In-House Radiology Services
Medical imaging has revolutionized the practice of medicine and medical imaging technology itself continues to advance rapidly. It has continually offered new life-saving capabilities and new hope for winning the war against so many devastating diseases. BioClinic is proud to be a part of that fight and we have the available Radiology Diagnostic Tools in our Clinics.
X-Ray technology lets doctors see straight through human tissue to examine broken bones, cavities and swallowed objects. Modified X-ray procedures can be used to examine softer tissue, such as the lungs, blood vessels or the intestines. The X-ray camera uses the same film technology as an ordinary camera, but X-ray light sets off the chemical reaction instead of visible light.
Diagnostic Ultrasounds also known as medical sonography or ultrasonography, uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your body. By sending sound waves into the body and measuring the returning sound waves, the ultrasound machine is able to convert the sound echoes into a picture. In addition to producing an image, ultrasound technology can also produce audible sounds of blood flow, enabling medical professionals to use both sounds and visuals to assess a patient’s health. While most commonly identified with use during pregnancy, ultrasound is also used widely by virtually all medical specialties, including surgeons, to visualize muscles, tendons and many internal organs within the body. Ultrasound is now established as a critical tool both for routine and urgent care diagnostics.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI is a medical imaging technology that uses radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer to create detailed pictures of internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, joints, tumors, areas of infection, and more. These very high quality pictures can show the difference between normal and diseased soft tissues of the body, making it especially useful for a wide range of different types of imaging, including neurological and musculoskeletal. If necessary, a contrast agent may be used to help your doctor to see the MRI image more clearly.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography is also commonly referred to as a CAT Scan, is a medical imaging method that provides detailed 3-D images of areas inside the body. CT uses a thin beam of x-rays to take a series of cross-sectional pictures of specific organs or areas inside the body from multiple different angles. The CT’s computer then analyzes the pictures and constructs a three dimensional image of the area of interest. During some CT scans, a contrast medium, or “dye”, is used to outline blood vessels or highlight organs of the body so that they can be seen more easily.
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