Comprehensive Imaging and Diagnostics in Norwalk, CT
Mammograms, which are low-dose X-rays of the breast, is a common practice performed by radiologists here at Premier Imaging. This screening service allows our radiologists to detect and diagnose breast cancer and other abnormalities. Together with regular clinical exams and monthly breast self-examinations, mammograms are a key element in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the body’s organs and structures. An MRI differs from a CAT scan (also called a CT scan or computed axial tomography) because it doesn’t use radiation. Our fellowship-trained radiologists read patients’ MRI images as part of the comprehensive diagnostic process.
Computerized axial tomography (CT) is a painless X-ray test in which a computer generates cross-sectional views of a patient’s anatomy. It can identify normal and abnormal structures, and may also be used for procedures. Contrast material is sometimes used in CT for better visualization of the anatomy. Our radiologists read high-quality CT images to provide our patients with the most accurate interpretations possible.
DIGITAL X-RAY READINGS
Our radiologists read Digital X-Rays (also known as radiography), which is a common, non-invasive and painless form of medical imaging. During the exam, a small portion of the body is exposed to low-dose radiation in order to provide a picture that helps our radiologists form a diagnosis.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses a transducer with high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. The images can provide radiologists with valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Ultrasound is painless and does not use radiation. It is often used to guide procedures and allows our physicians a real-time image of what is going on in the body.
BIOPSIES / SPECIAL PROCEDURES
A Biopsy is the removal of tissue to be interpreted by a pathologist in order to yield a diagnosis. The biopsies performed by board-certified radiologists here at Premier Imaging are sub-specialty trained and are performed using either stereotactic or ultrasound guidance. Our radiologists also perform an array of CT and ultrasound-guided procedures including Arthrogram, myelogram, and therapeutic injections.