What is the difference between MRI and MRA?

The difference between an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and an MRA is that an MRA is used specifically to examine blood vessels. An MRI is performed to examine other parts of the body including the abdomen, chest, pelvis and internal organs. If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, a doctor … Read More

Non contrast Magnetic Resonance Angiography safe for patients with renal disease and diabetes

The post headline comes from a September 30, 2016 article posted on www.dotmed.com. The article describes the radiologists in the Chicago, Illinois area looking for a better alternative to more risky Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) exams using a contrast dye. In southeast Louisiana, that solution has been here for several months. Angiography is an imaging test that uses Magnetic Resonance … Read More

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. And it does – in numbers that are dramatically increasing. In the last decade, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped almost 50 percent – to more than 29 million Americans. Worldwide, it afflicts more than 380 million people.  And the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, that number of … Read More

No contrast injection necessary for angiography performed with MRI

At Diagnostic Imaging Services, angiography exams are commonly ordered by physicians in order to closely examine the body’s blood vessels, utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In the  past and in many cases, a contrast was injected in order to complete the radiologic evaluation. Now, that injection is no longer necessary. Without the need for an injection, our MRA exams are approximately … Read More

Major product improvement software release completed on the DIS high field open MRI

Diagnostic Imaging Services is pleased to announce that our Oasis high field open MRI has received a major product improvement software release — an improvement that only DIS has received within the state of Louisiana. The results are outstanding!   High resolution angiography studies done with MRI that produces stellar images of a patient’s arteries and veins — images that … Read More