We offer the following Diagnostic Imaging services:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive scan that does not use X-rays. MRI uses a magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses, and software to produce detailed pictures of bone, organs, and soft tissues. MRIs help us make evaluations that would not be available from ultrasound and X-ray images. MRIs are safe for all ages.
A CT scan, also known as a computed tomography scan, is a non-invasive imaging method that uses X-ray equipment to obtain cross-sectional pictures within your body. A CT computer displays detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues. CT images are helpful in diagnosing injuries, fractures, and some diseases.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves in order to produce pictures of the inside of your body. These pictures show the structure and movement of the internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. There is no X-Ray radiation with Ultrasound.
A mammogram is an X-Ray of the breast using low doses of radiation. Breast tomosynthesis uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or “slices” that are used to build a “3-dimensional mammogram”. During the tomosynthesis part of the exam, the X-Ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple breast images in a few seconds. The software then produces a 3D image of the breast tissue in one-millimeter layers. A benefit of a Low Radiation 3D Mammogram compared to a standard digital mammogram is that less compression is required, so patients tend to feel more comfortable.
Bone density scanning, also known as Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is a specialized form of X-Ray technology that measures bone loss. DEXA of the spine and hip bones measures bone mineral density (BMD). Bone Densitometry is used as a preventive tool for osteoporosis (which involves low bone strength and a higher likelihood of bone fractures).