• Full Spectrum of CT, MRI, and MRA, Echocardiogram,
Ultrasound , Bone Density, Mammography, X-Ray and Fluoroscopy
• From procedure test to doctors report in 48 hours or less
• Patient friendly scheduling with flexible hours.
• Multi-lingual staff
• Round-trip patient transportation available
• Cutting Edge Medical Imaging Systems
• Board Certified radiologists
What is an MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most accurate imaging
procedures available today, allowing radiologists to visualize the
inside of the human body without the use of ionizing radiation.
How does it work?
MRI technology works by using a magnetic field, radio frequency
waves and a computer. When a patient is placed inside the unit’s
magnetic field, water molecules in the body naturally align themselves.
The MRI unit then uses radio waves to pass through the body which
causes the water molecules to move. The computer converts these
signals into images on a special film giving a complete picture
of the inside of the patient’s body.
What is a CT-Scan?
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is a fast, painless diagnostic
examination that combines x-rays and computers. A CT-Scan allows
the radiologist to see the location, nature, and extent of many
different diseases or abnormalities inside the body. What’s
the difference between a CT-Scan and a MRI? As a general rule, CT
is the procedure of choice for examining bony detail, calcification,
sinus disease, and chest + abdomen imaging with contrast. MRI’s
are the preferred method for musculoskeletal, spine, and soft tissue
imaging. Evolving technology makes CT and MRI exams equally appropriate
in many cases.
What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that
uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. Ultrasound imaging
uses sound waves to form pictures of your organs. As the sound waves
pass through the body, they are picked up by the computer, which
turns them into images on specially prepared film.
Osteoporosis at a Glance
Bone densitometry accurately measures the density of the spine,
hip and other bones that are the most frequent fracture sites. Evaluating
bone density using conventional X-ray techniques does not reveal
a problem until an individual has lost at least 30% of his or her
bone mass. In a matter of minutes, this safe, painless and non-invasive
exam, can provide an accurate picture of a person’s bone density,
early enough in the disease to enable us to make a real difference
in the outcome.
What is an X-Ray?
The field of Radiology originated with the X-Ray and it is still
the most commonly used form of radiology. X-Rays can be still images
or “movies”, and can often be done quickly. They are
frequently used to complement other modalities of radiology.
What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast. It can locate breast
cancer in it’s early stages when it is too small for you,
your nurse, or physician to notice. Studies show that if you are
in your forties or older, having a mammogram every one or two years
can greatly help your chances in diagnosing breast cancer.
What do Mammograms Show?
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a screening mammogram
is the best tool available for finding breast cancer early, before
symptoms appear. Mammograms can often detect breast cancer before
it can be felt. Also, a mammogram can show small deposits of calcium
in the breast. Although most calcium deposits are benign, a cluster
of very tiny specks of calcium (known as micro calcifications) may
be an early sign of cancer.
A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to detect breast
changes in women who have no signs of breast cancer. It usually
involves two x-rays of each breast. Using a mammogram, it is possible
to detect a tumor that cannot be detected otherwise.
A diagnostic mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to diagnose
unusual breast changes, such as a lump, pain, nipple thickening
or discharge, or a change in the breast size or shape. A diagnostic
mammogram is also used to evaluate abnormalities detected on a screening
mammogram. It is a basic diagnostic tool that is appropriately used
in the workup of breast changes, regardless of a woman’s age.