Diagnostic Imaging (radiology services) offers a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including CT, ultrasound, MRI, mammography and bone density scanning. Physicians and technologists who are specialists in the field of radiology staff our diagnostic imaging services.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
A bone x-ray is used to:
- determine whether a bone has been fractured or if a joint is dislocated
- ensure that a fracture has been properly aligned and stabilized for healing following treatment
- determine whether there is a build up of fluid in the joint or around a bone
- guide orthopedic surgery, such as spinal repair, joint replacement and fracture reductions
- evaluate injury or damage from conditions such as infection, arthritis, abnormal bone growths or other bone diseases, such as osteoporosis
- assist in the detection and diagnosis of cancer
- locate foreign objects
- evaluate changes in bones
A chest x-ray is the most common type of x-ray and is often part of a routine physical examination. It is typically the first imaging test used to help diagnose symptoms such as:
- shortness of breath
- a bad or persistent cough
- chest pain or injury
Physicians use the examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as:
- heart failure and other heart problems
- lung cancer
- other medical conditions
Contact Diagnostic Imaging
To schedule an appointment, call 831.385.7130.