Radiology imaging, like digital X-rays, are a common part of the diagnostic process for injuries, as well as for chronic and acute conditions. At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, you have access to a team of expert physicians and an on-site radiology department, so you won’t have to go anywhere else to get the imaging you need. This Mansfield, Texas, hospital welcomes walk-ins for urgent or emergency care needs. You can also call to learn more about radiology services.
Radiology is a noninvasive way to gather in-depth images of your internal organs, connective tissues, bones, and other components. It’s a common test for diagnosing all kinds of issues. Below are descriptions of some of the most common types of radiology services.
An X-ray is a radiology test that uses radiation to produce images. As the beams pass through your skin, underlying bones and tissues absorb varying amounts. The denser the material, the more the energy is absorbed. That is why dense components like bones appear white, and fat, muscles and connective tissues are more grayish because energy passes through.
An ultrasound creates images by using high-frequency sound waves. As the sound waves travel through soft tissues and fluids, while echoing off denser components, images are created. Ultrasounds, also known as sonography, can even produce real-time imaging to show movement, like fetal movement if you’re pregnant.
Computed tomography, more commonly known as CT for short, is a type of computerized X-ray imaging that involves sending out narrow X-ray beams all around your body. This creates cross-sectional images, almost like slices, so your doctor can gather detailed information for more complex injuries or conditions.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) creates in-depth images of your organs and tissues by using strong magnetic fields and radio waves. An MRI delivers cross-sectional images that often show more detail than other types of radiology imaging. Even though MRIs are often considered the “gold standard” for imaging, because of their high cost, they’re often the last resort if other imaging tests aren’t providing enough detail.
Some types of radiology imaging require you to get an IV to have a contrast sent through your bloodstream. This helps highlight certain areas during your testing.
At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, your doctor may request an X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, or even an MRI for a variety of reasons. You may need images if you have:
A specialized type of ultrasound for women, known as a transvaginal ultrasound, involves inserting a thin probe into your vagina. This provides your doctor with live images of your reproductive organs and growing fetus if you’re pregnant.
Since Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield has a full-service radiology department on-site, you can get your X-ray, ultrasound, CT scanning, and even MRI images under one roof. Plus, because your doctor has direct access to the radiology department, they can get your results back quickly.
In many cases, you can get your radiology results back and start treatment (if needed) the same day as your evaluation.
If you need radiology services, the team at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield can help. Call the office today.