Radiological Services are utilized to provide detailed information about the bony structures of the body. Diagnostic imaging utilizes an x-ray beam passing through the body and bone to highlight bony difficulties. As bones are primarily composed of calcium, the x-ray provides an excellent picture of the bone and surrounding tissues. The most common forms of specialized x-rays include Computerized Tomography (CT Scan), Discography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Bone Scans.
CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-ray and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices), both horizontally and vertically, of the body. The images produced are more detailed than conventional x-ray exams.
A CT scan is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor, printed or transferred to a CD. CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays). Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate various parts of the body and determine the presence of certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods
Due to the magnetic field, we cannot scan you if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator or other implanted electronic devices. We may not be able to scan you if you have metal in your body such as shrapnel or if you have a bullet injury or if you are a welder.