Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the body’s organs and structures. An MRI differs from a CAT scan (also called a CT scan or computed axial tomography) because it doesn’t use radiation. Our state of the art machine features a Wide/short Bore which makes it more comfortable for claustrophobic patients, while maintaining the superior image quality of a high field MRI.
Computerized axial tomography (CT scan) is a painless X-ray test in which a computer generates cross-sectional views of a patient’s anatomy. It can identify normal and abnormal structures, and may also be used for procedures. Contrast material is sometimes used in CT for better visualization of the anatomy. Our 64 slice CT yields the highest quality images in a fraction of the time, while using the lowest radiation dose possible.
Digital X Ray also known as radiography is non invasive and painless. It is the oldest and most commonly used form of medical imaging. A small portion of your body is exposed to low dose radiation in order to provide our radiologist the diagnostic information necessary to form a diagnosis.
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 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 ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses a transducer with high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Ultrasound is painless, and does not use radiation. It is often used to guide procedures and allows our physicians a real time image of what is going on in the body.
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 the removal of tissue to be interpreted by a pathologist in order to yield a diagnosis. Our biopsies are preformed by board certified radiologist, that are sub specialty trained, and are performed using either stereotactic or ultrasound guidance. Our radiologists also perform an array of CT and ultrasound guided procedures including Arthrogram, myelogram and therapeutic injections.
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