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What is Interventional Radiology and Why Should You Care?

Most of us are familiar with the terms radiology and radiologist, you know those folks who can see you from the inside out! But what do you know about interventional radiology? You might be thinking “Aren’t they the same thing?” Well, no, they aren’t. The fact is that radiologists and interventional radiologists differ from one another quite a bit. A radiologist interprets images to determine how the body is functioning and to discover if there is anything wrong. Alternatively, an interventional radiologist performs minimally invasive procedures inside the body and treats disease. “Our team here at Carson Tahoe realizes that not many people know much about interventional radiology because it’s a newer field of medicine,” says Erik Maki, MD, Interventional …


Sierra Surgery Hospital’s Newest MRI Software Provides Best Outcomes for Patients with Metal Implants

Sierra Surgery Hospital just introduced its brand new, state-of-the-art MAVRIC SL MRI software! This really is great news, because the software makes it possible to produce the most accurate MRI results for patients with metal implants. For the first time ever you can greatly improve the visualization of bone and soft tissue in the area of metal implants and generate diagnostic quality MR images. So basically, the MAVRIC SL allows for the de-blurring of the final image. Another great thing about the software is that, in many cases, MAVRIC SL can reduce the need for biopsy or exploratory surgery. In addition to the software, Sierra Imaging can accommodate patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Simply stated, this means you can …