Joe Gallivan, R.T.(R)(MR)

Joe Gallivan R.T.(R)(MR) is the chief MRI technologist, neurology, at the Health Quest Medical Practice Imaging Center in Kingston, NY.

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Minimizing fear for claustrophobic patients during an MRI

Posted:  8/26/2015

For patients who are claustrophobic, the idea of getting an MRI can cause extreme anxiety. Because they can be in an enclosed space for up to 30 minutes, they can feel like they’re in real danger of being trapped, and can lead to ...

MRI myths and realities

Posted:  5/6/2015

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans are used to diagnose a variety of medical conditions, including torn ligaments, spinal cord injuries and brain tumors. MRI uses a powerful magnet, so it is important to keep metallic objects ...