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Healthy Habits for the New Year: Integrating Imaging into Your Wellness Routine

Healthy Habits for the New Year: Integrating Imaging into Your Wellness Routine
Healthy Habits for the New Year: Integrating Imaging into Your Wellness Routine

The new year serves as a period for introspection for many, prompting a desire to shed old habits and negative mindsets for a fresh start. It's a time not only for setting health goals but also for crafting plans to achieve them.

Consistent wellness check-ups across the year serve as indispensable aids in pursuing these health objectives. Diagnostic imaging tests, in particular, play a vital role in preserving one's overall health and well-being. Imaging tests are a range of tests used to create images of parts of the body. Ultrasounds, X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans provide patients and healthcare providers with an enhanced view of exactly what is going on within the body. These tests give patients a better chance to prevent disease, and can help manage disease with early intervention.

Many patients may also have pre-existing conditions, such as high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, and/or diabetes, that make adding imaging tests even more imperative. Behaviors such as smoking and/or alcohol abuse can also increase risk, and increase your need for regular imaging screening.

Consider scheduling these imaging studies for better health this new year:

  • Bone Density or DEXA Scan: a bone density test determines the strength of bones in a noninvasive manner. It can effectively diagnose bone-related health problems and assess the risk of them developing in the future.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Scan: this test can detect the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, or stroke. It can also detect abdominal aortic aneurysms before they rupture and cause serious issues.
  • CT Lung Scan: a CT scan of the lungs allows for early detection of potential lung cancer. Early detection increases the survival rate of lung cancer exponentially.

Empower your wellness journey with the invaluable insights offered by diagnostic imaging tests. Elevate your health routine by incorporating imaging into your regular screenings. Houston MRI ® & Diagnostic Imaging is dedicated to helping both patients and healthcare providers with quality affordable imaging across the greater Houston area.

Our mission at Houston MRI ® & Diagnostic Imaging is to provide patients and physicians affordable medical diagnostic imaging in a warm and patient-friendly environment. It is our goal to make the medical imaging procedure as pleasant as possible. Our promise to our communities is "hospital quality imaging without the hospital costs" with efficient service to both our patients and physicians.