Medical imaging is an industry that spans over a wide range of disciplines, each with their own specific quirks and requirements. At Medical Imaging Consultants, we understand that many of these disciplines can be confusing and a little intimidating, so in an effort to remove some of the mystery, we have listed explanations for each of the procedures that we perform.
Bone densitometry measures the bone mineral content in various sites of the body, allowing a physician to diagnose osteoporosis and assess a patient's risk of suffering bone fractures.
Computed tomography (CT scan) is a medical imaging procedure that uses computer-processed X-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific areas of the body. These cross-sectional images are used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in various medical disciplines.
Fluoroscopy is a study of movement through body structures - it is like an x-ray "movie." A continuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases.
Medical Imaging Consultants offers two locations for convenient and timely access to MRI examinations. Using the latest in high resolution technology, MIC radiologists provide an accurate diagnosis to ensure you obtain an appropriately tailored treatment plan.
Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.
At MIC we provide x-ray guided (fluoroscopy) pain management injections used in the treatment of inflammatory joint or other chronic pain conditions.
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 (as used in x-rays).
EVA is a relatively new and minimally invasive method for treating varicose veins without the need for surgery. A catheter is used to destroy the varicose vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty veins.
Available at MIC, Whole Body Composition analysis gives you an accurate measurement of fat mass, lean body mass and bone mass with minimal radiation exposure.
X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used method of medical imaging. An x-ray is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.