Radiology Ltd. uses advanced technology and equipment at all of our imaging facilities. In fact, Radiology Ltd. is entirely digital – this means better image quality and a quicker turn around of results to your Physician.
Computed Tomography scans (also known as CT or CAT scans) use special x-ray equipment to obtain information from different angles around the body. Computers are then used to process the information and create cross-sectional images that appear as “slices” of the body and organs.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging method that produces images of the body without surgery or X-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce these images.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body.
This is commonly used to evaluate the abdominal and pelvic organs, breasts, thyroid gland, and testes, as well as blood flow in arteries and veins.
X-ray imaging (radiography) is still the most commonly used technique in radiology. To make a radiograph, a part of the body is exposed to a very small quantity of X-rays. The X-rays pass through the tissues, striking a film or detector to create an image. X-rays are safe when properly used by radiologists and technologists specially trained to minimize exposure. No radiation remains after the radiograph is obtained.
PET/CT combines the fine structural detail of CT with PET’s ability to detect changes in cell function. This combination allows for earlier and more accurate detection of disease than either CT or PET alone. PET/CT can often detect small cancers before they are apparent on other types of exams because many cancers use glucose as their primary fuel. PET/CT images supplement the information obtained from conventional studies such as CT, MRI, and Ultrasound.
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) examinations estimate the amount of bone mineral content in specific areas of your body. DEXA exams measure the amount of x-rays that are absorbed by the bones in your body. Two X-ray energies allow the radiologist to tell the difference between bone and soft tissue, giving a very accurate estimation of bone density. Often confused with a nuclear medicine bone scan, a bone density scan is faster and does not require a radionuclide injection.