Priority Radiology is working to provide comprehensive, diagnostic imaging to our community. Currently, these are the imaging services we provide. If you are interested in learning more about your procedure, please select that particular service below.
You will find links to information provided by www.radiologyinfo.com, which is maintained by the American College of Radiology and the Radiology Society of North America. They provide comprehensive information and images explaining how to prepare for your procedure; how the procedure is performed; what are the benefits, and much more.
DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY- A Mammogram is a special X-ray examination of the breast. The examination is performed by compressing the patient’s breast between two plates to capture the image of the breast tissue. Regular screening examinations enable early detection of breast cancer, which leads to a significant increase in the chance of recovery.
SONOGRAPHY- Sonography, more commonly known as ULTRASOUND, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams are non-invasive and do not use ionizing radiation. Because the images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
DEXASCAN- Dexascan is a bone densitometry system that is the most superior technology for measuring bone density and/or Osteoporosis. A bone density measures the health of bones. Dexascan is a non-surgical and painless examination consisting of a very low dose X-ray. Dexascan is also used to assess VFA (vertebral fracture assessment). Identifying and treating patients at risk of fracture, but who have not yet sustained a fracture, will substantially reduce the long-term burden of osteoporosis.
PET/CT- PET/CT is the most advanced medical imaging technique available today, combining Positron Emission Tomography with Computed Tomography. 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.
CT SCAN- A CT (Computed Tomography) scan uses X-Ray to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body. A CT scan can be used to study all parts of your body, such as the head, chest, abdomen, pelvis or extremities. CT scans have allowed healthcare providers to inspect the inside of the body without having to operate or perform unpleasant examinations.
X-RAY- X-rays are pictures made by passing radiant beams through an object and capturing the image on the other side. Solid objects, like bones, allow less light to pass through and appear white on the picture. Less solid objects, like organs in the body, allow more light to pass through and appear more gray on a picture. X-Rays are the oldest and most frequently used for of diagnostic medical imaging.
ARTHROGRAPHY- Arthrography is the X-Ray examination of a joint that uses a special form of X-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast material containing Iodine. Fluoroscopy makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. When iodine is injected into the joint space, it coats the inner lining of the joint structures and appears bright white on an Arthrogram, allowing the Radiologist to assess the anatomy and function of the joint.
MRI- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a method of creating images of the inside of opaque organs in living organisms as well as detecting the amount of bound water in geological structures. MRI is primarily used to demonstrate pathological or other physiological alterations of living tissues and is a commonly used form of medical imaging. MRI is harmless to the human body as there is no radiation involved.