Delaney Radiologists is the leading imaging group in Southeastern North Carolina. We offer subspecialty expertise in all areas of diagnostic and interventional radiology. Our group is comprised of 22 radiologists and four physician assistants, plus a dedicated staff of radiologic technologists and professional support personnel. All of our radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiology.
March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The disease involves an immune-mediated process where the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers the nerve fibers, known as the myelin. These attacks lead to deterioration of the myelin and nerve fibers, which then cause connection problems with the brain and the body.
Symptoms: MS symptoms vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the disease.
Numbness/weakness in limbs
Vision problems (i.e. loss of vision, double vision)
Diagnosis A physician will need to perform various tests to diagnosis a patient with MS. The preferred imaging method to diagnosis and monitor the disease is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If diagnosed with MS, your physician may require a yearly MRI to monitor the disease. MRI is a non-invasive exam that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to provide clear imaging of the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body.
Delaney Radiologists offers MRI services 7 days a week from 7:00am to 6:30pm so you can schedule your appointment when it is convenient for you! Are you scheduled for an MRI at Delaney Radiologists? Learn more here about how to prepare for your exam and what to expect.
Cost Differences for an MRI exam MRI costs can vary GREATLY from place to place. As the only independent free standing imaging center in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, Delaney Radiologists could save you a substantial amount of money on diagnostic imaging services, such as MRI. We encourage you to do your research and look at all of your available options. Our staff is very knowledgeable about cost differences from site to site and is happy to talk to you at any time. Call us at (910)762-3882 - any one of our associates can help explain exam costs and walk you through the process.
Did You Know?
More than 2 million people worldwide are affected by MS