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Xray, Mammogram, Ultrasound Jamaica

Multi-detector Computerized Tomography:
Also known as MDCT, this is a 2D array of detector elements that replace the linear array of such elements used in conventional CT scanners. MDCT is used in a CT Angiogram, which looks at arteries that lead to the heart. No catheter is needed; instead, this procedure relies on an x-ray to produce images of the heart. These eliminate the recovery time associated with the traditional angiogram. MDCT performed at DanHope Radiology. Computer images come together to create animated, 3D images of the large intestine. Biopsies are also done with this type of tomography, especially on the sinuses and lungs. All types of MDCT procedures are done with hundreds of images or "slices" forming more complex images.

3D and 4D Ultrasound:
Ultrasound Xrays One of the most well-known purposes of ultrasounds is to monitor pregnancy, including determining the due date, diagnosing problems, and discovering multiple gestation in the early stages as well as checking the baby's growth, fluid level, and planning the birth procedures in the later stages. 3D and 4D ultrasounds translate echoes into images on a monitor. Basic ultrasounds last about 15 minutes and more advanced ones can take 30 to 90 minutes. These types of ultrasounds produce detailed images, almost like a photograph by taking thousands of images at once, which allows for a more accurate evaluation. We also use ultrasound for transrectal biopsies, in which a sample of tissue is removed from the prostate with a thin needle inserted through the rectum and into the prostate. These ultrasounds guide the needle and the sample is tested for cancer cells or other abnormalities. Amniocentesis is a prenatal test that gathers information by sampling amniotic fluid. This can detect genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities. This is usually done at 28 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Digital X-Ray & Fluoroscopy:
Digital X-Ray & Fluroscopy DanHope Radiology Services' digital x-rays are used to diagnose broken bones, find tumors, and detect the presence of foreign materials. Lung x-rays are often used to diagnose pneumonia and bronchitis. Barium Meal is a procedure in which a patient ingests barium sulfate and radiographs are taken of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. These take less than an hour and are used to diagnose digestive problems. Barium enemas are done to search for lesions by injecting barium sulfate into the rectum and taking an x-ray. HSG x-rays are done specifically to look at the uterus and fallopian tubes and are done to determine the cause of infertility. Finally, IVPs takes images of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract to identify kidney stones or infection and find tumors.

We also perform mammograms at DanHope Radiology Services primarily in women, but also in men. When this is done, the breast tissue is compressed between two plates attached to the machine and an x-ray is taken. This procedure takes about 20 minutes and is used to find cancer tumors.

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