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Services offered at OPI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is a special radiology technique designed to image internal structures of the body using magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce the images of body structures. The patient is placed on a movable bed that is inserted into the magnet. The magnet creates a strong magnetic field that aligns the protons of hydrogen atoms, which are then exposed to a beam of radio waves. computer processes the receiver information, and an image is produced.

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CT-SCAN (Computed Tomography Scan)

CT-SCANs are pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X-ray images and turns them in pictures on a screen. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft-tissue and other structures that cannot even be seen in conventional X-rays. Using the same dosage of radiation as that of an ordinary X-ray machine, an entire slice of the body can be made visible with about 100 times more clarity with the CAT scan.

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Ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging procedure based on transmitting ultra high frequency sound waves into the body and then receiving the returning echoes. The sound is concentrated into a thin beam and directed by a hand held device called a transducer. The patient will have a thin gel placed on the body part to be examined. This aides in obtaining clearer images. Ultrasound does not use radiation and is safe. Some exams require fasting while others require a full bladder.

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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine  is a method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after a radioactive tracer material is administered. The images are recorded on computer and on film. The nuclear medicine physician studies the images to make a diagnosis.

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Digital Mammogram

One of the most recent advances in x-ray mammography is digital mammography. Digital (computerized) mammography is similar to standard mammography in that x-rays are used to produce detailed images of the breast. Digital mammography uses essentially the same mammography system as conventional mammography, but the system is equipped with a digital receptor and a computer instead of a film cassette. Several studies have demonstrated that digital mammography is at least as accurate as standard mammography. Mammograms are considered safe, quick and relatively painless. It is recommended that anyone between the age of 35-40 have their first screening mammogram. Yearly mammograms after the age of 40 should be performed. It is also imperative to make a comparison of images from prior years.

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Bone Density (DEXA)

Bone Density safely and accurately measures bone mineral density. This pain-free exam is used to assess your risk of fracture. This helps to determine if your bones are strong and healthy. Is also detects if your bones are porous and more likely to break. This condition is called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable so early detection is imperative.

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Digital Fluoroscopy

Digital fluoroscopy is a form of x-ray that allows us to view deep structures of the body in real time. It provides very detailed images of function and structure of areas like the intestines, the bladder, the cardiac muscle and stomach. Unlike regular x-ray which records the image to film, digital fluoroscopy records a series of images to a computer. Once digitized, we can view the area being examined in real time on a computer monitor.

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X-ray is the oldest and most familiar procedure. X-ray shows a 2 dimensional image of a part of the body. Most commonly, you obtain x-rays of the chest, bones, spine and abdomen.

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Other Services

OPI also offers arthrogram, joint injections, epidural steroid injections at each of our offices.

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