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What is a medical imaging center?

A medical imaging center is a facility staffed by board certified, fellowship trained radiologists who specialize in diagnostic and preventative medicine. A medical imaging center offers a variety of diagnostic scans and tools to help protect your health, and detect disease at the earliest stages. Here are just a few cutting-edge services you can find at the finest medical imaging centers.

Women’s Imaging Services

Women have unique diagnostic needs, which can be met in the unique setting of an exclusive women’s imaging center. Women’s imaging services include mammography, 3D mammography, ultrasound, and bone density scans. These centers can offer a level of comfort and security to its patients that simply can’t be found anywhere else.

Preventative Screening Services

At Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, our preventative screening services are a part of Health Scan. They are on the cutting-edge of diagnostic and early-detection radiology services. These include:

Lung Scan: For current or long-time smokers, and others who are at a high risk of lung cancer, this low radiation scan can detect lung cancer early and save lives.

Heart Scan: Non-invasive, painless, and very accurate. This five-minute screening provides your calcium score and is recommended for men 45 and older, and women age 55 and older.

Virtual Colonoscopy: No anesthesia, easier preparation, less invasive, and more comprehensive. For those over 50, the Virtual Colonoscopy is recommended every five years.

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Medical Imaging Center Diagnostic Services

A medical imaging center will also offer all traditional diagnostic imaging services.

X-Ray: X-rays are a painless, non-invasive procedure that allow physicians to see images inside the body to help diagnose a variety of conditions.

MRI: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a non-invasive approach that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. The MRI allows doctors to view details of your organs and tissue without having to make any incisions. It is considered a safe alternative test and is often used with pregnant women.

CT scan: Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg provides CT scans with ACR accreditation. Computed tomography (CT) scan is a non-invasive medical test that combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

PET/CT scan: A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. Tracers are injected into the vein and are then highlighted under a PET scanner. These tracers allow doctors to see how well your organs and tissues are working.

After receiving one of these scans, your radiologist will carefully review your data in order to make an accurate diagnosis.