Vantage Titan provides you with the best solution. The 71 cm. patient aperture gives you more room and the feeling of openness. With the increase in the size of our bore, we are able to maintain high-quality examinations. Our scanner also offers a quiet scan environment, making the examination more comfortable and easier to complete especially for patients with noise sensitivity.
Our Aquillion 64 provides you with the best solution for whole-body imaging, employs cutting-edge technologies to optimize patient care and accelerate clinical decision making. Innovative features ensure that high-quality images are routinely acquired with low patient dose. the workflow is streamlined, making for faster imaging and exam times for patients.
A CT examination of gastrointestinal tract, brain and chest may require the use of a contrast material to enhance the visibility of certain tissues. Before administering the contrast material, the radiologist or technologist will ask whether the patient has any allergies, especially to medications or iodine, and whether the patient has a history of diabetes, asthma, a heart condition, kidney problems or thyroid conditions. These conditions may indicate a higher risk of reaction to the contrast material or potential problems eliminating the material from the patient's system after the exam. CT does involve exposure to radiation in the form of x-ray, but the benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the risk.
Special care is taken during x-ray examinations to ensure maximum safety for the patient by shielding the abdomen and pelvis with a lead apron, with the exception of those examinations in which the abdomen and pelvis are being imaged. Women should always inform their doctor or x-ray technologist if thre is any possibility that they are pregnant.
Nursing mothers should wait for 24 hours after contrast material injection before resuming breast feeding.
There is a risk of an allergic reaction which may be serious whenever contrast material containing iodine is injected. If you have a history of allergy to x-ray dye, your radiologist may advise you to take special medication for 24 hours before the exam to lessen the risk of allergic reaction. Another option is to undergo a different exam that does not call for contrast injection.
Contrast injection should be avoided in patients with kidney disease or severe diabetes because x-ray contrast material can further harm kidney function.
If a large amount of x-ray contrast leaks out under the skin where the IV is placed, skin damage can result. If youy feel any pain in this area during contrast injection, you should immediately inform the technologist.
Mammograms are an essential step in caring for women's health. We advise women to get screening mammograms every year starting at age 40. All women are at risk for breast cancer, regardless of symptoms and family history.
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. It reveals masses and micro-calcifications that may indicate cancer. We use digital mammography, which delivers subsctantial advantages to you and your provider:
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. It reveals masses and micro-calcifications that may indicate cancer. We use digital mammography, which delivers substantial advantages to you and your provider:
For nearly 50 years, mammography has been the most common imaging tool used in the detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer deaths have declined significantly since 1990, and some studies show two-thirds of that decline is due to mammography screening. The amount of radiation exposure is below government standards, so risks are extremely low.
Our board-certified radiologist specializes in breast imaging and have a higher likelihood of detecting potential problems early on. All mammograms at the breast center are performed in private suites by female technologists.
If an abnormality is found in a mammogram, it does not necessarily mean you have cancer. News of an abnormal result could make anyone anxious. On average, only three to four mammograms per 1,000 lead to cancer diagnosis. Irregularities in breast tissue require careful study. more mammographic views and other diagnostic techniques such as breast ultrasound, image-guided biopsy, or breast MRI can help detect the presence of breast cancer.
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Ultrasound uses sound waves and a computer to create images of internal organs and blood vessels and to monitor many medical conditions, including the progress of pregnancy. A tool called a transducer that emits sound waves is placed over the area of the body being examined. The sound waves bounce off these structures and their echoes are received by the transducer, which then sends the information to a computer. The computer analyzes the information and creates a moving image. Its most familiar use involves determining the status (including movements) and gender of a fetus. Most obstetricians perform routine diagnostic ultrasound to look for any abnormalities with either the fetus or the uterus during early pregnancy. Depending on the time of gestation and positioning, the gender may or may not be identified. This procedure is painless and non-invasive. Diagnostic ultrasound gas many other uses, including the evaluation of tumors and bone structure and in interventional radiology.
Ultrasound has a wide range of applications, from adult bone studies to fetal heart rate monitors. It helps clinicians assess the organs and blood vessels in the abdomen (liver, kidneys, spleen, gallbladder, bile ducts, aorta and pancreas). It also helps in evaluating organs in the pelvic area (uterus, ovaries, bladder and prostate). ultrasound is frequently used to check for the gestational age of a fetus, as well as irregularities of the fetus. The breast, thyroid, scrotum or any other soft tissue mass can be assessed using ultrasound, as can arteries and veins in the neck, abdomen and legs. Here are some examples of ultrasound study types and their purpose:
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A technologist will take you to the exam room, ask you some questions, and explain what you can expect during your test. Before you scan, you may change into a gown and be asked to remove all metal and plastic items from the part of your body being examined. A technologist will help you onto the examining table and position you comfortably. A water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area to be examined to block any air between the skin and transducer, as well as to eliminate friction on the skin. The technologist then places the transducer over that area. For some pelvic ultrasound exams, the technologist will use a vaginal transducer, which creates clearer images of the organs in your pelvis.
Diagnostic ultrasound was put into practice for medical purposes in the 1950s. The ability to use sound waves to reflect an image of body organs and tissues completely changed the practice of radiology. It remains an extremely useful procedure, and we use state-of-the-art technology and rapid reporting to provide fast results for every diagnostic study.
there is no ionizing radiation exposure with this procedure; ultrasound has an excellent safety record. We nevertheless practice prudent use of ultrasound, particularly for fetal imaging.
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. It is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones. It can also be used to diagnose and monitor the progression of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer. Unlike most forms of radiation, X-rays can pass through body tissue, making it possible to provide images of internal structures without performing surgery. During the procedure, electromagnetic radiation passes through the body onto "film" (now digitized and displayed on a computer screen). Dense architectures such as bone absorb most of the radiation and appear white on the digital image. Structures that are less dense appear in lighter shades of gray and black.
Digital X-rays are used to diagnose a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including broken bones, cancer, blocked arteries, sinus issues, skull damage, spinal problems and other abnormalities.
Once you arrive, you may be asked by the technologist to change into a gown before your examination. You will also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You may be asked to stand or lie down on an examination table, depending on the part of the body to be examined.
There is little reason to worry about the small amount of radiation you will be exposed to when you receive a digital X-ray. Digital X-rays enable immediate diagnosis of certain conditions and offer no discomfort, and often even no preparation, for the patient.
We use the most advanced technology to deliver premium healthcare. Digital imaging gives us many advantages in handling your exam, not the least of which is the faster communication of results to your doctor. Digital imaging also allows your medical team to collaborate, if necessary, and to immediately compare previous exams with current ones, so that your health is properly monitored. It isn't the only the latest innovations in healthcare and the most expert professionals - we also invest in or technology infrastructure, because that has a direct impact on your results. And that's our first priority.