Radiology Department of Salmiya Clinic
Welcome to the radiology department of Salmiya Clinic Choosing a diagnostic facility is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want to be in a comfortable environment where staff is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient. At our facility, we pride ourselves on our patient service. We offer a knowledgeable staff, safe and proven procedures, and the latest in medical technology. We’ve created this web site for all of our potential patients. It includes specific information on our facility, technicians, and our state-of-the-art equipment.
Radiology department of Salmiya Clinic is providing a patient-friendly environment. We have spared no expense to equip our facilities with the most modern and comfortable machines available and are constantly updating to keep pace with the leaps in imaging technology. We have a staff of excellent fellowship trained radiologists who pledge to get the exam results to their physicians quickly and accurately. We realize that patients can be unduly nervous about any medical exam, so we pride ourselves on having a caring and experienced staff that can put a patient’s mind at ease. Our reputation with referring physicians and their patients is second to none. We sincerely believe that these departments exhibit all the best qualities of a caring and efficient diagnostic facility. Let us prove it to you. You won’t be disappointed!
BONE DENSITOMETRY (DEXA)
//Bone Densitometry (DEXA) is currently the most widely used method for measuring the structural integrity of bones. A DEXA scan documents small changes in your bone mass and is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men and younger women. The evaluation of bone health has become an essential component of your personal wellness. Donï¿½t let osteoporosis sneak into your bones. Let Radiology department of fair lawn do your bone density study to stay ahead of this weakening process.
HOW DOES DEXA WORK?
During a DEXA exam the patient lies face up, on a comfortably padded table. For the test to be accurate, you will need to remain as still as possible during the exam, but will be able to breathe normally. Scanning the spine and femur, sites where fractures occur most often, is considered the standard examination for assessment of osteoporosis. You will not feel anything during the exam as the scanner passes over your lower spine, hip or forearm. The entire test takes only a few minutes to complete. It is a non-invasive procedure that is painless and requires no injections.
Conventional radiography is the oldest and most widely utilized form of diagnostic imaging. Our radiologists can use a variety of ways to produce an image, each tailored to provide the best view of the organ or structure of interest.
DO I NEED AN X-RAY?
X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, joint or spine injuries. We accept walk in X-ray at all three of our locations and have very competitive self-pay prices. X-rays play a key role is guiding orthopedic surgery and in the treatment of sports-related injuries. X-ray may uncover more advanced forms of cancer in bones although early screening for cancer findings requires other methods.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY X-RAY?
There is no special preparation required for most bone radiographs. You may be asked to change into a gown before your examination. You will be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could show up on the images and overlap important findings. Women should always inform their doctor or X-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
SCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAMS
A screening mammogram helps detect breast cancer in the early stages, before it has spread. Screening mammograms are recommended annually for women who are 40 years or older, as well as those who may be at higher risk for breast cancer (e.g., family history). The exam takes about 15 minutes and usually includes taking two radiographic images of each breast. A diagnostic mammogram provides a more detailed X-ray of the breast. It is used to further investigate suspicious changes found on a screening mammogram.
A diagnostic mammogram may be needed if there is:
• Breast pain
• Nipple discharge
• Skin thickening
• A lump
• Changes in breast size or shape
WHAT CAN ULTRASOUND DO?
Ultrasound is very good at discerning cystic (fluid-filled) structures from solid structures within the body. It is a great tool for targeted examinations, and because of its relatively low cost, it is also a wonderful first line of testing. Ultrasound can look at solid internal organs (pancreas, spleen, liver), reproductive organs, thyroid, unborn babies, arteries and veins, and can even image the skin and muscles on the arms and legs. Ultrasound is also used as a guidance tool: the technologist can show the doctor the exact location of an organ for biopsy with a needle.