Procedures & Treatments
Windsong offers high-quality imaging services with the latest in technology. From X-ray and ultrasound to CT, MRI, and PET/CT, Windsong provides a convenient alternative to hospital imaging.
X-ray & Fluoroscopy
X-rays, or radiographs, are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. These procedures produce images of the body’s internal structures to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. During an X-ray, X-ray beams pass through the body to create black, white and gray photos. Fluoroscopy is real time imaging that uses x-rays to obtain moving images of the tissues inside the body. It can also be used to provide guidance for certain procedures.
For claustrophobic patients, we offer an ambient experience solution with faster scan times, comfortable settings and video at our Snyder location.
Common X-Ray Exams Offered:
- Bone Survey (Appointment Necessary)
- Skull Chest & Ribs
- Extremities (Lower & Upper)
- Prostate MRI
Common Flouroscopy Procedures Offered:
- G.I. Barium Studies
- Joint Injections
Bone Density (DEXA)
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is an imaging technology that uses a very low amount of X-ray energy to detect the presence of osteoporosis, a disease that gradually weakens bones, leading to an increased chance of fracture to the spine, hips and wrists. DEXA scanning can identify low bone density in patients at an early stage, enabling doctors to prescribe appropriate treatment before the condition progresses. Images of the lower spine and hips are most often used in checking for osteoporosis.
Ultrasound is one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine. It produces real-time images of soft tissues and organs by using sound waves. While commonly used to visualize a fetus during pregnancy, Windsong uses ultrasound to look at muscles, tendons and internal organs. It can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and help in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions.
Common Ultrasound Exams Offered:
- Breast & Breast Biopsy
- Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces images of the body’s internal structures. Radio waves pass through a powerful magnetic field, and a computer converts them into digital images. MRI is especially useful for imaging soft tissues in the body, including the brain, nerves, muscles and organs.
Windsong offers 1.5T and 3T wide bore systems to accommodate patient and clinical needs.
Common MRI Studies Offered:
- Breast MRI
- Musculoskeletal MRI
- Neuro MRI
- MRA (MR Angiography)
Computed Tomography (CT) produces a sequence of detailed cross-sectional images of the body. Also known as Computerized Tomography or Computed Axial Tomography (CAT), it’s an advanced X-ray technology that is often used to generate interior images of the head, spine, chest or abdomen. CT technology uses computer guidance to rotate a focused X-ray beam around the patient, which helps radiologists to view multiple angles of the same part of the body.
Common CT Studies Offered:
- Head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis
- Low Dose Chest CT for Lung Cancer Screening
- Imaging for image guided surgeries
- CT Coronary Angiograms (CCTA)
- Calcium Scoring
- CT Angiography with 3D Rendering
- Virtual Colonoscopy
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a diagnostic examination most often used to detect cancer. It’s also used to determine whether a growth is malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous), evaluate the progression of disease, and assess the effects of clinical therapies. During a PET scan, a radioactive substance is administered to the patient. It travels throughout the body and is absorbed into organs and tissues. More radioactive material collects in cancer cells than normal cells and appears brighter on the image.
PET scans can also be used to evaluate memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, to detect neuroendocrine tumors, or to evaluate the prostate.
Nuclear Medicine imaging allows an inner look at the body’s anatomy and can asses organ function. During a nuclear medicine study, patients are administered a radioactive substance.. Radiologists then study images that show how the substance has distributed or moved through the body. This helps diagnose conditions such as infection, tumor and organ dysfunction. Various nuclear medicine therapies are also available, including radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism and radium therapy for prostate cancer.
Common Nuclear Medicine Studies Offered:
- Bone scan
- Hepatobiliary scan
- Gastric empty analysis
- Thyroid uptake & scan
- Parathyroid Scan