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SEARHC’s Imaging Department provides a variety of advanced imaging options in a caring and safe environment. Often, radiography is the primary step in the diagnosis and treatment of many health concerns.
The tests and procedures conducted at SEARHC facilities can include:
- Cardiac imaging (Echocardiography, Stress Echoes)
- Mammography (2D/3D)
- Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
- Diagnostic Radiology & Fluoroscopic exams
New Technologies at SEARHC, such as Hologic 2D/3D mammography machine, makes it possible for our breast cancer experts to identify 41% more invasive cancers up to 15 months earlier than traditional mammogram machine alone.
Bone Densitometry (DEXA) is a diagnostic service that uses X-rays to measure bone mineral content and density, primarily detecting conditions like osteopenia or osteoporosis where the bone’s mineral density is low, and the risk of fractures is increased. This test is crucial in determining decreased bone mass, a condition where bones are more brittle and prone to break and is used to assess future fracture risk.
Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography, Stress Echoes) is a non-invasive ultrasound test that provides a graphic outline of the heart’s movement, allowing providers to evaluate the heart’s structure, function and blood flow. Performed by cardiac sonographers, it employs techniques such as 2D and 3D ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound, and strain imaging to diagnose conditions like cardiomyopathy and valve disease.
Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging is a diagnostic procedure that employs a combination of X-rays and computer technology to generate detailed images of the body’s internal structures. It’s particularly effective for examining people who may have internal injuries from accidents or other types of traumas and is also used to diagnose diseases, plan medical treatments and monitor the effectiveness of certain therapies.
Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging procedure that uses brief bursts of an X-ray beam to display real-time footage of internal organs and tissues on a computer screen. It’s used for both diagnostic purposes and as imaging guidance for certain procedures, providing a detailed view of body systems in action.
Mammography is an X-ray imaging method used for the early detection of cancer and other breast diseases. It serves as both a diagnostic and screening tool, producing images that can reveal characteristic masses or microcalcifications indicative of breast cancer. Our Hologic 2D/3D mammography machines make it possible for our breast cancer staff to identify 41 percent more invasive cancers up to 15 months earlier than traditional mammogram machines alone.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive technology that generates detailed 3D images of the body’s anatomy, used for disease detection, diagnosis and treatment monitoring. Unlike X-ray or CT scans, MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer, but does not use radiation.
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a diagnostic medical imaging method that employs high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of structures within the body. These images provide valuable information for diagnosing and directing treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.