Diagnostic Imaging Services
CT (Computed Tomography)
Computed Tomography (CT) produces a sequence of detailed cross-sectional images of the body. Also known as Computerized Tomography or Computed Axial Tomography (CAT), it’s an advanced X-ray technology that is often used to generate interior images of the head, spine, chest or abdomen. CT technology uses computer guidance to rotate a focused X-ray beam around the patient, which helps radiologists to view multiple angles of the same part of the body.
Imaging studies with CT technology:
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces images of the body’s internal structures. Radio waves pass through a powerful magnetic field, and a computer converts them into digital images. MRI is especially useful for imaging soft tissues in the body, including the brain, nerves, muscles and organs.
Imaging studies with MRI technology:
X-rays, or radiographs, are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. These procedures produce images of the body’s internal structures to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. During an X-ray, X-ray beams pass through the body to create black, white and gray photos. Dense materials like bone and metal show up as white on X-rays, while air is black, and fat and muscle appear as shades of gray. X-rays are particularly useful for imaging bones and teeth.
Imaging studies with X-ray technology:
Ultrasound is one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine. It produces real-time images of soft tissues and organs by using sound waves. While commonly used to visualize a fetus during pregnancy, Upstate Carolina Radiology uses ultrasound to look at muscles, tendons and internal organs. It can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and help in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions.
Imaging studies with ultrasound technology:
Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Nuclear Medicine imaging allows doctors an inner look at the body’s anatomy and function. Patients are given a radioactive substance, either by mouth, IV, or inhaling it into the lungs. Radiologists then study images that show how the substance has distributed in the body. This helps them in diagnosing a list of conditions and diseases, like infections and tumors.
Imaging studies with nuclear medicine technology: