Whether patient will come for the first diagnostic scan or receiving treatment at the hospital, the staff of our Imaging Services department is devoted to make their medical imaging experience as comfortable as possible. We do our best to ensure that patient doesn’t feel rushed into or out of our facility; therefore, all of their questions and needs are given full attention. We work hard to keep to schedule and minimize the waiting time.
- Radiography (X-ray)
Radiography is one of the oldest forms of imaging examinations, and is still the most frequently used. This imaging technique uses low energy X-rays to produce an image of the organs and tissues. A typical X-ray examination lasts about 15 minutes per each area of interest, during which time several images may be taken.
- Ultrasound (also called sonography or ultrasonography)
Ultrasound is an imaging examination that uses the energy of high-frequency sound waves to produce an image of the organs and tissues. The tissues will reflect, absorb, and refract the waves differently, and these "echoes" are collected and transformed into an image. A standard ultrasound examination may last up to 60 minutes, during which several images may be taken.
Mammography uses low energy X-rays to produce images of the breast tissue. These images are used to screen for breast cancer or to evaluate symptoms (e.g., lumps, thickening, etc). A typical mammogram lasts about 20 minutes, during which time several images may be taken.