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POSTED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 AT 9:42 AM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
There are over 75 million baby boomers, resulting in 10,000 retirements each day over the next 20 years! This not only means more time to spend with the family, but also results in an influx of health care. The good news is this generation is more active today than previous retirees, but along with their motivation to continue physical activity can come unexpected aches & injuries. The most common of these setbacks remain hip and knee replacements.
Thanks to advances in health care, more people have become consciously aware of the need to stay in shape. According to the National Ambulatory Medical Care, sports injuries have become the number 2 reason for visits to the doctors nationwide behind the common cold for boomers.
As we age, bone can weaken and loose density, making it easier for injury to occur. If you’re experiencing pain in your hip, find the cause with an MRI in New York City. Our technicians offer open MRI in New York City for convenience and easability when discomfort makes it hard to move. Don’t let injury keep you from staying healthy and active.
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There are many cause of hip pain, including inflammation, dislocation, bone loss, or loosening of the femoral. Hip pain can result in discomfort in other areas of the body including the lower back, buttock, knees and ankles.
Your doctor can diagnose your condition with an MRI in New York City, which can require treatment as simple as physical therapy, or in some cases, may require surgery. At Park Avenue Radiologists, we offer open MRI in New York City, the MAGNETOM Espree. This innovative system provides plenty of room for patients of all sizes, and allows for comfort without claustrophobia.
If you’re experiencing hip pain, trust Park Avenue Radiologists for your imaging needs. Our technicians are ready assist your “Boomeritis™” and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding MRI in New York City. Contact our office at 212.888.1000 or request your appointment online.
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 AT 3:45 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
Living in the age of technology, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other digital devices have become necessary in our daily lives. As technology sprints forward, cell phones and other handheld devices are even becoming a compulsion for younger-aged children. In fact, it seems almost rare to pass teenagers not texting as they walk through the grocery store or home from school. What you might not know however, is such an addiction stresses their ligaments. These repetitious hand movements can result in damage to the median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.
We’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome due to overuse of the computer keyboard and mouse, but now even the newest technology is contributing to the stress of our wrists and hands. Carpal Tunnel derives its name from the carpal passageway, found in the wrist. This tunnel houses the carpal bones of the wrist and is covered with the transverse carpal ligament.
The median nerve, which runs through your forearm to your hand, travels through this tunnel and controls feeling in the palm side of the thumb and long fingers. When the median nerve becomes pinched or swollen due to overuse and repetitive activities, or the carpal tunnel compresses due to thickening or swollen tendons, pain will radiate from the forearm through the fingers. Symptoms include numbness of the fingers, burning in the wrist, and even the loss of the ability to grasp objects.
If you are experiencing wrist pain, don’t hold off on diagnosis. Acknowledge the warning signs and choose to confirm the cause of your wrist pain to prevent further injury. At Park Avenue Radiologists, our technicians and staff are equipped for your imaging needs. Get an MRI in New York City with the comfort and accuracy you deserve, so doctors can diagnosis and treat your wrist pain before it worsens. Learn about our MRI in NYC: https://www.parkavenueradiologists.com/mriscans.htm
Our staff and NY radiologists look forward to handling your imaging needs. We have many options available to fit your individual desires and we look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our office today at, 212.888.1000 or request an appointment online.
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012 AT 2:38 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
Research is constantly being conducted to ensure the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical devices. Over the years, there have been various reports and articles questioning the benefits of medical imaging and the harms of radioactivity.
In a recent study called, “Radiation Risks of Medical Imaging: Separating Fact from Fantasy,” however, doctors explain that while media outplays the idea that radiation below 100mSv is harmful, there is no scientific data to support these claims. The article also explains that if you’re holding off on your medical imaging needs due to fear of radioactivity, you may be doing more harm to your health than good. In fact, the medical need for your examination is usually greater than any risk of radiation.
Each year, too many people fall victim to lung cancer, heart disease, colon cancer, polyps, and low jawbone density, simply from avoiding medical imaging. These risks far outweigh any risks that medical imaging carries.
At Park Avenue Radiologists, our doctors and technicians have kept up-to-date with the latest research and technology to ensure patients receive the safest and most advanced imaging to meet their needs. Read more on the latest research:
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Don’t let your condition worsen. Our technicians at Park Avenue Radiologists provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to meet patients’ safest imaging needs. For concerned patients, we even offer options such as low dose CT scans in NYC, so you can rest assured that your scan emits minimal radiation while still proving an accurate scan.
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Don’t put off getting your CT Scans due to fear of radiation. Early detection of lung cancer, heart disease, colon cancer, polyps, and low jawbone density is better than leaving problems undetected. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you might have about you medical imaging needs. Let Park Avenue Radiologists answer your imaging needs. Schedule an appointment online, or contact us via phone at 212.888.1000.
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012 AT 4:06 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
Summer is here, which means sporting events are in full swing, but along with physical activity comes a prime time for elbow related injuries. Even with the clapping and chants of the crowd, performing your best can be hard if you are trying to play in pain. Not an athlete? Well, you’re not out of the clear just yet. Elbow pain can occur from any type of overuse of the arm, including typing or using the mouse on a computer. Don’t further your injury by ignoring the ache. If you are left with questions surrounding your injury, whom, do you turn to? When elbow pain strikes, consider MRI in NY at Park Avenue Radiologists.
Elbow pain, often associated with repetitive movements and most common in athletes, can be a sign of an injured elbow ligament, requiring Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction, also known as Tommy John Surgery. Recurring stress to a ligament can be to blame for injury requiring UCL Surgery. Tommy John Surgery requires surgeons to take a tendon from a patients forearm or hamstring. Doctors must then create a small hole in the ulna and humorous (the two bones that make up the arm) and weave the new tendon through these two bones. Before you should consider surgery however, you must have a clear x-ray for doctors to work from to perform surgery accurately without hesitation. Obtaining an accurate scan of an injured area can be difficult and stressful for a patient. Don’t settle for traditional x-rays that require various angles and re-do’s, inflicting more pain, when you can experience the comfort of our new Open MRI in NYC.
At Park Avenue Radiologists, we have introduced our newest open MRI in NY, the MAGNETOM Espree. This novel system allows for plenty of elbowroom, and patients of all sizes can experience a comfortable scan without the claustrophobia. Our Open MRI in New York City can even scan with your head outside the tunnel and comes equipped with a conjoined stereo system for easy communication with your technician. Park Avenue Radiologists will get you in and out fast, so you don’t need to spend half your day getting pictures of your injury when you should be home resting.
If you need Tommy John Surgery, let us cater to your imaging needs with an open MRI. At Park Avenue Radiology, you don’t need to trade comfort for accuracy. Learn more about our latest technology here: https://www.parkavenueradiologists.com/mriscans.htm
At Park Avenue Radiologists, our Board Certified technicians are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding MRI in NY. Contact our NY office at 212.888.1000 or schedule an appointment online.
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POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 AT 2:43 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
At Park Avenue Radiologists our technicians use the most advanced machinery, offering low dose radiation in NY. This innovative technology allows patients to experience the smallest amount of radiation needed while maintaining a clear image.
Traditional x-rays use fixed tube currents to perform CT scans. Fixed tube current scans require the manual selection of a tube current value as prescribed by the physician. With these tubes, the scanner does not change radiation levels based on a patient’s size. This means that smaller patients receive a high dose of radiation, even though they require less, to obtain a clear image. According to the Division of Cardiac Imaging, “…many centers do not change the tube current based on patient size. As a consequence, patients might be overdosed or image quality might not meet the clinical needs.”
Traditional x-rays may also use Automatic Exposure Control. With Automatic Exposure Control, contact to radiation is terminated once the radiographic density is obtained. This means that smaller patients receive less radiation than larger patients do. However, the radiation level remains unalterable from body part to body part, causing more radiation transmitted than needed, as smaller parts of us need less radiation to obtain a clear image.
Park Avenue Radiologists have answered patients concerns with the introduction of Low Dose CT Scans in NY. Low Dose CT Scans adapt to a patients size. They can also scan a larger area and adjust the radiation levels needed to produce a clear image by detecting the size of each area being scanned. For example, if your CT Scan covers your neck to you abdomen, the radiation required for the neck will be less than that of the abdomen, since the neck is thinner.
The Division of Cardiac Imaging states that low dose CT scans can be used in “…all patients, including pediatric and obese patients. It can also be used for patients with metal prostheses without causing unnecessary increase in the radiation dose.”
Don’t put off getting you CT Scans due to fear of radiation. Early detection is better than leaving problems undetected. Let Park Avenue Radiologists answer your imaging needs. Schedule an appointment online, or contact us via phone at 212.888.1000.
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