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Medical Chaperone Changes

All Oregonians are now entitled to have a medical chaperone present for intimate physical exams, including breast, genital and rectal exams for patients of any age. Medical chaperones serve as a witness to the events taking place, should there be any misunderstanding or concern for misconduct. The presence of a trained chaperone can provide reassurance about the professional context and content of the exam.

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Celebrating 20 years in Keizer

On January 26, 1998, Salem Clinic at Inland Shores opened their green-framed sliding glass doors for business! The advertising in the Keizer Times that month read "Only a House Call Would Be Closer To Home". In addition to the primary care services, laboratory services and imaging services offered, the opening of the Inland Shores office prompted our entry into the urgent care market!...Read More

Salem Clinic now offers OPEN MRI

Claustrophobic? Not to worry. Salem Clinic now offers OPEN MRI and the new Salem Clinic - Union Street office.
Please call (503) 399-2424 to schedule today.

Riveting; Pocket, Purse, Palm... Salem Clinic Goes Mobile!

Salem Clinic launched a mobile-friendly website on July 20th of this year! What does that mean? We have all viewed websites from our phones that are too small to read and difficult to navigate… so frustrating! A mobile-friendly site is one that is designed to be accessed from a phone or tablet. Buttons and font are larger; photos are fewer; available information is more concise. How does your phone know which version of your website to open? It doesn’t; the website decides what you get. Wait, what? Web programmers write code into their websites that direct users to their regular site or mobile based on one or more tests. Some redirect based on screen size; if your screen width is less than 800 pixels, you go to mobile. Other tests are more complicated.... Read More

MRI & MRI Safety at Salem Clinic

Salem Clinic has offered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) since 2009. MRI is a noninvasive way for your healthcare provider to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system through high-resolution images. MRI can aide in the diagnosis of a variety of problems. MRI is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

The MRI machine at Salem Clinic is a large, tube-shaped magnet. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body. Radio waves cause these aligned atoms to produce signals, which are used to create cross-sectional MRI images, like slices in a loaf of bread.

Why should you care about MRI safety? An MRI machine is a large magnet. Magnets pull ferrous materials (metals that contain iron) toward themselves with great force. The MRI machine at Salem Clinic features a 1.5T magnet. The "T" stands for Tesla, a standard unit of measure for magnetic strength. This is three hundred times stronger than a standard magnet, at 50 microtesla, used to hold a photo to your refrigerator at home. The magnetic force exerted on a metallic object increases exponentially as it nears the MRI machine. For example, a common wrench in your hand may jiggle a little at fifteen feet from the magnet, but it would be pulled from your grip and take flight from three feet away. When ferromagnetic objects fly toward a magnet it is called a missile effect, as the projectile is drawn to the magnet with considerable force. As you can imagine, this strong magnetic field can become dangerous if not properly managed.