RADIOLOGY SERVICES

When you are suffering from an unexpected illness or injury, or when you simply require general medical attention without waiting for an appointment, we are the provider you need. Our professional team of board-certified physicians, nurses and technicians is equipped to handle a comprehensive range of urgent medical conditions and injuries, routine illnesses, and general medical services. 

​You can be assured – we have a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care we provide

Multi-Slice CT Imaging

CAT Scan (Computed Tomography):

A computerized axial tomography scan is more commonly known by its abbreviated name, CAT scan or CT scan.

It is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body.

A CAT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments. Occasionally, contrast material (an x-ray dye) is placed into the spinal fluid to further enhance the scan and the various structural relationships of the spine, the spinal cord, and its nerves. CAT scans are also used in the chest to identify tumors, cysts, or infections that may be suspected on a chest x-ray.

The machine is basically an x-ray tube that rotates around the patient making pictures as it rotates. The multiple x-ray pictures are reconstructed by a computer in axial slice images, similar to the way a loaf of bread is sliced. Each slice of bread can be examined separately. When these are "added" together, a three-dimensional picture of an organ or abnormal body structure can be obtained.

Ultra Sound

Ultrasound (Sonography):

Ultrasound uses sound waves to bounce off internal organ structures. The returning sound waves are picked up and used to create a 2 dimensional real-time image, which may be videotaped or photographed.

Ultrasound is usually a noninvasive procedure. Pictures are made by placing an ultrasound probe in contact with the skin over the organ of interest.

Another very important use of Ultrasound is its ability to differentiate solid tumors from cystic (fluid filled) tumors. Solid tumors need further evaluation and possibly biopsy, while most of the cystic tumors are benign and need no further evaluation.

Gallbladder Ultrasound is very accurate for the detection of gallstones which show up as bright echo-dense stones with acoustic shadowing in back of them. It is the first test to examine the gallbladder.

Ultrasound can be used as a localizing tool for placement of drainage tubes and biopsy needles in various organs.

MRI

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging):

MRI uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and a powerful computer to look beyond hard bones and examine hidden soft tissue detail.

Besides being painless, MRI has no known side effects, making it a safe procedure and a pleasant experience for practically everyone. The scans can help your physician diagnose a variety of conditions earlier, faster and safer than ever before.

The pictures from the MRI look like axial slices through the anatomic structure. The MRI Computer can reconstruct or "re-slice" the images at any angle. Sagittal and Coronal plane images are also commonly done. An MRI machine can be categorized according to Magnetic Field Strength. Low Field units are suitable for brain and spine imaging, however, image quality is not as good as the higher field strength units such as the 1.5 Tesla MRI.

As part of our commitment to offering the most advanced healthcare possible, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging provides state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including a G.E. 1.5 Tesla (high-field) MRI.

This powerful diagnostic tool makes it possible for us to detect disease with greater speed and accuracy than ever before. According to experts in the field, this system sets a new standard for MRI technology of the future.

ADI offers piped-in music for your comfort and convenience. The patient may bring a favorite CD to listen to during the exam. The examination can usually be completed in 30 to 60 minutes.

X-Ray

When imaging with X-rays, an X-ray beam produced by a so-called X-ray tube passes through the body. On it’s way through the body, parts of the energy of the X-ray beam are absorbed.

 

This process is described as attenuation of the X-ray beam. On the opposite side of the body, detectors or a film capture the attenuated X-rays, resulting in a clinical image. In conventional radiography, one 2D image is produced.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonlyused by physicians or radiation therapists to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope.

 

In its simplest form, a fluoroscope consists of an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen, between which a patient is placed. However, modern fluoroscopes couple the screen to an X-ray image intensifier and CCD video camera allowing the images to be recorded and played on a monitor.

This method may use a contrast material. Examples include cardiac catheterization (to examine for coronary artery blockages) and barium swallow (to examine for esophageal disorders).

Mammography

Mammography is a type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system and high-contrast, high-resolution film for examination of the breasts.

It is recommended by various health organizations that women over the age of 50 have an annual mammogram to screen for early breast cancer.

Many doctors also recommend the same for women in the 40 to 50 age groups as well. Under the age of 40, breast tissue tends to be very dense, and difficult to image with the mammogram. A mammogram can detect abnormalities so subtle that they cannot be found by breast self-examination.

The mammogram machine has a paddle-like device that compresses or squeezes your breast into something that resembles a pancake or a flat object. At maximal compression the technologist activates the x-ray tube and takes the mammogram picture. After the x-ray is taken compression is released. Usually two views are taken of each breast.

The mammogram can show tiny microcalcifications, which can indicate early breast cancer. Advanced Diagnostic Imaging is certified by the American College of Radiology to perform mammography.

Nerve Block Injections

Nerve block or regional nerve blockade is any deliberate interruption of signals traveling along a nerve, often for the purpose of pain relief. 

 

Local anesthetic nerve block (sometimes referred to as simply "nerve block") is a short-term block, usually lasting hours or days, involving the injection of an anesthetic, a corticosteroid, and other agents onto or near a nerve. 

 

Neurolytic block, the deliberate temporary degeneration of nerve fibers through the application of chemicals, heat, or freezing, produces a block that may persist for weeks, months, or indefinitely. 

 

Neurectomy, the cutting through or removal of a nerve or a section of a nerve, usually produces a permanent block. Because neurectomy of a sensory nerve is often followed, months later, by the emergence of new, more intense pain, sensory nerve neurectomy is rarely performed.

 

The concept of nerve block sometimes include central nerve block, which includes epidural and spinal anaesthesia.

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