Caldwell Medical Center is proud to offer high-tech medical imaging along with advanced diagnostic equipment. We strive off being able to provide our patients state-of-the-art technology right here at home, which allows our team of experienced medical personnel to deliver better healthcare for you and your family.
Comprehensive diagnostic services provide improved imagery, faster exam times and less discomfort for our patients. From mammography, MRI and ultrasounds to bone density screenings and much more, Caldwell Medical Center’s imaging Department has the expertise and technology to meet all your diagnostic needs – right here, close to home.
Our services include:
Mammography: The most effective method of screening for breast cancer, this type of imaging uses a low-dose of x-rays to examine the breast for abnormalities.
CT scan: Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan allows doctors to see inside your body. It uses a combination of X-rays and a computer to create pictures of your organs, bones, and other tissues. It shows more detail than a regular X-ray. You can get a CT scan on any part of your body.
MRI: An MRI scan uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create a detailed, cross-sectional image of internal organs and structures. An MRI scan differs from CT scans and X-rays, as it does not use potentially harmful ionizing radiation.
Ultrasound: Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Diagnostic x-ray: X-ray is used to diagnose bone abnormalities. Some internal organs are also imaged by using barium or an IV contrast.
Nuclear Medicine: Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify the disease in its earliest stages.
Bone densitometry: Also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, DEXA or DXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower (or lumbar) spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, to assess an individual’s risk for developing osteoporotic fractures. DXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It’s also the most commonly used and the most standard method for diagnosing osteoporosis.