What Type of Radiology Exams Can I Recieve at PrimeCare Emergency Center?
When most patients think of radiology exams, they think of extreme situations and forget how vital imaging can be for less-emergent cases. Diagonostic imaging can save a patient’s life when used early enough. Keep reading to learn when an exam would be ordered, and how our skilled team of radiologists at PrimeCare Emergency Center can help.
What Does a Radiologist Do?
Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) exams. Radiologists also play a huge role in disease management, as they assist our physicians by giving them more options for detection and treatment.
Our Radiology Team at PrimeCare Emergency Center
With up-to-date imaging technology and highly experienced technicians on-site, our diagnostic images and impressions at PrimeCare Emergency Center have a swift turnaround time and are highly reliable.
Our skilled team of radiology experts can analyze imaging records in high definition to help provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and course of treatment.
Our imaging services include:
Digital radiographics (x-ray) are non-invasive, painless, and rapidly produce clear images of the inside of your body. While traditional x-rays are still considered safe enough to use, digital imaging emits 80% less radiation. Images can be resized and enlarged to analyze areas that are difficult to see.
Your physician will most likely order an x-ray to diagnose pain or check the already diagnosed condition's progress. X-rays can detect:
- Bone cancer
- Breast tumors
- Blocked blood vessels
- Lung conditions
- Digestive issues
- Foreign objects within the body
Ultrasounds are quick and non-invasive images that take internal pictures of your body. The test uses high-frequency sound waves to manufacture a sound picture of your inner condition(s). Ultrasound imaging also allows for the monitoring of internal organ and tissue movement in real-time visual imagery. Ultrasounds are commonly taken of your:
- Heart and blood vessels
- Uterus and ovaries
A physician may order a CT scan to diagnose:
- Abdominal pain
- Pediatric conditions (due to low levels of radiation.)
- Heart disease
- Any other conditions with symptoms of pain and/or swelling.
CT (computerized tomography) scans process cross-sectional images of your bone structures, soft tissues, and blood vessels from different angles, providing more detailed anatomical information than a traditional x-ray.
A physician may order a CT scan for:
- Managing disease progression.
- Detecting various cancers.
- Assessing joint problems and internal pain.
- Diagnosing heart disease and neurological disorders.
Radiology Exams in Arlington
Imaging is without a doubt an integral aspect of the diagnosis and treatment development for every one of our patients at PrimeCare Emergency Center, and our staff is committed to providing you with attentive and compassionate care. Our comprehensive approach to treating your major and minor emergencies is virtually impossible without using reliable imaging devices to get the job done swiftly and efficiently.
Want more information? Give our team a call at (682) 253-6655 today!