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Breast MRI at CDI - Working Toward Early Detection

Breast MRI Patient Being ScannedEarly detection is the key to saving lives. That’s the mantra Dr. Timothy Blackwelder repeats day after day to his patients. He’s a diagnostic radiologist specializing in breast cancer. Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Federal Way and Lakewood, WA is now partnering with Dr. Blackwelder’s team at the Breast Diagnostic Center to provide patients with breast MRIs.

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A Guide to Breast Wellness

Patient getting a breast MRI scanWhen it comes to breast care, getting the right test at the right time for early diagnosis is critical. CDI now offers Breast MRI services at outpatient centers in the South Sound. 

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Athletes Come to CDI for Quickest Road to Recovery

BikerAthletes are so determined to get back in the game after they are injured. Here's how they often approach treatment and what doctors have to say about it.


Runners Push Past Injuries to Reach Boston Marathon

Dedication takes distance runners a long way, but sometimes they need medical help. Here’s the story of a CDI patient headed for the Boston Marathon. She wasn’t about to Marathon runnerslet a foot injury keep her from her goals.


Why Do I Need an MRI?

Understand the benefits of medical imaging and feel confident in asking your provider if the exam will influence your treatment plan. Where you go for an MRI is up to you, so learn how to compare quality and costs among imaging providers to ensure you are getting high-value care. 

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Understand the Underlying Cause of Your Joint Pain

MRI Arthrogram of the Shoulder

Pain can be frustrating, especially when the cause is unclear. An Arthrogram can help shine a light onto the cause behind your joint pain symptoms to help your doctor determine the best course of action. Read more and watch an illustrated video. 

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How to Choose an MRI Provider

Where you go for imaging, like an MRI, is up to you. Consider cost and quality when evaluating providers as care varies depending on where you go. The results of your diagnostic imaging may dramatically influence your care cycle, so be an active participant in this critical decision. 

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What type of MRI machine is right for me?

Did you know that not all MRI machines look the same? There is a WIDE difference in this unique scanner technology. Know your options. 

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What it’s like to get a High-field Open MRI

A High-field (high-quality) MRI can be experienced on an OPEN scanner. Watch this video of a patient experiencing an exam on CDI-Kirkland's High-field Open MRI. 

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Is the High-field Open MRI right for me?

The type of MRI can be an issue for patients who are claustrophobic, obese or broad-shoulder. High-field Open MRI may be a good option for these patients to more comfortably complete quality imaging needed to guide care. 

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