Bye-Bye Anesthesia and Probes, Hello Virtual Colonoscopy!

No Aliens

Most medical organizations (AMA, WHO, etc.) have developed screening guidelines for colorectal cancer which say something to the effect of everyone over the age of fifty and those who are younger, but have a family history of colorectal cancer, should be getting regular colorectal screenings. However, many people who fall into this category try to avoid these screening like the …

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MRI Can Help Reduce Problems for Hip Replacement Patients

MRI Can Help Reduce Problems for Hip Replacement Patients

According to Medical News Today, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 annual meeting reviewed a new study which shows that MRI scans can help reduce further pain and tissue damage for total hip replacement patients. Apparently MRI scans are highly sensitive to tissue changes in failing or at risk Metal-on-Metal hip replacement patients. This method of early detection can …

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MNAP Now Has the Lowest Prices in the Philadelphia Area!

MNAP Has the Lowest Prices in Philadelphia

Cash for medical care is becoming more and more popular and MNAP Diagnostic Center has made low cash prices for MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, Mammogram, Ultrasound and other procedures available to accommodate patients without insurance and those with high deductables! The MNAP Website now has a complete list of procedures with the newly reduced prices, a big relief for those …

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Don’t Let Hospitals Bully You!

Don’t let hospitals bully you

For most of us, it is unpleasant to think of medicine as a business. We prefer to view it idealistically, with altruistic doctors that make decisions solely based on the patients’ well-being. Well, the fact of the matter is that doctors and hospitals need to think of their bottom line just as much as anyone else, more so since the …

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Flawed Diamonds Take MRI to a Whole New Level

Nano MRI diamonds

Turns out diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend, they might be the key to a new level of diagnostic imaging. According to the journal Science, Dr. Carlos Moeriles of the City College of New York and a team of researchers at the University of Stuttgart are using flawed diamonds to create Magnetic Resonance Imaging with a resolution equivalent to …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Says: Truckers Can’t Have Sleep Disorders

Truckers Can’t Have Sleep Disorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (a part of the United States Department of Transportation) is cracking down on sleep deprived driving. Those with a CDL license will see a new addition to their physical this year. Drivers at risk for Sleep Apnea or other sleep disorder are urged to undergo further evaluation with a sleep specialist and perhaps have …

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The Dip-Off is On at MNAP!

Winners Of The MNAP Dip Off

Well the holiday season is over, but you can’t stop MNAP employees from celebrating! What was the occasion this time? Well… it was Friday. As good a reason as any to have some food and share the love. This time the employees of MNAP Oncology and MNAP Radiology put out their best dips while the management judged the competition. The …

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Great News for Aetna Patients!

aetna health insurance

A welcome relief for Aetna patients: MNAP accepts every kind of Aetna Health Insurance. Furthermore, while Aetna still requires preauthorization for MRI studies, most Aetna plans do not require one for CT Scans. This is a welcome relief for those patients that have to battle with their doctor’s offices in order to get a preauthorization, as most insurances require it for …

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Deductibles Demystified!


Please take a minute to review this important information about health insurance deductibles. What is a deductible? Simply put, the deductible is the amount that the patient has to pay out of pocket, starting at the beginning of each year. Once that amount has been paid then the insurance policy kicks in. This amount varies from $150 to as much …

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Grandma’s Hair Dye to the Rescue: Hospital Superbugs Beware!

hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide, that stuff that grandma used to bleach her hair and your mom put on your cuts and scrapes, is the latest and seemingly most effective way that hospitals are preventing drug-resistant bacteria from spreading. The Oxford Journal of Clinical and Infectious Diseases published a 30 month study in January that is the product of more than a decade …

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