There is no doubt about it: technology is changing our lives. And, in the field of medicine, it is saving lives, too.
Technological innovations are constantly being developed. Especially remarkable are the advances in diagnostic radiology, which allows healthcare providers to detect diseases and disorders earlier and in greater detail than ever before. While some of the imaging technology in use today may seem like it came from the Space Age, it is all very exciting for medical professionals because it has revolutionized health care, making diagnosis more precise and making the tests an easier and faster experience for patients.
It’s a Digital World
Digital technology is currently on the forefront of imaging breakthroughs. Digitalized images allow physicians and facilities to quickly and easily share information and images; collaboration on a medical diagnosis is now just a click away. Mammography, ultrasound, and X-ray capabilities have all gone digital.
At Independent Imaging, we use advanced imaging technologies to detect disease in its earliest stages for the best treatment opportunities. We also have a number of high-tech tools that accurately capture detailed images of areas of concern within the body. These tools allow for nuclear medicine imaging, PET scans and CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, and X-ray scans.
Nuclear Medicine Ups the Ante
Nuclear medicine is also currently enjoying a heyday. When it’s used in procedures such as PET scans and CT scans, nuclear medicine allows radiologists and physicians to get an even closer, inside look at actual metabolic functioning. Irregularities that can signal disease, such as cancer, can be spotted wherever it appears in the body: whether that is the heart, organs, skeleton, lungs, or circulatory system.
Nuclear medicine has taken us far beyond the imaging of structures only – the tissues or organs themselves. Now, better diagnostic tests mean earlier detection of problems, earlier treatment, and improved outcomes for patients.
In addition to using the latest innovations in imaging, we at Independent Imaging believe that what sets us apart is our team of highly trained medical professionals who are expert at interpreting test results and, along with physicians, recommend treatment strategies.
Like the American Cancer Society, we recommend regular annual health screenings for all adults. These screenings increase the likelihood of detecting certain diseases and disorders at the earliest stages when they are most likely to be treatable. Remember: early detection is priceless and so is your health at Independent Imaging.
To learn more about how imaging centers like ours can help save your life, call Independent Imaging at (561) 795-5558. If you need transportation arrangements or a same-day appointment, we can be of assistance. For your convivence, you may also use our online appointment request form.