An incredibly quick and basic diagnostic test generally used to look at your bones.
An Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses sound waves (versus radiation) to look at your body using “probes” on your body. Some common ultrasound exams are used for breast lumps, thyroid, prostate, gallbladder, pregnancy, and evaluate blood flow in your arteries and aortic valve.
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a dynamic radiology test used to locate cancer and brain dementia using isotopes, typically a sugar-based one called FDG. PET/CT patients at IIC get fabulous care, private quite “uptake” rooms with TV’s, kind and talented staff, and accurate reports for your Physicians.
A noninvasive machine that uses magnets and computers to produce high-resolution pictures inside your body. Some common exams are the brain, bones and joints, blood vessels, internal organs, brain, and spinal cord. An MRI has NO RADIATION and you get to listen to Pandora during your exam at IIC.
Computerized tomography, or CT, uses thin x-ray “slices” to look at small detailed areas of your body. There are two types of exams, non-contrast and contrast, and the test is widely used to pinpoint tumors, infection, clots, small fractures, internal bleeding, muscle, or bone issues.
A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis. The bones that are most commonly tested are in the spine, hip, and sometimes the forearm and use X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone.
A Mammogram is an x-ray image of your breast used to look for cancer. Screening and/or diagnostic mammograms can start as early as 40 years old & are very accurate and detecting both cancer and non-cancers in patients.