A mammography technologist prepares a patient for an exam on our new 3-D mammography unit, the same high-tech equipment used at larger hospitals.
Diagnostic imaging


Our imaging services have achieved American College of Radiology accreditation for Mammography, Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Ultrasound and Breast Ultrasound. This means our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally accepted standards of care. Our personnel qualifications, equipment requirements quality assurance and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications.

We are excited to offer patients 3D mammography screening, otherwise known as Tomosynthesis. With 3D mammography, our radiologists view breast tissue layer by layer, helping to see inside the breast with great detail, especially in areas with overlapping tissue. This capability has proven to reduce the number of call-backs by 20 to 40 percent and detect more cancers, particularly in women with dense breast tissue.

The exam is approved for all women eligible for a screening mammogram and is given at the same time as a traditional 2D mammogram.

Advantages of 3D mammography

Greater chance for cancer detection.
Reduction in false-positives.
Reduction in call-backs (especially for women with dense breasts.
Better visualization and confidence for physicians.
Less anxiety for patients.

Our other diagnostic imaging services are:


PACS: This digital imaging process allows our technologists to share your procedure results with physicians quickly and securely through the internet.

CT Scans: [Spiral & Total Body] A 16-Slice Brilliance CT Scanner allows faster images with greater detail.

Digital Pulse Fluoroscopy allows the technologist to develop a high quality image with a much lower dose of radiation.

Echocardiography

Vascular Imaging

Ultrasonography

X-ray (Diagnostic Radiography)

Nuclear Medicine: Cardiac imaging, bone scans, thyroid scans, VQ scans.

Osteoporosis: With the DEXA method [Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry], the patient receives a low-dose, early-detection screen that enables a radiologist to detect bone loss at as little as one percent. DEXA measures both the hip and spine—areas most affected by osteoporosis (hip fractures and "kyphosis," curving of the spine). Support services for patients diagnosed with bone loss include Nutritional Counseling and Physical Therapy.

MRI: Our GE HDE 1.5 tesla machine is at Dosher Medical Plaza on Long Beach Road. MRI is a non-invasive imaging test that aids in the diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to show detailed images of soft tissues and internal body structures.

For more information about any of our Diagnostic Imaging services, please call 910-457-3948.

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