Diagnostics & Imaging
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
MRI helps diagnose a broad range of conditions in all parts of the body, including heart and vascular disease, stroke, cancer and joint and musculoskeletal disorders. This painless, non-invasive technique uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field, rather than radiation, to provide clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues.
A non-invasive procedure, ultrasound provides detailed images of soft tissue such as the abdominal area, breast, organs, muscles and blood vessels. Rather than using radiation, ultrasound uses sound waves that move through body tissue and convert into an electronic picture.
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Nuclear medicine users small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat various diseases. The amount of radiation used in a typical nuclear medicine procedure is comparable to a standard diagnostic x-ray. Nuclear medicine offers procedures that are essential in virtually every medicine specialty, from cardiology to pediatrics, and includes the following procedures:
- Bone Scans
- Nuclear stress testing
- Hepatobility scan (HIDA)
- Renal scan
- Thyroid Scan
Computer Tomography (CT)
CT (computer tomography) sometimes called CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body, and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs.
The vascular lab is designed for the examination of vessels (arteries and veins) using ultrasound equipment. Ultrasound uses sound waves and a computer to visualize the arteries and veins in different parts of the body.