Our comprehensive center offers the following state-of-the art testing procedures:
- Digital X-ray is a form of X-ray imaging in which digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film.
- Fluoroscopy allows the radiologist to view the movement of internal organs on a screen or monitor.
- SPECT/CT is a specialty in Medical Imaging. Patients receive a radioactive substance that produces energy. A special type of camera then detects the energy and develops the images.
- PET/CT combines two imaging techniques: a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan that shows your body’s physiologic changes and a Computed Tomography (CT) scan that shows the structure of the patients anatomy where the changes are taking place. Together, these two images provide highly sophisticated information to the patient’s physician about the presence or spread of disease and accurately identify its precise location.
- CT or CAT scan uses X-ray equipment to take multiple images of the body. Using a computer, the information from the scanned images becomes visible as three-dimensional cross sections of a variety of tissues and body organs.
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses radio frequency waves and strong magnetic field to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. The technique has proven very valuable for the diagnosis of conditions in all parts of the body, including:
- Heart and Vascular Disease
- Joint and Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Breast MRI is an imaging system that used magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the breast and surrounding tissues.
- Mammography is a safe and noninvasive X-ray technique. It’s the most widely used method available today for detecting breast cancer while it’s still curable.
- Stereotactic breast biopsy is an alternative to open or surgical biopsy. A sample of suspect breast tissue is precisely located with a computer-guided imaging system and removed with a needle. The procedure is completed on an outpatient basis with minimum discomfort and recovery time.
- Bone density is a safe, painless and noninvasive X-ray technique that detects osteoporosis.
- Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce precise images of various organs and tissues in the body, including:
- Fetus growth and development
- Internal organs (appendix, bladder, gallbladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, thyroid)
- Musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, joints, soft tissue)
- Reproductive systems in females and males
Picture Archiving and Communications Systems is an electronic image delivering system that integrates radiography imaging and patient information electronically throughout the hospital network. PACS minimizes the use of conventional X-ray film.
How PACS benefits the patient:
- Physicians within our network no longer need to call and wait for X-ray films to arrive.
- The potential for lost or misplaced films is eliminated.
- Images are available on PACS as soon as they are completed, resulting in quicker diagnosis and treatment plan.
- The physician or other healthcare provider in our network has access to your radiographic images on demand.
- Images can be placed on a CD and sent home with the patient and do not need to be returned.
Electronic Medical Information Exchange is a vendor-neutral, cloud-based technology developed to securely share medical images and reports between different healthcare facilities, physicians and patients with the speed and simplicity of e-mail.
How eMIX benefits the patient:
- Enhances quality of patient care
- Reduces re-radiation of patients due to unavailable previous exams
- Sends reports directly to a physician’s electronic medical record inbox
- Eliminates film and/or CD/DVD burning
- Lowers exam distribution costs
- Allows pay-per-use, with no hardware or software to purchase
- Provides secure, traceable method for results distribution
- Improves communication between healthcare facilities, physicians and patients