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Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive breast imaging tool that produces detailed images of the breast. Breast MRI utilizes a magnetic field and radio waves as well as an intravenous injection of a contrast agent to highlight breast abnormalities. Hundreds of cross-sectional images of the breast are produced during the exam, allowing a three-dimensional rendering of the breast.
During the procedure, the patient rests quietly inside the opening of a large tube-like machine called a magnet. There, a computer acquires images of the breasts. Several scans through the breasts, in one-minute increments, are taken during the exam. Contrast-enhanced breast MRI is used to screen high-risk patients such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer, those with a personal history of breast or ovarian cancer, or individuals who are genetically positive.
Breast MRI is also used to investigate breast concerns first detected via mammography, physical exam, or other imaging tests. It can successfully image problematic conditions like dense breasts and implants. MRI is also useful for staging breast cancer, helping to determine the most appropriate treatment, and for patient follow-up after breast cancer treatment.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.
For an MRI test, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet. Pictures from an MRI scan are digital images that can be saved and stored on a computer for more study. The images also can be reviewed remotely, such as in a clinic or an operating room. In some cases, contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly.
CT (computed tomography), sometimes called CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from multiple different angles all around the body and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs.
CT imaging is particularly useful because it can show several types of tissue- lung , bone, soft tissue and blood vessels-with great clarity. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
CT Scan Services
- Neurological, Brain and Spine
- Low Dose Pediatric Imaging
X-Ray Walk Ins Are Welcome
X-rays are one of the quickest, most useful and most frequently utilized imaging studies. They are commonly used to detect fractures and dislocations in your extremities; pneumonia and tumors in your chest; kidney stones and bowel obstruction in your abdomen; and degenerating discs and scoliosis in your spine. Although they utilize ionizing radiation, the information gained far exceeds the small risk of radiation in the clinical situations in which they are used. The technologist will make sure that only the area of interest is x-rayed and other areas are screened as necessary.
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body using of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image on TV screen which you will be able to see. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) or injected substances are is involved in ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is painless, harmless and provides rapid assessment of your body.
Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the your internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show movement, enabling physicians to see blood flow, cardiac and fetal motion.
- NT Screening
Early detection of diseases can significantly impact your quality of life. Screening exams are a noninvasive way to find early onset problems before systems begin. Diseases such as artery blockage, aneurysms, cirrhosis of the liver, and many different cancers can be detected with a health screen.
Health Screening Services
- Carotid Artery Screen (US)
- Aortic Aneurysm Screen (US)
- Lung Cancer Screen (CT)
- Whole Body Scan (MRI/CT)
We offer a wide variety of medical imaging services, including the following screening, diagnostic and interventional exams and procedures. As not all procedures are listed and some exams have multiple names, please Contact Us if you do not see the desired exam.
- Thoracentesis (US)
- Paracentesis (US)
- Cyst Aspirations (CT/US)
- Guided Biopsies and Drainages (CT/US)
The most reliable way to diagnose osteoporosis is to measure bone density using a DEXA Scan. This device uses very low dose x-ray technology with minimal radiation to produce a picture of your body showing the density of bone in all areas of your body. This information can be used to monitor your bone health or follow your bone density after treatment.
DEXA body composition analysis is extremely accurate. The DEXA Scan considers fat mass, lean body mass and bone mass when determining body composition. While other body composition testing can give an overall estimate of body composition, a DEXA Scan can determine composition for specific areas of the body such as arms and legs.