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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) — 

A magnetic resonance angiogram is a scan that uses magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of blood vessels inside the body. An MRA is used to find problems that cause reduced blood flow commonly inthe brain, kidneys, and legs.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) — 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging modality that uses magnetic and radiofrequency fields toimage body tissue non-invasively. These radiofrequency emissions are received and images are constructed that represent the tissue being analyzed and the environment surrounding it. MRI uses no ionizing radiation and is unimpeded by bone. It is designed to identify anatomical abnormalities and to provide information on the characteristics of tissue.

Mammography — 

A mammography is an x-ray of the breast used to detect and diagnose breast disease. This image is captured on x-ray film.

Maternity Management — 

Provider that coordinates education with risk management and case management to reduce incidence of pre-term birth weight, and help expectant mothers with high-risk pregnancies.

Medical Group Affiliation — 

A group in which the doctor or other health care professional is linked or affiliated with. A medical group may have multiple doctors or other health care professionals within the group. This information is collected before a doctor or other health care professional joins our network(s) and it is verified at least every 36 months upon re-credentialing or as new information is received from the doctor or other health care professional.

Medical Specialty — 

The type of medicine the professional practices.

Midwifery — 

A specialty focusing on the care of women and the fetus during pregnancy and delivery.

Mobile Diagnostics — 

Providers that provide portable diagnostic services for procedures such as radiology and cardiac monitoring.

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