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    Marfan Syndrome & Imaging Exams

    Dec 02 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Plagued by Leg Pain After Your DVT Diagnosis

    Apr 05 2016

    About 40% of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will continue to experience daily symptoms such as leg pain and swelling. Are you one of them? While treatment with an anti-coagulant (also known as a blood thinner) helps prevent future clots from forming, it does not actively dissolve or treat the original clot.

    Time For Your Colonoscopy? Standard vs. Virtual colonoscopy

    Apr 05 2016

    There are two absolutes as you approach your 50th birthday: your AARP membership is on its way and it’s time for your first screening colonoscopy. Yes, “that” exam. But there’s more than one way to examine the colon for abnormalities and suspicious growths that might morph into cancer.

    Kids, Sports & Overuse Injuries

    Feb 29 2016

    Overuse sports injuries happen to kids and produce sore spots like little leaguer’s elbow and shoulder. And like adults, kids with overuse injuries also experience pain.