Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) is the largest independent radiology group in Nebraska. AMI’s mission is to provide compassionate, patient-focused care through regional awareness, advanced technology, unsurpassed operational excellence, teamwork, and leadership.
- Pain Management Therapies
- Aesthetics Procedures
- Varicose and Spider Vein Treatments
- Women’s Center – Nebraska’s Choice for Mammograms
- Friendly Diagnostic Radiology
How does your Migraine treatment work?
In our SphenoCath procedure, medication is applied via the nasal passages to provide immediate headache pain relief. The procedure, known as a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block, takes less than a half hour, is needle-free, safe for all ages, and covered by most insurance and Medicare. Advanced Medical Imaging is the nation’s only Certified Training Center of Excellence for SphenoCath® migraine treatment. Physicians from all across the country are trained in this procedure by AMI’s Interventional Radiologist team of experts.
Why should I have my Varicose Veins treated by an Interventional Radiologist?
Interventional radiologists specialize in minimally invasive procedures and are experts in all types of vein problems. The physician will be able to assess the level of severity and recommend a unique treatment plan for each patient. These consultations are extremely important because providers are able to detect if there is a deeper issue than what is visible on the surface. All of AMI’s treatments rid the legs of problem veins through a non-invasive procedures that utilizes the body’s natural healing abilities. This means patients will be back to looking and feeling good faster.
When should I start getting mammograms?
Breast Screening plans should be determined based on a patient’s risk level. Women with an average risk should begin screening mammograms at age 40. Women with a higher risk may need to start sooner or include other screening options in their preventative plan.
Factors that can put women at a higher risk for breast cancer include:
- Personal history of breast cancer, lobular carcinoma, or atypical hyperplasia
- Close relative diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50
- Heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breast tissue*
- Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk Score over 20%*
- Three or more family members in one lineage with any form of cancer
- More than one cancer in a family member
- Radiation treatment to the chest area between ages 10-30
- BRCA, ATM, CHEK2, PALB2, TP53 or PTEN gene mutations
*Determined and included with every screening mammogram at AMI
Men and women with any kind of lump or new breast abnormality should receive a diagnostic mammogram right away. Once a diagnostic mammogram has been completed, there may be need for other diagnostics techniques to diagnose the irregularity.
Is there a screening test for Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the US, killing more than breast, colon and prostate put together. A lack a screening is in direct correlation with these numbers. Now there is a simple, painless test that can detect early onset of lung cancer, when it is the most treatable.
High-risk lung cancer patients are encouraged to receive this elective low-dose CT scan that can detect the early onset of lung cancer.
- Men or women 55-74 years of age
- 30 pack-year history of smoking
- If former smoker, quit date within last 15 years
- No weight loss greater than 10 pounds in the last month
- No chest CT scan in the last 12 months
- Change in cough, shortness of breath or hemoptysis
What treatment do you offer for Plantar Fasciitis and tendonitis?
Tenex Health TX is ground breaking, minimally invasive procedure available to treat tendon disease. Tenex Health TX was developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic as a one-time treatment for pain. Unlike other treatment options such as ice, injections or medication, this procedure stimulates healing by removing the scar tissue that causes pain, rather than just masking symptoms.
Medically known as Percutaneous Tenotomy or Percutaneous Fasciotomy, the procedure using Tenex Health TX technology combines sophisticated ultrasound imaging to pinpoint damaged tendon tissue along with the advanced TX MicroTip, which precisely breaks down and extracts the damaged tissue that causes tendon pain. When the damaged tissue is removed and there is increased blood ﬂow, the body stimulates a healing response. This allows patients to return more quickly to their normal daily routine than with a traditional open surgery.
Tenex can be used to treat tendon pain in the arm (shoulder or elbow), hip, knee, ankle, or foot (plantar fasciitis). Tendon pain may feel like burning, cutting, or stabbing in the joints. If pain is relatively new, tendon pain is generally referred to as tendonitis. After being treated conservatively for three months or more, tendon pain is actually considered to be Chronic Tendon Disease. It is caused by repetitive motions creating micro tears that require a higher level of intervention. Tendonitis is a short-term inflammation of a tendon that causes pain, while Chronic Tendon Disease is a persistent condition characterized by degeneration of tendon tissue without inflammation.