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Your doctor needs as much information as possible to make accurate diagnoses and prescribe effective treatments. To help your physician create the best treatment plan for you, American Health Imaging provides a comprehensive range of imaging services, including traditional and specialized MRI, CT, Ultrasound and more. All of our procedures are performed with state-of-the-art imaging equipment and delivered in a comfortable, stress-free environment – not the hustle and bustle of a large hospital.
To address any concerns you may have regarding your next imaging procedure, we’ve put together a list of the most common questions we hear from new patients. If we haven’t addressed your question on this FAQ page, please contact us directly for assistance.
What to expect when you have a MRI
You will be asked to remove all jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aide, dentures, credit/band cards, and any metallic objects. These may affect the quality of the images produced or cause harm or discomfort to you when placed within the magnetic field.
There will be no sensation, discomfort or pain associated with the exam. You will, however, hear a loud knocking/thumping noises from time to time. This is normal, and you may wear earplugs to muffle these noises.
What to expect when you have a CT
Computed Tomography, widely known as a CAT scan, is medically referred to as simply CT. In its early days of development and use, it was called Computerized Axial Tomography, hence the term CAT.
CT is generally a relatively quick procedure that uses x-ray beams to create computer-generated image of soft tissue structures, such as tumors and internal organs, and air cavities (sinuses, lungs). It also has advantages in skeletal and neurological imaging.