radiology

Radiology

Diagnostic radiology gives physicians the ability to see inside the human body to help determine the cause of medical problems or to observe the health of an organ, bone or tissue. Our equipment uses the lowest dose of radiation necessary to give health care professionals the image q​​uality​ needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Services Offered

Our trained and certified staff members are available to perform radiology services ordered by a primary care or specialty physician both in inpatient and outpatient settings:


Contact

For additional information, call 770.749.4060 or email us.

Services

​​​Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Bone densitometry is used to diagnose osteoporosis. This test is also called a bone density scan or a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This enhanced X-ray reveals bone loss by measuring mineral density in bones. I​t is most commonly performed on the lower spine and hips. DEXA scans are recommended for post-menopausal women not taking estrogen or women with certain conditions that may cause bone loss.


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​Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed tomography (CT) uses X-ray technology to capture multiple views of a particular part or area of the body. Polk Medical Center features a 60-slice CT scanner. This technology provides excellent images in a short amount of time. The open design of our CT scanner makes it appropriate for bariatric or claustrophobic patients

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Digital Mammography
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of bre​ast tissue. It is used to establish a base-line image and to detect ny changes. It is recommended that women over the age of 40 get a mammogram once a year. Visit our Breast Health section​ for more information.

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Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy uses X-rays to provide continuous, real-time, moving images of the body on a computer monitor. This procedure can be used to diagnose medical conditions or assist in the treatment of a health problem.  

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging uses magnets and radio waves to give radiologists a detailed view of organs and tissue to help diagnose medical issues. Because of the use of high-powered magnets, patients must notify the radiologic technician and radiologist if he has any metal devices implanted or other metals, such as shrapnel, embedded.

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Ultrasound
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to provide diagnostic images of the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, liver and other organs. No X-ray radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.

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​X-ray​
An X-ray provides a single image of a specific part of the body for viewing at a later time. 

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