The earlier you find a potential problem, the easier it is to treat or prevent. By taking advantage of Buffalo MRI’s Screening Studies you will be offered the rare opportunity to discover any potential abnormalities at their earliest stages and have the tools to treat it. The most common outcome of our screening studies is the peace of mind that comes from learning there is nothing seriously wrong. After getting their results, most patients leave feeling reassured and relieved.

Heart and Vascular Screening

By the time an average stress test shows an abnormality or plaque, you need a stent or bypass and you have already been at high risk for a heart attack or stroke for years. The only way to know if you are at risk is to image your arteries. Our Heart Scans can find plaque 15 years or more before any other test. Ultrasound, CT and MRI may be used to image your arteries.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is used as a primary screening tool for aneurysm or blockage in the carotid arteries or abdominal aorta. Ultrasound has the advantage of being less costly. It also has no radiation and no need for IV contrast.

CT

Our Low-Dose High-Definition 128-Slice CT Scanner offers detailed images by performing CT Angiography (CTA) of the Carotid Arteries, Abdominal Aorta, Renal Artery, Lower and Upper Extremities and the Brain.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring (Heart Score) takes very detailed pictures of the heart’s vessels. We evaluate the coronary arteries for calcified plaque deposits. Those deposits are counted and a representative Heart Score is given. Your score will give you a reliable assessment of your risk for having coronary artery disease.

Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA) includes a Heart Score, but takes it a big step further. We will perform a complete coronary artery CTA or angiography of the arteries of the heart. Calcified plaque and also soft plaque are detected in the coronary arteries of the heart. Additionally, an assessment is made on the amount of blockage those plaque deposits are causing in your Coronary Arteries. This study requires beta blockers and IV Contrast.

MRI

Two of our MRI Systems are 3T, which have twice the power of most MRI systems. 3T images are more detailed. The studies are faster, minimizing motion issues. 3T is what cutting edge hospital use such as the Mayo and Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins. 3T is the best quality MRI available. As long as you are not large statured or claustrophobic, your MRI’s will be preformed on one of our 3T MRI Systems.

If you are claustrophobic Buffalo MRI has the highest quality open MRI available for your study.

MRI has the advantage of not exposing your body to radiation.

MR Angiography (MRA) is used to evaluate the Carotid Arteries, Abdominal Aorta, Renal Arteries, Brain, and Upper and Lower Extremities. All MRA Studies, aside from Brain studies, require contrast.

Cancer Screening

Our advanced state-of-the-art imaging equipment can find cancer and tumors that routine exams may miss. If cancer is found at it’s earliest stages, it can be treated more effectively. Ultrasound, CT and MRI may be used to screen your body for cancers.

MRI

Two of our MRI Systems are 3T, which have twice the power of most MRI systems. 3T images are more detailed. The studies are faster, minimizing motion issues. 3T is what cutting edge hospitals such as; the Mayo and Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins use. 3T is the best quality MRI available. As long as you are not large statured or claustrophobic, your MRI’s will be preformed on one of our 3T MRI Systems.

If you are claustrophobic Buffalo MRI has the highest quality open MRI available for your study.

MRI has the advantage of not exposing your body to radiation.

MRI is the gold standard for cancer screening. It can detect cancer at its earliest stages. MRI can be used to screen for cancers throughout the body including the Brain, Breast, Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis.

All MRI Studies for cancer screening require contrast.

 

CT

Our Low-Dose High-Definition 128-Slice CT Scanner offers detailed images of all areas of the body. CT is especially accurate for cancer screening imaging of the Brain, Lungs, Chest, Abdomen and Colon.

 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound may be used for finding suspicious mass in the Female Pelvis. Further imaging may be required to characterize the lesion if a mass is found.

Ultrasound has the advantage of being less costly.  Ultrasound also has no radiation and no need for IV contrast.

 

Mammography

Mammography is the gold standard for Breast Cancer screening.  It is the universally recognized screening tool for Breast Cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that every woman should have an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.

Not all Mammography imaging is the same. Buffalo MRI has Soft Digital Mammo. Soft means more comfortable and better positioning. Digital means the best quality, most accurate images. Digital also means more accurate year-to-year comparisons. Every Mammo at Buffalo MRI is also interpreted using CAD which is a Computer Aid for the Radiologist.

Buffalo MRI’s Mammography System has low dose radiation and there is no need for contrast.

Bone Health

Bone density scanning is used to measure bone loss. DXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DXA is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. In children and some adults, the whole body is sometimes scanned. Occasionally when there is a hip replacement or lower back surgery there is metal in the body, in those cases, a forearm is done as a secondary site. Therefore, DXA will be ordered either as a bone density spine and hip, or bone density extremity. Buffalo MRI has the latest in Bone Density (DXA) equipment including an advanced analysis of potential for future fracture called FRAX.

The cost for a Bone Density study is $90.00.

Any other questions?

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