Advanced Imaging, strives to provide our community with the most recent technology to perform the highest quality of diagnostic testing possible..
CT stands for “Computed Tomography” while CAT stands for “Computed Axial Tomography.” A CT scan and a CAT scan refers to the same type of scan. CT scanning offers detailed views of many types of tissue including the lungs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. .
Diagnosis made with the assistance of CT can eliminate the need for invasive exploratory surgery and surgical biopsy. CT scans provide highly detailed images with superior quality when compared to conventional x-rays. CT scans, however, uses about 30% more radiation than conventional x-rays. 16-slice CT scanners allow for faster exam times and thinner, more detailed cross-sectional slices to be acquired.
MRI uses absolutely NO radiation. MRI images of the soft-tissue structures of the body are clearer and more detailed than with other imaging methods.MRI is an invaluable tool in early diagnosis and evaluation of tumors.
MRI contrast material is less likely to produce an allergic reaction than the iodine-based materials used for conventional x-rays and CT scanning. You may listen to music during the MRI scan or you may bring someone to sit quietly with you in the exam room. Since MRI uses no radiation, pregnant patients may be scanned if the ordering physician gives approval.
X-ray imaging is fast, easy, and painless. No radiation remains in a patient's body after an x-ray examination. X-rays usually have no side effect.
The amount of radiation received from a routine chest x-ray is comparable to the amount of radiation received after spending a few hours out in the sunshine. X-rays can be done for any part of the body, from head to toe. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation and microwaves. One of the most common and beneficial uses of X-rays is for medical imaging. X-rays are also used in treating cancer and in exploring the cosmos.
Electromagnetic radiation is transmitted in waves or particles at different wavelengths and frequencies. This broad range of wavelengths is known as the electromagnetic spectrum. The EM spectrum is generally divided into seven regions in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency. The common designations are: radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet (UV), X-rays and gamma-rays.
Advanced Imaging, Inc. has the new state-of-the-art ultrasound system from GE. The GE Logiq 9 Ultrasound system contains advanced, high definition imaging technologies and an innovative design that fosters easier, more efficient exams. 3D Imaging for your fetal ultrasound exams. You’ll appreciate seeing and understanding the amazingly clear images. For each fetal ultrasound with 3D, the patient will receive a CD with images to view at a later time.
Experienced Technologists will perform your ultrasound exam at Advanced Imaging. All of our technologists have completed a formal ultrasound training program and are registered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Most importantly, you’ll leave knowing your doctor has all the information necessary to provide you with the best possible care.
Pelvic UltrasoundEarly Pregnancy Ultrasound (<12wks gestation) Begin drinking 32oz of water 1.5hrs before the exam. Finish drinking ALL of the water 1 hour before the appointment time. DO NOT VOID until after the exam. Renal Ultrasound • Bladder Ultrasound • Late Pregnancy (>12wks gestation) Begin drinking 24oz of water 1.5hrs before the exam. Finish drinking ALL of the water 1 hour before the appointment time. DO NOT VOID until after the exam. Abdominal Ultrasound • Gallbladder Ultrasound • RUQ Ultrasound • Liver Ultrasound • Aorta Ultrasound