Our cutting-edge, innovative imaging technologies provide results of the highest quality for your diagnosis or treatment. Imaging services performed at Family Medicine Center include: X-Ray, ECG, ultrasound, bone density, 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.
Bone Density Test and Body Composition Scan
Cutting edge technology, providing exceptional high resolution images and precise measurements for an accurate diagnosis. This technology is proven, reliable and non-invasive, and uses a lower dose of radiation. Scans are used in a wide range of clinical applications such as to diagnose bone health – osteoporosis, or to study body composition, i.e. fat and lean mass distribution and trending for metabolic health applications.