A MRI, also known as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a test that uses magnets, radio waves and computer technology to create precise pictures of your body, organs, and bones. Many patients confuse an MRI with a CT or CAT scan (Computed Axial Tomography). An MRI does not use radiation, and we here at Specialty Imaging are proud to offer our clients a more comfortable experience in our state of the art machine that is known for reducing the feeling of claustrophobia, while maintaining the superior image quality of a high field MRI.
A CT scan, also known as Computerized axial tomography, is a quick and easy way to have an X-ray taken. Our high-powered computer takes cross-sectional views of a patient’s body that can identify typical and nontypical structures that may or may not be cause for concern. Specialty Imaging’s 64 slice CT yields the highest quality images in a fraction of the time while using the lowest radiation dose possible.
A Digital X-Ray, also known as radiography, is an easy, non-invasive, and painless procedure. Digital X-Rays are the oldest and most commonly used form of medical imaging. While a small portion of your body is exposed to low-dose radiation in order to provide our radiologist with the diagnostic information, you need not fear any long-term after-effects.
A mammogram, or mammography, is an X-ray of the breast. It is a screening tool used to detect and diagnose breast cancer. Together with regular clinical exams and monthly breast self-examinations, mammograms are a key element in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. We here at Specialty Imaging are pleased to offer the latest in technology in the form of 3D mammography. 3D mammography is a new technology in the fight against breast cancer that allows doctors to examine your breast tissue one layer at a time. 3D mammography uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or “slices”– building what is essentially a “3-dimensional mammogram.” A good analogy for 3D mammography is like thinking of the pages in a book. If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages, but when you open it up, you can go through the entire book page-by-page to see everything between the covers. 3D mammography is designed with the same concept in mind.
Diagnostic medical sonography or diagnostic ultrasound is a branch of medical imaging which uses a transducer, a high-frequency sound wave, to produce anatomy images of the body. These medical images are extremely valuable in diagnosing and treating various illnesses, diseases and conditions. Ultrasounds are quick, easy and painless, and do not include radiation.
A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) proved that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans reduced mortality from lung cancer by 20 percent. This study estimates that early detection and treatment for lung cancer could save more than 70,000 lives a year.
Specialty Imaging Associate’s lung cancer screening offers those at high risk for lung cancer the opportunity to screen and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop through use of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.
A Biopsy is a medical procedure most commonly performed by a surgeon to collect and remove a sample of tissue that will be studied by a certified pathologist in order to properly determine a diagnosis. The biopsies performed at Specialty Imagine are done by board-certified radiologists, who are specifically trained using stereotactic or ultrasound guidance. The radiologists at Specialty Imaging routinely perform a wide variety of CT, biopsy, and ultrasound-guided procedures to ensure you are receiving the best health care possible.
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