My Doctor thinks I may have Lou Gehrig's Disease...
Why do I need a Brain MRI?
If your doctor has recommended a brain MRI to rule out Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, you likely understand the importance of an accurate diagnosis. At Smart Choice MRI, we want to assure you that we’ll provide you with exceptional service and value at this important time.
Unlike an x-ray, a brain MRI clearly demonstrates the soft tissues and structures of the brain. The images provided by an MRI may offer your physician valuable, time-sensitive information about symptoms typical of ALS. A contrast enhanced MRI will likely be ordered by your physician. For patients over the age of 50 or those with kidney or liver disease, a series of lab tests may be needed prior to your exam.
Our radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic, recently rated one of top hospitals in the country, are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most accurate diagnosis available. In the case of a brain or cervical MRI, that means only a dedicated Neuroradiologist (a radiologist that has undergone specialized training in the field of neurology and has passed a board examination in Neuroradiology) will interpret your exam. Comparison to any prior advanced imaging studies will be required to fully evaluate your condition. Click here to learn more about our radiology team.
Why Choose Smart Choice?
Smart Choice MRI opened its doors five years ago to provide patients in Southeastern Wisconsin with transparent and affordable imaging services. Many of us have seen our deductibles go up or have transitioned to high-deductible insurance plans. That’s why Smart Choice MRI charges just $600 for every MRI, including contrast exams. Click here to learn more about our transparent, low-cost pricing model.
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- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) fact sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
- Doubling Up: Researchers Combine a Common Dietary Supplement with an Antibiotic to Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease
January 2003 news summary on a drug combination that slows the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an animal model.
- Minocycline Delays Onset and Slows Progression of ALS in Mice
May 2002 news summary on a possible new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Testimony on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, May 2000
NINDS Director's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), May 18, 2000.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.htm