Imaging

Some illnesses and physical symptoms are not visible by observation with the naked eye, like growths and broken bones. In such scenarios, medical imaging will help doctors understand the issue and treat it better.

Overview

Medical imaging is more commonly understood as techniques and processes used to create images of the body for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment. These include ultrasound imaging, MRIs and X Rays among other modalities. Our clinics are equipped and are able to arrange these and other imaging tests for the diagnostic requirements of our patients

Common Medical Imaging procedures

X-Ray

X-rays use penetrating high-energy electromagnetic radiation to create images of bone and tissue to aid in diagnosis and treatment. The most common use of x-rays is to detect broken bones to determine the type of break and the best treatment option for that break.  Broken bones may pierce vital organs and if not properly set and treated, may cause mobility issues and pain in the future. Hence it is important to understand and treat these issues. Mammograms also use x-rays to detect any growths in the tissue. Before undergoing the x-ray, patients may be given a lead apron to wear, to protect other body parts from the radiation. However, x-rays are a safe, non-invasive procedure to help in detection. The amount of radiation the patient is exposed to during the procedure is the same as the amount in about 10 days’ worth of daily activities

At our clinics, we are able to arrange all relevant imaging studies which may be required to diagnose our patients conditions including but not limited to the above imaging modalities.

MRI

At Providence Clinic, we provide medical imaging for diagnosis and treatment. MRIs, also known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, use strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients and radio waves to create images of organs in the body. MRIs are usually used to create images of organs to detect small abnormalities that other tests may not pick up on, such as small tumours and spinal cord abnormalities. The spinal cord is incredibly important as it houses many of the nerves that control feeling and movement. As MRIs use magnetic fields, it is recommended that patients remove all piercings and inform the radiologist of any medical implants such as artificial joints and pacemakers before undergoing this procedure. It is a completely safe and non-invasive procedure that may aid in early and earlier detection of abnormalities that may cause complications.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. it is suitable for use during pregnancy. 

Ultrasound scans, or sonography, are safe because they use sound waves or echoes to make an image, instead of radiation.

Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate fetal development, and they can detect problems in the liver, heart, kidney, or abdomen. They may also assist in performing certain types of biopsy.

The image produced is called a sonogram.

Ultrasound is commonly used for diagnosis, for treatment, and for guidance during procedures such as biopsies.

It can be used to examine internal organs such as the liver and kidneys, the pancreas, the thyroid gland, the testes and the ovaries, and others.

An ultrasound scan can reveal whether a lump is a tumor. This could be cancerous, or a fluid-filled cyst.

It can help diagnose problems with soft tissues, muscles, blood vessels, tendons, and joints. It is used to investigate a frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others.

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