Diagnostic Imaging Services
Computerized Axial Tomography (C.T. Scan)
This is a highly sophisticated x-ray that assists physicians in the detection of tissue damage or irregularities throughout the body. The C.T. scan provides physicians with rapid, detailed results, enabling them to diagnose and treat problems early.
An ultrasound is a non-radiation imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. An ultrasound is commonly used to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs, breasts, joints, thyroid gland, blood flow in the arteries and veins, fetal development and to diagnose gynecological problems
The advanced techniques used in nuclear medicine enable physicians to view areas of the body such as the brain, thyroid, lungs, heart, liver, intestines, bones and kidneys and evaluate their function.
Fixed-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The MRI permits physicians to “see” and diagnose diseases or assess internal damage of tissue withough the use of x-rays. The precise pictures produced by the MRI can assist in early detection, thereby reducing the need for some diagnostic surgeries. Unlike mobile units, the fixed-base MRI greatly improves the quality of the images which are produced. As a result, it offers greater accuracy for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A myelogram is an x-ray of the spinal column. Like many other diagnostic imaging procedures, the myelogram has been used with great success to detect and diagnose problems of the spine.
Fluoroscopy is a high clarity, live image x-ray. Using a barium or dye injection, this procedure enables physicians to evaluate organs, tissue, bone and blood flow on a computer monitor.
Digital Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) Mammography
CRMC’s Women’s Diagnostic Center offers comprehensive breast imaging and health education services specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women of all ages. Whether you are receiving a screening mammogram or a diagnostic mammogram to pinpoint a problem, rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of care from our registered mammographers. For more information about the Women’s Diagnostic Center, click here
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic Center now offers women faced with a suspicious mammogram or small breast lump a less invasive, outpatient breast biopsy option. The procedure is done with the Mammotome® Breast Biopsy System, a minimally invasive breast biopsy device that allows biopsy of suspicious tissue through a tiny incision in less than an hour with a quick recovery. For more information about the Women’s Diagnostic Center, click here