Cushing's Syndrome

My Doctor thinks I may have Cushing's Syndrome...

How will a Brain MRI Help?

Cushing's syndrome, also referred to as hypercortisolism, is a rare endocrine disorder that can be caused by the presence of pituitary adenomas. An MRI of the brain with attention to the pituitary gland is one of the best tools for evaluating the presence and progression of this condition.

If your doctor determines that an MRI would be helpful to rule out a pituitary adenoma, a contrast media enhanced scan will likely be ordered. Your doctor and radiologists will work together to decide if contrast media is safe and warranted. Special blood tests may be required before your exam, especially if you have a history of diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or if you are over the age of 50. The staff at Smart Choice MRI understand the importance of a high-value service and a timely, accurate diagnosis at this critical time.

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 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.

Ready to Make an Appointment?

Ready to make an appointment or to learn more about Smart Choice MRI? To schedule an appointment, or to send us a general inquiry, click here. We also welcome your questions via email at eric@smartchoicemri.com or by phone at 414-431-0309. 

 

For Further Information:

 

Organizations

Cushing's Support and Research Foundation
65 East India Row
Suite 22B
Boston, MA   02110-3389
cushinfo@csrf.net
http://csrf.net
Tel: 617-723-3674
Fax: same as phone

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
P.O. Box 1968
(55 Kenosia Avenue)
Danbury, CT   06813-1968
orphan@rarediseases.org
http://www.rarediseases.org
Tel: 203-744-0100 Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)
Fax: 203-798-2291

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
31 Center Drive, Rm. 9A06 MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD   20892-2560
http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Tel: 301-496-3583 TTY: 866-569-1162

Pituitary Network Association
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA   91358
Barbara@pituitary.org
http://www.pituitary.org
Tel: 805-499-9973
Fax: 805-480-0633

 

 

 

Cushing’s Syndrome or Hypercortisolism

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cushings/cushings.htm

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