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Diagnostics Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging (radiology services) offers a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including PACS, CT, ultrasound, MRI, mammography and bone density scanning. Physicians and technologists who are specialists in the field of radiology staff our diagnostic imaging services.

The Basics

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
  • fever

Physicians use the examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as:

  • pneumonia
  • heart failure and other heart problems
  • emphysema
  • lung cancer
  • other medical conditions

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To schedule an appointment, call 831.385.7130.

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