Services offered at the Imaging Center include:
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive procedure used to provide images of the body’s internal structures. MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to generate clear, exceptionally detailed “pictures” of the area of interest, without using radiation. It is a painless procedure.
CT imaging uses special X-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.
Mammography is a type of imaging used specifically for examining breast tissue. During a mammography exam, most commonly known as a mammogram, four or more low radiation X-ray images of the breast are captured, with the breast being positioned and compressed briefly for each image. Schedule your mammogram appointment today!
X-ray is radiation in small amounts that is projected through the target area of the body to take images of internal organs and bones.
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a medical diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to produce an image. Since it uses sound waves and not ionizing radiation (X-rays) to obtain images of the internal organs and vessels, it is deemed safer for use in evaluating pregnant women and patients of all ages. Ultrasound is a painless test used to evaluate organs and tissues in the body to diagnose various conditions and damage that may be caused by an illness. A transducer is used to send and receive high frequency sound waves that produce the images.
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology imaging modality that uses radioactive materials to obtain images of the body’s physiology. Other than an intravenous injection or an oral administration of the radioactive materials, these procedures are typically noninvasive and usually painless. Depending on the study, the procedure can range from 20 to 30 minutes to a few hours. In some cases, multiple day studies in which the patient leaves and returns at specific times are necessary. The radiation from the pharmaceuticals is generally very minimal.
Bone Density – Coming late 2023
Bone density scanning, also called bone densitometry or DEXA (short for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) is a noninvasive, painless imaging procedure used to measure bone mineral density.