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RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 Nexus Specialty Hospital Radiology Department and Imaging Services

The Radiology Department at Nexus Specialty Hospitaloffers a full-service Diagnostic Imaging Department with the state of the art technology.  The Radiology Department and Imaging Service staff consists of Registered Radiologic Technologists, Ultrasonagraphers and Special Procedures -Registered Nurses.  Radiology procedures are interpreted and consultations are provided by board certified Radiologists. Our group of radiologists possess years of experience offering a multidisciplinary array of specialties.

Nexus Specialty Hospital utilizes the latest state-of-the-art technology in radiological imaging called PACS - Picture Archiving Communication System. This system creates a high resolution image allowing multiple practitioners to simultaneously view your digital image, thereby facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration.

 

C.T. Scan- Computerized Tomography

A computed tomography (CT) scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create pictures of cross-sections of the body.  The images acquired can be reconstructed allowing visualization of structures in multi-plane projections.  CT scans are performed to analyze the internal structures of various parts of the body. This includes the head, where traumatic injuries, (such as blood clots or skull fractures), the chest, abdomen areas, where tumors and infections can be identified. In the spine, the bony structure of the vertebrae can be accurately defined, as can the anatomy of the intervertebral discs and spinal cord. In fact, CT scan methods can be used to accurately measure the density of bone in evaluating osteoporosis.

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Diagnostic Radiography (X-ray)

An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

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Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. A video fluoroscopic swallowing exam (VFSE), also sometimes called a modified barium swallow exam (MBS), or swallows study, is a radiologic examination of swallowing function that uses a special movie-type x-ray called fluoroscopy.This exam is often performed with a speech-language pathologist present.

c_arm.jpgThe OEC 9800 Plus offers high resolution imaging technology on a mobile system.

 

 

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology (IR) originated within diagnostic radiology as an invasive diagnostic subspecialty. IR is now a therapeutic and diagnostic specialty that comprises a wide range of minimally invasive image guided therapeutic procedures as well as invasive diagnostic imaging. As part of IR practice, IR physicians provide patient evaluation and management relevant to image-guided interventions in collaboration with other physicians or independently. IR procedures have become an integral part of medical care. Many minimally invasive image guided procedures performed by IR have supplanted major surgical procedures by either IR physicians educating other medical fields or IR physicians taking on a clinical role.

 

Ultrasounds/Echocardiograms

Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to develop ultrasound images.  An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound which records echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs. This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen. Ultrasound Sonographers, have special training in how to perform the test. Then a Radiologist or a Cardiologist will interpret the ultrasound images.