tests are performed by our Imaging Services Department every year.
We believe that providing accurate information is paramount in our
ability to provide the dependable care our patients trust. Through our Imaging and Radiology services, your physician
will receive the clear results they need to correctly identify and address your health. From MRI and CT scans to ultrasounds
and x-rays, our highly qualified Radiologists will provide superior experiences you can count on.
If you are a Central Ohio Primary Care patient that has recently used our Imaging and Radiology Services,
we highly encourage you to fill out our survey so that we can hear about your experience and improve our services.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one form of imaging modality used by physicians to look inside the human body
to obtain clinically useful diagnostic information. Incorporating advanced technologies, MRI scans produce images of the
anatomy without the use of radiation.
Computed Axial Tomography (CT Scan or CAT Scan) is a diagnostic test that combines the use of x-rays
with computer technology. A series of x-ray beams from many different angles are used to create cross-sectional
images of the body. These images are assembled into a three dimensional picture that can display organs, bones and
tissues in great detail. Click here to view the CT preparation forms.
Bone densitometry (DEXA) is an accurate method of measuring the calcium content (or density) of bones using low dose x-rays.
The amount of calcium in a bone gives some idea of how likely it is to fracture in the future. If the density is low, then there
is a greater chance of fracture. Click here to view the DEXA preparation form.
Ultrasounds are defined as sounds with frequencies greater than 20,000 Hertz above the range audible
to the human ear. An ultrasound exam or sonogram, is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure that
utilizes high-frequency sound waves to image an internal body structure. Click here to view the ultrasound preparation forms.
General x-rays are used to look for broken bones, problems in the lungs and abdomen, and other ailments.
X-ray examinations are painless, fast, and easy. Patients are given instructions if special preparation is required.
Ultrasound-guided Thyroid Biopsy
Thyroid biopsies use ultrasounds and fine needles to remove thyroid cells for examination. The thyroid is
located in front of the trachea (windpipe) at the top of the neck. In most cases, numbing medicine is not needed
because the needle is very thin. Prior to this procedure, patients may eat normally and take their normal medication
unless otherwise instructed. A typical thyroid biopsy takes less than ten minutes.