October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mammography, along with monthly self-examinations and regular physical examinations of the breasts, provides the best chance for early detection of breast cancer.
September is prostate cancer awareness month. HMI is here with your friendly reminder to get your prostate checked. Remind your buddies to get their prostates checked. Early detection is key to fighting cancer.
Boasting a population of more than 85,000 residents, Edinburg, TX is home to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a bustling agricultural area, and is now home to Houston Medical Imaging's seventh facility.
As Houston Medical Imaging expands our 3T capable facilities, we are also adding new technology to put us at the forefront of research and diagnostic imaging.
The Ultra High Field 3T GE Pioneer magnet at HMI Pearland features the Perspectum Liver Multiscan which evaluates the overall health of the liver. Up until now, traditional MRI's of the abdomen have been limited to evaluating pathologic diseases of the liver, but it does not evaluate the liver's actual health. The Liver Multiscan has been proven to be an excellent source for detecting and quantifying liver disease. It provides data that reveals how much fat and iron content is present in the liver; these are good indicators for underlying liver diseases such as fibrosis hemochromatosis, and liver inflammation which leads to fibrosis and liver cirrhosis, one of the leading causes of death in the US.
In our best efforts to stay connected with the Houston Medical Imaging community, we are sending out a quick video update on our current Coronavirus protocol.
Starting at an early age and throughout our lives, we are read books or told stories that promote a message not to give up when we find ourselves in tough situations. When these morals are instilled at an early age, we become very familiar with the concept of motivation or staying positive when life gets tough. It allows us to focus on the good and know that with great challenge comes great reward. However, when life is hard, it is not always easy to keep our eyes on the prize. This is when it becomes essential to surround ourselves with individuals who motivate us to remain focused on our dream, no matter the obstacles that lie in our path. We are also conditioned from a young age to start thinking about what we want to be when we grow up. Most of us change our minds multiple times before deciding our ultimate path, but once we make that monumental decision, the real work begins to make that decision into a reality.