Choose Your MRI Facility

When your doctor recommends MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), you might be referred to a hospital where he or she is affiliated. This MRI facility might not be the best choice for you — or even your doctor’s top choice. You don’t have to follow that recommendation. Many patients do not realize they can choose where […]

What Is a CT Scan?

Computed (or computerized) tomography (CT) is a type of medical imaging used to diagnose medical conditions, monitor disease, and guide treatment. While there is some radiation exposure for patients during a CT scan, computed tomography is fast, accurate, painless, and safe. Here is some information to help you understand what computed tomography is and how […]

Different Uses for Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, is a type of medical imaging that allows physicians to examine what’s going on inside your body in a way that is safe, comfortable, and non-invasive. MANA provides medical imaging services — including ultrasound — at American College of Radiology accredited facilities in Northwest Arkansas. Unlike other types of […]

Keeping Track of Your Imaging History

Certain types of medical imaging expose patients to ionizing radiation. Radiologists use the smallest amounts of radiation possible, and the benefits of medical imaging usually outweigh the risks of not getting the procedure. Still, radiation exposure during CT scans and other medical imaging procedures is a concern for some patients. Keeping track of your medical […]

Does MRI Use Radiation?

It’s normal to have questions or feel nervous about a medical procedure, such as an MRI exam. Unfamiliar experiences can be intimidating, especially when you don’t quite know what to expect. Magnetic resonance imaging is a medical imaging procedure. Other types of medical imaging use ionizing radiation — which is why some patients ask, “Does […]

Common Questions About Ultrasound

MANA Imaging and MRI has been providing medical imaging services in Northwest Arkansas for more than 20 years. They offer a full range of imaging services including ultrasound, or sonography. While most people know about ultrasound imaging, they do not always understand what it is or how it works. Here’s some basic information to help […]

Common Questions about X-Ray Imaging

X-ray imaging may be the most familiar type of medical imaging, but there are still many who do not quite understand how x-rays work. Are x-rays dangerous? What are x-rays used for? How much radiation are you exposed to during x-ray imaging? Here’s a look at some common questions about this common medical imaging technique. […]

Dr. Alan Udouj Joins MANA Imaging

Alan Udouj, MD will join MANA Imaging on March 1st, 2019. Dr. Udouj specializes in diagnostic radiology, and has more than a decade of experience practicing medicine. Prior to joining MANA Imaging, Dr. Udouj was Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and practiced at Central Arkansas Veterans Hospital.   […]

What is 3T MRI?

Not all MRI scanners are the same. If you want the fastest and highest quality medical imaging available in Northwest Arkansas, you want MANA MRI. What is 3T MRI? MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses magnets and radio waves to provide images of the internal structures of the body. Magnetic resonance imaging allows medical professionals […]

Celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week!

National Radiologic Technology Week hasn’t always been observed in November. The first National Radiologic Technology Week was celebrated almost 40 years ago from Jul 22-29, 1979. The dates of the observance were later changed to take place during the week of November 8th. This was to commemorate German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of the X-ray […]