foot of headroom.
Fearful of tight spaces? Worried you won’t fit inside an MRI machine? We hear you. And we can help. Many people tolerate MRI exams just fine, but others might feel anxious about the thought of getting an MRI. Maybe you’ve heard stories from friends who couldn’t tolerate the tight confines of the MRI machine for...
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While mammograms do a very good job of detecting suspicious changes in breast tissue, the current guidelines do not support routine mammograms for younger women (under age 40) – even though young women can and do get breast cancer and other breast diseases. Even when women reach the screening age, most of them only get...
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3 Reasons Why You Should If you’re like many women, you may wonder about mammogram age guidelines — when you should start having mammograms – or how often you need to get one. You might wonder if you can fit a mammogram into your busy lifestyle. Or you may wonder if it’s safe to get...
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Premier Diagnostic Imaging is a freestanding medical imaging facility providing state-of-the-art medical screening and diagnostic examinations at a low cost. Our radiologists provide quick results and make themselves available to physicians to ensure that patients receive the best care.