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We offer our patients a full range of medical imaging services. Each type of test produces a different medical image that reveals information about the area of the body being studied or treated.
Computed Tomography (CT), also known as a CAT scan, captures detailed cross sectional images of the body. An advanced diagnostic tool, CT is often used to capture images of soft tissue, blood vessels, bone and internal organs.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) utilizes a large magnet and radio waves to acquire detailed images of the body. MRI does not use radiation, and is a sophisticated imaging modality designed to obtain optimal views of certain body parts and tissues including the brain, spine and joints.
Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radiopharmaceutical material to help diagnose disease. The radiopharmaceutical is injected or swallowed and accumulates in the organ or area of your body being examined, where it emits energy that is detected by a special camera. Some common Nuclear Medicine exams include PET/CT and Bone Scans.
Ultrasound is an imaging modality that uses sound waves rather than radiation to obtain images from inside the body. A transducer or probe is held to the skin as it transmits high-frequency sound waves. These sound waves are reflected by internal organs producing a diagnostic image that allows physicians to see into the body in real-time.
X-ray and Fluoroscopy
X-ray is the most commonly used and one of the fasted imaging modalities available to help healthcare providers assess patient issues. These studies are often ordered to acquire images of the chest, abdomen, sinuses, spine and other bones. X-ray exposes the body to a small amount of radiation to capture pictures that provide useful information to physicians in diagnosing health issues, fractures and broken bones.
Fluoroscopy allows physicians to observe the internal structure of the body with real-time X-rays taken with a fluoroscope camera.
Mammography is an X-ray image of your breasts used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths.
During a mammogram, your breasts are compressed between two firm surfaces to spread out the breast tissue. Then an X-ray captures black-and-white images of your breasts that are displayed on a computer screen and examined by a doctor who looks for signs of cancer.
A mammogram can be used either for screening or for diagnostic purposes. How often you should have a mammogram depends on your age and your risk of breast cancer.
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"I'd like to share how pleased I was with Dr. Nguyen's service in the middle of the night. I felt my patient needed an emergent MRI and I found him to be very friendly, helpful and willing to do whatever was best for the patient. The MRI was done with no hassle and both the patient and I were very pleased with the service."
"Thank you for performing my recent biopsy so carefully. Dr. Bolton Smith kept me well informed during the entire procedure and I wanted to let her know how much I appreciate it."
"Thank you so much, Dr. Brindley, for your help and patience during a difficult time. You were very calm and very respectful of everyone throughout the evening. We truly appreciate it."
"My radiologist was very kind when visiting with me to review my preliminary results. Everything was explained clearly and questions were encouraged. I really appreciate that there was a provider on site to quickly review the images. This alleviated a lot of the anxiety inherent to some of the testing done there."
"Dr. Spoden was very concerned with my comfort and was extremely helpful in getting me on and off the table. He was wonderful and pleasant to be around. Dr. Spoden also took the time to very clearly explain his evaluation of the images."
I was recently seen at by Dr. Spoden and Dr. Bolton Smith for a procedure and I wanted to let you know how wonderful these two doctors are! I was scared! Scared of the unknown. They were both so kind and compassionate. I love that they tried to keep the conversation upbeat and positive. Even through my tears they managed to make me smile. The professionalism, kindness and caring they showed me will never be forgotten.