Our innovative imaging technologies give you the best possible results for your diagnosis or treatment. Services performed at Family Medicine Center include: X-Ray, ECG, Ultrasound and 3-D Mammography.
X-ray is a quick, easy exam that produces images of the structures inside your body using a small amount of radiation that passes through the body to capture a single image of your anatomy to assess injury (fractures or dislocations) or disease (bone degeneration, infections or tumors).
An electrocardiogram — also called ECG or EKG, records the electrical signals in your heart. It’s a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor your heart’s health.
An electrocardiogram is a painless, noninvasive way to help diagnose many common heart problems in people of all ages. Your doctor may use an electrocardiogram to determine or detect:
- Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias)
- If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain
- Whether you have had a previous heart attack
- How well certain heart disease treatments, such as a pacemaker, are working
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
We offer the most advanced breast imaging with Hologic 3-D mammography. Breast tomosynthesis, often referred to as 3-D mammography, allows doctors to see masses and distortions associated with cancers and precancerous cells significantly more clearly than conventional 2-D mammography. Instead of viewing all of the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2-D mammography, fine details are more visible with 3-D imaging and no longer hidden by the surrounding tissue.
A 3-D mammography exam is very similar to having a traditional 2-D mammogram. Like a 2-D mammogram, the technologist will position the patient, compress the breast, and take images from different angles. However, with the 3-D mammogram the radiologist can see finer details throughout the breast, with the procedure taking less than 10 seconds. In addition, 3-D acquires more images per exposure giving the radiologist more information and it has superior diagnostic accuracy for all breast types. Very low x-ray energy is used during the exam, with the total patient dose being well within the FDA safety standards for mammography.
Studies have shown that 3-D mammograms result in the following benefits for patients:
- 30-35 percent increase in cancer detection
- 11 percent decrease in biopsy rate
- An approximate 40 percent reduction in recall rates
- 40-50 percent increase in invasive cancer detection
Please Note: We do not perform mammograms on women with breast implants.