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Why is an MRI so loud
February 26, 2024

Why is an MRI so Loud?


In today's post, find the answer to a very common question asked here at Capitol Imaging Services, "Why is an MRI so Loud?"...

February 10, 2023

How Much Does a PET/CT Cost?


How Much Does a PET/CT cost?A lot can go through your mind when your physician orders a PET/CT for you. Along with the normal anxiety associated with needing a medical imaging study, worrying about your out-of-pocket expense is a reasona...

Open MRI in Jackson Mississippi
December 22, 2022

Open MRI in Jackson Mississippi


Capitol Imaging Services proudly houses the only true open MRI in Jackson, Mississippi. But what makes a true open MRI…open? In today’s post, we’ll discuss the benefits of open MRI versus those of a traditional MRI– as well as wh...

How Much Does an MRI Cost?
November 28, 2022

How Much Does an MRI Cost?


You Choose Where to have Your MRIMany patients think when the doctor says, “you need an MRI”, they have to use a hospital’s imaging department. That is simply not true. The patient always has the right to choose where he or she goe...

MRI scan
February 24, 2022

MRI Scan

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MRI ScanAn MRI scan is a noninvasive, safe way for healthcare professionals to examine a patient's organs, tissues, and skeletal system. MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is diagnostic technology that uses a powerful magnetic field and...

January 17, 2022

Pelvic and obstetrical ultrasounds


We are sure that most women out there have had the pleasure of experiencing an extremely full bladder during a pelvic or obstetrical ultrasound examination!  The usual question that we get regarding this is “why do you need to torture ...

January 10, 2022

Florida Physician refers to CIS


Why does a physician in Florida refer all of her patients to Capitol Imaging Services? Because, in her opinion, it is due to the excellent patient care and attention from our associates to people she sends to one of our network affiliate...

December 23, 2021

Large Bore MRI in Columbus, MS


In the continuing mission for Capitol Imaging Services to implement the latest imaging technologies while identifying ways to make diagnostic testing more comfortable and calm for people, we are pleased to announce the latest addition in...

December 15, 2021

Know your rights

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When you visit your doctor and he recommends you have a radiological scan (MRI, CT, PET, X-Ray, Ultrasound etc), you will receive a script.  Your doctor will often make a recommendation where you should go for the scan. In some cases, yo...

November 1, 2021

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer

The month of November is designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition is a group of leading international research and advocacy organizations that partner each November in an effort to improve outc...

July 8, 2021

X-rays for knee pain

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Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly 1 in 17 people visit doctor offices each year for knee pain or injuries for osteoarthritis – a progressive “wear and tear” diseases of the joints. Those odds increase as the U.S. ...

June 16, 2021

CT of the abdomen and pelvis


Capitol Imaging Services answers the question, “Why would a doctor recommend a CT of the abdomen and pelvis?” This type of CT (Computed Tomography) scan is typically used to help diagnose the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain and disease...

May 3, 2021

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?


Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare, but very serious condition affecting body areas such as the spine. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) defines this syndrome as “occurring when the nerve roots of the cauda equina are...

May 1, 2021

Prepare Your Child for Imaging

MRI, X Ray

Going to the doctor can be scary enough for young children. So the idea of an X-Ray or MRI may prove particularly stressful. You see sophisticated equipment that can help identify risks to your child’s health. Your child, however, may ...

April 15, 2021

CT Scan Versus MRI


Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans both provide diagnostic images of the inside of your body. However, they accomplish this important task in very different ways. Here are a few key differences between CT...

Movement During MRI
December 16, 2020

Movement During MRI

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FREEZE! Hold still during your Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam. Did you know that even the slightest movement during your exam can compromise your MRI picture? Motion can affect nearly every modality of radiology, but none so much ...

December 4, 2020

Understanding Bone Spurs

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If you or someone you know has had knee pain and after their diagnostic testing, they received a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis, you may be more familiar with the term “osteophytes” or as their more common name, “bone spurs.” Bone spu...

March 10, 2020

What is sinusitis?

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Particularly in the early part of the year, flu season is in full swing. Many people will experience nasal congestion, cough and facial pain or pressure. These maladies are often associated with a condition known as sinusitis. According...

February 26, 2020

Colon Cancer Awareness Month


As part of national health observances that are spread out throughout the year, the month of March has been designated as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is responsible for an estimated 50,000 deaths each year. But thanks...

January 29, 2020

MRI vs MRA | What’s the Difference?

Angiography, MRI

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 ...

December 23, 2019

Colon Cancer Screenings Rise


In a radiology industry journal article, participation has more than doubled in colorectal cancer screening exams — including CT colonography — among individuals in their 40s, according to an article published online on December 18, 2019...

December 6, 2019

Benefit of CT Colonography

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People who have undergone or have been recommended to undergo an optical colonoscopy may receive up to four bills for the facility, doctor, anesthesiology, and pathology (if a polyp was removed for analysis). Even though the actual exam ...

December 2, 2019

Benefits of Independent imaging


Many people do not realize that there is a choice when you are told by your medical provider that you need an imaging exam, from an ultrasound to a PET/CT study. There are really three main choices: The hospital imaging center An imaging...

August 13, 2019

The Skyra’s the limit

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Would you be interested in having your MRI in a 3T ultra-high field system (a system most often demanded by medical subspecialists) in which the MRI’s shorter design (five feet, eight inches long) means that most exams can be done with y...

July 12, 2019

Medical Provider Prefers CIS


Most would initially conclude that the above statement comes from a satisfied person who came to Capitol Imaging Services for an imaging exam. Actually, that statement came from a nurse that works in a referring office in New Orleans, LA...

May 7, 2019

MRI Claustrophobia

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If you have ever felt nervous, anxious or on edge when in tight spaces such as an elevator, closet or even a small car, chances are you show signs of clinical claustrophobia. Claustrophobia is defined as “a fear of being in closed or sma...

February 12, 2019

Claustrophobic MRI Success

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For some of the population, confined spaces such as a crowded elevator or entering a small closet can create anxious, nervous or even terrified feelings. Recently, a woman chose a Capitol Imaging Services affiliate for her MRI exam. Afte...

January 28, 2019

Outpatient vs Hospital Imaging


That’s a common question asked by both people who are patients themselves and medical providers such as physicians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The prevailing attitude is that there is no difference so it d...

December 26, 2018

What is facet arthropathy?


It’s fairly common for a radiology report received by a physician, who sent a patient to Capitol Imaging Services for an exam due to back pain or discomfort, to have the report include the phrase “facet arthropathy.” What is that? The fa...

November 9, 2018

When is a CT Ordered?

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CT (Computed Tomography) scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3-D image of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, abdomen, and bones.  Documented common reasons for a CT in...

August 24, 2018

Patient Saves $600 on MRI

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Hey, we think the image to the right is exactly how the man felt when he was told by a Capitol Imaging Services associate that with his health insurance coverage and deductible, we were going to save him several hundred dollars on an MRI...

July 4, 2018

Diagnosing Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Ahhh…fall is soon here. This season means football, exercise and …shoulder injuries? That’s right, shoulder injuries. While this sport uses different muscles, they all involve repetitive use of the shoulder that can lead to potenti...

May 9, 2018

Risks of Osteoporosis

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May is National Osteoporosis Month. According to the National Council for Aging Care and the National Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 44 million Americans aged 50 and older either have or face the threat of developing osteoporosis due...

March 27, 2018

Low on dose in Computed Tomography


In this case, being low is a very, very good thing. And being high (or higher) in slice is another great thing. Being low and being high at the same time is the result of the Hitachi Supria Computed Tomography (CT) system at select Capit...

January 18, 2018

Stitching and Scoliosis

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Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine and backbone that if left untreated could lead to further health complications. Scoliosis affects about 3% of the U.S. population. Scoliosis is commonly developed in chil...

July 11, 2017


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In today’s blog post, we discuss two powerful tools used to evaluate patients for osteoporosis and fracture risk - a FRAX evaluation (Fracture Risk Assessment Tool) and a DEXA scan (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry). About 54 millio...

April 27, 2017

Your midsection and ultrasound


What is considered to be the “abdominal area, the midsection so to speak of  your body?” Most would consider the abdomen to be home to important organs including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and towards the back, the kidne...

April 19, 2017

What is an upper GI test?

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An upper gastrointestinal series is an x-ray test used to define the anatomy of the upper digestive tract. An upper gastrointestinal series involves filling the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines with a white liquid material (bariu...

January 5, 2017

What causes neck pain?

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In a recent article, neck pain was cited as being most commonly caused by mechanical stress to the neck, such as strains or sprains to the muscles and ligaments in the neck. Of course, there are many more causes and in the article, the...

November 28, 2016

MRI & Identifying Causes of Pain


Imagine the following scenario: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides enough detail that the radiologist and orthopedic doctor diagnosed a 50% tear in a tendon of the right ankle. Without the results from the MRI, the college freshma...

August 26, 2016

Why does my joint hurt? Ouch!

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Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful jo...

March 14, 2016

Why Order a CT Scan?

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CT (Computed Tomography) scanning is a noninvasive way to study all parts of your body. The technique itself is painless and can provide extremely accurate images. In many instances, a CT scan can decidedly decrease the need to perform s...

February 17, 2016

Medical Imaging vs Radiation

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For a number of years, the media did extensive coverage from time to time on radiation exposure from medical imaging procedures. When our patients come in, that was often a topic that we get asked about. Patients want to know how much ra...

February 11, 2016

Don’t pay through the nose!

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Capitol Imaging Services says do yourself a favor and breathe easier by choosing us. At one local hospital, according to Medicare, in 2013 the average submitted charge for an MRI without the use of a contrast dye was $3,533.25. The avera...

November 3, 2015

MRI of ruptured breast implant


Breast implants are one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 285,000 women received breast implants in 2014. Although it has been clearly demonstrated that ruptured implants do not cau...

August 21, 2015

Like many — we have come a long way


 As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, we thought we would share how far Diagnostic Imaging Services has come since late August 2005. Our clinics and administration areas suffered heavy damage due to the storm and its...

August 4, 2015

Katrina 10 years ago… a look back


Many in our area, as well as throughout the U.S. and perhaps the world, have started and will further delve into the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As part of our remembrance of where we were and where we are now, Below is...

July 29, 2015

What is a ganglioglioma?


A ganglioglioma is a rare type of brain tumor. Tumors are issues that grow more rapidly than normal. Gangliogliomas are types of brain tumors that are made of mixed groups of cells. A cell is the smallest, most basic unit of life, that i...

July 2, 2015

Celebrating a half-century at DIS!


Diagnostic Imaging Services is honored to have Mackie as part of our organization:   FOR 50 YEARS! July marks 50 years for Mackie, a stalwart in our patient relations and communications department. She has been part of our organization ...

June 19, 2015

MRI Exams of the Spine


For non-medical people wondering about specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams of the spine, it’s pretty simple: When examining the spine in the neck, that is an MRI of the cervical spine For a closer look at the spine in the u...

June 18, 2015

Radiologist In Health Care


Radiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of disease through interpreting imaging exams. Many patients would be surprised to know that after they get an imaging study, there is a physician behind the scenes who carefully r...

May 6, 2015

Diet and Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer, Women's Health

According to the American Cancer Society, “A healthy diet can also help you get to and stay at a healthy weight. Overweight and obesity increase the risk for getting breast cancer. What’s less clear is the link between breast cancer risk...

January 28, 2015

Benefits of MR Enterography

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MR enterography is a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed with a contrast material to produce detailed images of the small intestine. Physicians use MR enterography to identify and locate: the presence of and compli...

January 21, 2015

What is a radiologist?

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Radiologists are medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonanc...

July 24, 2014

DIS hosts CereScan open house


Dr. Gregory Hipskind, M.D. conducted an educational and clinical discussion regarding brain SPECT imaging completed at DIS, and analyzed by both DIS radiologists and Dr. Hipskind at CereScan. CereScan is CereScan is one of the country’s ...

May 20, 2014

Bones and Osteoporosis

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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. In conjunction with the observance, here are some interesting facts to consider and understand: Bone is living, growing tissue that is both flexible and strong.  Throughout li...

July 29, 2013

Learn more about MRCP


Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam that produces detailed images of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems, including the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancre...

June 18, 2013

MRI vs CT Scan | What’s the Difference?


Here is a brief excerpt from an answer to the question posed above, provided by Paul Christo, M.D., Director, Pain Treatment Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. An MRI, or magnetic resonance image, is a useful tool in evalu...

December 31, 2012

How Does MRI Work?

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MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a procedure used in imaging centers to scan patients and determine the severity of certain injuries. An MRI machine uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of t...