Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnetic eld, radio waves and a computer to create images. MRI produces very clear, detailed pictures of internal organs and structures in your body. Our 3T Wide Bore offers our patients a more comfortable, relaxed and technologically advanced scan.
PREP: On the day of your examination, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, and avoid wearing clothes with any metal. Our facility will provide you with medical gowns and pants. You will need to remove all metal objects such as hearing aids, dentures, jewelry, watches and hairpins. We can play soothing music of your choice through our headphones or give you earplugs. If you would like a sleep mask, ask the technologist prior to going in for your scan.
Computed Tomography (CT) provides a different form of imaging known as cross-sectional imaging. Multiple X-Rays are taken rapidly from a number of different angles around the body. These images are then reconstructed in multiple imaging planes and 3D models, allowing to visualize internal organs, head, neck, spine or extremities.
On the day of your examination, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, and avoid wearing clothes with any metal, sequins or buttons. Our facility will provide you medical gowns and pants if needed. You will remove objects such as hearing aids, dentures, jewelry, and hairpins if your head and/or neck are to be imaged.
If your exam involves IV contrast please do not eat or drink anything except water 4 hours before your appointment. Some patients may require lab work to be completed prior to their exam. If you are having imaging of the abdomen and/or pelvis area you will need to drink at least 3 - 12oz cups of water within 30 minutes of your appointment to help us better visualize your stomach and intestines.
X-Ray is the most common form of medical imaging used to diagnose and treat conditions. During an X-Ray, a machine focuses a small amount of radiation on the area of your body to be examined. X-Rays pass through the body creating an image on a computer display.
PREP: There are no special preparations for a diagnostic X-Ray exam. Our facility provides gowns and scrubs. If needed, you may be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects due to possibly creating an artifact on the image.
Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves to view the inside of the body. These images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
PREP: Certain types of scans require preparation such as fasting or drinking water. When making your appointment, the patient service representative will give you full instructions on how to prepare for your specific type of exam.