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    Need a Breast Biopsy?

    Feb 08 2017
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    MIR breast imaging radiologists are using a new system that will help some women avoid a trip to the operating room for a surgical biopsy. That’s because the new biopsy system, called Affirm™ by Hologic, uses the same technology used in 3D mammography. It also allows the patient to be seated during her biopsy.

    Marfan Syndrome & Imaging Exams

    Dec 02 2016
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    People with Marfan Syndrome are typically very tall. But there’s more to this condition than stature alone. Marfan patients have an increased risk of developing cardiac problems, and they need lifelong imaging to monitor their heart and blood vessels.

    Why the Squeeze During a Mammogram?

    Jun 28 2016
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    Squeezing a breast between two pieces of plexiglass for a mammogram is not comfortable, so why is it still done given that technology has become more sensitive? Find out.

    Relieving Back Pain from Osteoporosis

    Jun 17 2016
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    You’ve seen them — mostly older women with painfully bent-over postures. But it’s not age that causes this contortion; it’s spine fractures brought on by osteoporosis.

    An Alternative to Hysterectomy

    Jun 10 2016
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    Women with painful fibroids may benefit from a non-surgical procedure called a uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), and no one performs more of them in Missouri than Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

    Shedding Light on Autism

    May 12 2016
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    MIR researchers are imaging kids’ brains with a new technology they hope will help them better understand autism and basic brain development in children.