Radiology & Imaging Center - Crescent Medical Center Lancaster

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X-ray Exams

What Is an X-ray Exams
An X-ray Exam is a common test that uses electromagnetic energy beams to produce images onto film or computer. X-rays are performed to help diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions.


How do I prepare for an X-ray Exams

Preparation for an X-ray Exam is minimal, it is recommended to wear loose and comfortable clothing without any metals.


X-ray Exams

  • Abdominal
  • Chest
  • Extremities and Joints
  • Spine
  • Soft Tissue Neck
  • Pelvic
  • Facial
  • Skull
  • Skeletal










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CT (Computed Tomography)

what is a CT
Computed Tomography also known as CT or CAT scan is an imaging modality that uses x -rays to create pictures. CT is a noninvasive that provides clear and detailed images of the body’s structures.


How do I prepare for a CT

Some of the studies may require oral contrast solutions or IV contrast. This will allow the Radiologist to see the images more clearly. If your exams requires any type of contrast you will be given special instructions. Please be sure to discuss your particular situation with your physician in advance.


CT Procedures

  • Abdomen
  • Brain/Head
  • Chest
  • Extremities and Joints
  • Pelvis
  • Sinus
  • Spine

MRI Procedures

High Field MRI (Magnetic Imaging) 1.5 Tesla

What is an MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body. Your doctor can use this test to diagnose you or to see how well you've responded to treatment. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, an MRI doesn't use radiation.


How do I prepare for an MRI

Before your MRI, let your doctor know if you:

  • Have any health problems, such as kidney or liver disease
  • Recently had surgery

No metal is allowed in the MRI room, because the magnetic field in the machine can attract metal. Tell your doctor whether you have any metal-based devices that might cause problems during the test. On the day of the test, wear loose, comfortable clothing that doesn't have snaps or other metal fasteners. You might need to take off your own clothes and wear a gown during the test.


MRI Procedures

  • Abdominal
  • Brain
  • Cranial
  • Chest
  • Extremities and Joints
  • Spine
  • Pelvic
  • MRA
  • MRV

Ultrasound

what is an Ultrasound
Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what's going on inside the body. An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound, inaudible to human ears, and then records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs. This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen. This technology can help diagnose and treat certain conditions.


How do I prepare for an Ultrasound

Depending on the type of ultrasound test you are having, your doctor may offer special instructions, such as not eating or drinking anything for a number of hours before the test. Or you may be advised to drink several glasses of water in the time leading up to the test and refrain from using the bathroom to ensure that your bladder is full. You should wear comfortable clothing for these procedures.


Ultrasound Procedures:

  • Abdominal
  • Gall Bladder, Renal, Liver
  • Arterial Doppler
  • Carotid
  • OB Complete
  • Pelvic, Transvaginal
  • Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Venous Doppler
  • Soft Tissue

Cardiac Ultrasound (Echo)

What is an Echo
A heart ultrasound is a useful tool to evaluate the structure and function of the heart and associated vessels. It is a fast, easy and painless evaluation that uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart.


How do I Prepare for an Echo

There is no special preparation required for a heart ultrasound. If you take medications, you should continue to take them as normal unless your doctor specifies otherwise. You should plan on being at the echocardiography lab for about 45 minutes to one hour.

Nuclear Medicine

What is Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages.


How do I prepare for a Nuclear Medicine Procedure

Women should always inform their physician or technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or if they are breastfeeding. You should inform your physician and the technologist performing your exam of any medications you are taking. You should also inform them if you have any allergies and about recent illnesses or other medical conditions. Jewelry and other metallic accessories should be left at home if possible, or removed prior to the exam because they may interfere with the procedure. You will receive additional specific instructions based on the type of scan you are undergoing.


Nuclear Medicine Procedures:

  • Bone Scan
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Abdomen
  • Hepatobiliary Scan
  • Liver
  • Renal
  • Thyroid
  • Cardiac Ultrasound

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