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We cover a variety of medical procedures.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical diagnostic machine that uses large magnet and radio frequency to view inside the body. MRI is a painless procedure that allows your doctor to view certain types of tissue and can provide very important information about the brain, spine, joints and internal organs . In addition, it allows your physician to early detect disease or injuries, and start treatment as soon as possible.

How does MRI work?

 

Your body is composed of atoms. Water or hydrogen atoms make up 95% of the human body. Usually the hydrogen atoms within the body spin at random. When you have an MRI, you are placed in a strong magnetic field that is up to 8,000 times stronger than that of the earth, which causes these atoms to realign and spin all in the same direction in all 3 planes of the body. Energy is released from the body, this energy is then used to obtain detailed images. A computer processes these images to produce detailed pictures of the anatomy.

Can anyone have an MRI?

 

Because some metals interfere with the function of the MRI equipment, certain patients are not able to have an MRI exam. The following equipment or conditions may create problems with an MRI. Please call with concerns about any of the following metals in your body.

• A pacemaker or pacing wires

• Metal fragments in one or both eyes

• Inner ear implants

• Cerebral aneurysm clips

• Implanted neuro stimulator

• Tens unit

• Orthopaedic Implants

• Medication and Nicotine patches will need to be removed

• Old gunshot wounds

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Computed Tomography(CT) uses 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 organsCT is fast, patient friendly and has the unique ability to image a combination of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels.

Elite’s 64-Slice or Multi-Slice CT Scanner provides incredibly clear images by allowing our technicians and radiologists to acquire thinner slices and 3-D images, at the lowest dose. This detailed view of a patient’s anatomy leads to faster diagnosis and treatment planning for physicians and their patients. Additionally, greater anatomical coverage in a very short time means shorter breath holds, a key factor for older or medically compromised individuals. (The 64-Slice is also useful for determining one’s risk of coronary disease with 64-Slice CT Angiography).

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Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to obtain images of the human body.
The sound waves are transmitted, and then received back through a hand-held device called a transducer.
A computer converts this information into images, which the skilled sonographer can observe continuously while moving the transducer over your skin, constantly changing the point of view and adjusting technical factors to demonstrate the anatomy to best advantage.
A unique feature of sonography is that is involves no exposure to x-rays, and the pictures can be seen in real time.

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Digital X-ray involve exposing a body part to a small dose of radiation to produce an image of an internal organ. An X-ray image is produced when a small amount of radiation passes through the body and strikes an image sensitive plate placed on the other side of the body. This film is then placed in a developing machine to produce images.

*Always inform the technologist if you are pregnant.

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Fluoroscopy is the use of an x-ray system that allows the radiologist to view x-ray images on a computer monitor over time. Many types of fluoroscopic exams use different types of contrast agent that allow various organs to be watched as they function. Examples of these procedures include: Barium Meal, Barium Enema, Intravenous Pyelogram and HSG(Hysterosalpingraply)

*Always inform the technologist if you are pregnant.

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