Asbestos exposure

Asbestos exposure causes thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma in the United States each year, and our mission is to help the families affected by this cancer. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center offers free assistance and resources to anyone coping with pleural mesothelioma. For more information please visit pleuralmesothelioma.com

4 Benefits of an Open MRI

At Middletown Medical Imaging, we strive to make every patient experience positive and open MRIcomfortable. Our open MRI machines offer a safe and noninvasive procedure that allows our doctors to evaluate images of the body to determine an accurate diagnosis. Many patients prefer open MRI’s for many reasons.

Here are 4 benefits of an open MRI:

  • Compared to closed MRI machines, open MRI machines allow for more space for the patient. This helps to eliminate the issue of claustrophobia.
  • Open machines help accommodate to all patients. It should come as no surprise that everyone comes in different shapes and sizes. Our open machines allow most patients to fit regardless of their weight or height.
  • Open machines allow patients to feel more comfortable. Like the name suggests, the open design of the machine allows patients to see or feel their loved ones in the room in order to help ease anxiety.
  • As technology has advanced, open machines have become more prevalent in hospitals and have become the preferred machine for many procedures and patients. Our office utilizes the Hitachi Airis Elite, which is one of the most advanced machines on the market in order to produce quicker and better results.

Open machines have many benefits that patients prefer! Check out our patient portal for more information.

What to Expect at your First Trimester Ultrasound

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now what? During your first trimester of pregnancy, there are high resolution ultrasoundmany “firsts” that new mothers encounter. Many doctors recommend a high resolution ultrasound at six to nine weeks during pregnancy. This routine, noninvasive ultrasound is performed to ensure a healthy pregnancy by considering any potential risks and the age of your baby.

It is important to know that an ultrasound is safe and simple. The knowledgeable staff at Middletown Medical Imaging will lay you down on the exam table and apply a small amount of gel onto your stomach. We apply a transducer to your abdomen which is a fancy instrument than can read high-frequency sound waves through your body’s tissue. The transducer will act as a wand to be able to show you a digital scan of detailed information and images of your fetus.

Your first ultrasound should confirm a visible representation of your baby’s heartbeat. This is an exciting feature that allows the mother to feel connected to her future child. You can also expect to learn the due date of your fetus. This will allow you to plan properly for your pregnancy.

Our physicians are skilled and compassionate to all our patients! Visit our patient portal to schedule an ultrasound appointment today.