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Q & A

What Is Computed Axial Tomography (CT or CAT)

A CT scan is a versatile imaging modality that uses x-ray and computers to view and diagnose anatomical abnormalities in the body.

What Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

With this powerful yet totally non-invasive imaging procedure, we visualize the earliest presentations of a large variety of diseases without the use of radiation. By providing the opportunity for early diagnosis, we are able to carefully evaluate the stage or degree of advancement of the condition and help plan for appropriate therapy.

What Is Positron Emission Tomography (PET) / Computed Tomography (CT)

PET/CT combines the functional information from a PET exam with the anatomical information from a CT exam into one single exam. A PET scan detects changes in cellular function, while a CT scan uses a combination of x-rays and computers to provide the proper anatomical context for the metabolic changes in your body.

What Is calcium Scoring

With the use of a CT this test measures the amount of Calcium deposited in the coronary arteries. The results are expressed as a calcium score. This score gives a risk factor of the severity of coronary disease, an indication that you might be at increased risk for a heart attack.

What Is Bone Density Screening

This test measures the amount of calcium within the bone itself. Results are expressed as a density score. The higher the score the better. The score provides a risk factor that you might be at increased risk for osteoporosis.

What Is Computer Assisted Diagnosis Technology (CAD)

CADstream is a unique Computer Assisted Diagnosis program which provides complete analysis, reports, and interventional guidance for advanced diagnostic studies. CADstream provides efficiency, access, standardization and compatibility helping radiologists in the analysis, reporting and interventional guidance of these data-intensive studies.

What Is Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images of internal organs by sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. The reflected sound waves’ echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging.

What Is Ultrasound Wellness Screening

Painless ultrasound screenings can identify conditions that might lead to stroke and other ailments in their earlier stages. With early detection, our goal is to enhance the patients’ chance for living a long, healthy, and productive life. This screening includes carotid arteries, complete abdomen and aorta, and pelvis for women, and can diagnose atherosclerosis plaques, aneurysms, cysts, masses and other pathology.