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CT

Computerized Tomography (CT Scan) is a computer-assisted medical imaging technique in which small amounts of X-rays are projected through a specific region of the body to produce cross-sectional images known as slices. These slices are more detailed than an ordinary X-ray. Because of the clarity and detail provided by the CT scan, patients can potentially avoid exploratory surgery. A CT scan provides a lower radiation exposure, which results in a faster and safer examination for the patient.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the safest, most comfortable imaging techniques. The MRI exam is a painless method of looking inside the body without using surgery or ionized radiation (X-rays). The MRI scanner uses magnetism and radio waves, both harmless, to produce remarkably detailed pictures of the human anatomy. The Open MRI Scanner can accommodate a variety of patients including those who are claustrophobic, patients who weigh more than 200 pounds, or anyone who simply wants a more comfortable exam experience. Our specialized training and extensive experience enables us to give our patients the best possible diagnostic expertise.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

X-ray

Radiography (X-ray) is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. An X-ray image is produced when a small amount of radiation passes through the body and strikes an image receptor, such as a film. Some X-ray exams improve visibility by creating contrast through a range of substances, which may be introduced into the patient by swallowing, injection, or enema. This is known as Fluoroscopy. X-rays allow physicians to perform quick evaluations, and often detect diseases in the early stages, when chances of recovery are greatest.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography (Ultrasound) is a painless and safe diagnostic study used to examine internal structures of the body using sound waves. These high frequency sound waves are used to access the progress of fetal development, to evaluate internal organs, or to image blood vessels. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation or require the use of drugs, dyes, or chemicals. Ultrasound is a fast, effective tool that can help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis and determine proper treatment.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Mammography

A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast. A special machine designed specifically to examine breast tissue is used. It takes a different form of x-ray and uses lower doses of radiation than a usual x-ray. Because these x-rays do not go through breast tissue as easily, the mammogram machine has two plates that compress the breast to spread the tissue apart. A more accurate image is obtained with less radiation this way.

‍Tomosynthesis is a special kind of mammogram that produces a 3-dimensional image of the breast by using several low dose x-rays obtained at different angles. For tomosynthesis, the breast is positioned and compressed in the same way as for a mammogram but the x-ray tube moves in a circular arc around the breast. The information from the x-rays is sent to a computer, which produces a focused 3-D image of the breast.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Stereotactic Biopsy

Stereotactic Biopsy is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure that uses a local anesthetic. If a mammogram shows a lump or other abnormality, the next step is to determine if it is cancerous. This is done with a biopsy of the tissue. A stereotactic needle biopsy is used for lesions that cannot be easily felt. In this procedure, computers assist the radiologist in determining where to place the needle. A biopsy involves the removal of the area of concern, which is then analyzed in a laboratory. Procedures such as the stereotactic breast biopsy are usually performed on an outpatient basis.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry is the latest, most accurate method for measuring bone loss, often associated with osteoporosis. By using a technologically advanced X-ray densitometer, it’s possible to diagnose fracture risk early, allowing for customized treatment for each patient. While general X-ray is unable to detect osteoporosis until bone loss reaches 30 percent, bone densitometry can detect loss as small as one to three percent, with one-tenth the radiation exposure of a chest X-ray.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology, or IR,  is a medical sub-specialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat disease. The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes. IR procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time in comparison to open surgery. Interventional radiologists are medical doctors with an additional six or seven years of specialized training after medical school. All of our Interventionalists have completed a two-year fellowship program after their diagnostic radiology residency and are certified by the American Board of Radiology.

How to prepare

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.