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Camelback Imaging | Radiology Reads, Teleradiology, Second Opinion Services | Neuroradiological, Acute Trauma, Musculoskeletal, Body & Personal Injury

Imaging Services

By ordering your imaging work through Camelback Imaging, you are guaranteed to get one of our highly-qualified, specialty-trained radiologists to read your scan. All scans done through Camelback Imaging are also done with a 3T MRI, which is CRUCIAL for discerning the severity of a traumatic brain injury.

Brain Scans

CT SCAN OF THE BRAIN

A brain CT evaluates the brain for:

  • Injuries

  • Intracranial bleeding

  • Tumors and other lesions

  • Diseases or malformations of the skull

  • Structural anomalies 

  • Detect clots in the brain that may be responsible for strokes 

  • A stroke 

  • Enlarged brain cavities (ventricles) in patients with hydrocephalus

What are the benefits and risks of a CT scan of the brain?

  • Benefits 

    • Determining when surgeries are necessary 

    • Reducing the need for exploratory surgeries 

    • Reducing the length of hospitalizations 

    • Guiding treatment of common conditions such as injury, cardiac disease, and stroke 

    • Painless, noninvasive, and accurate 

    • Rapidly acquire images

    • Less sensitive to patient movement 

    • Reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough that doctors can rapidly determine their condition

  • Risks 

    • Minimal risk of radiation exposure, however, it’s generally outweighed by the benefits of an accurate diagnosis

    • Effective radiation dose for this procedure varies

    • Recommended that pregnant woman should avoid CT scans, however, one CT scan is unlikely to pose a significant risk

MRI SCAN OF THE BRAIN

An MRI scan of the brain with DTI, SWI, or Neuroquant

 

A brain MRI evaluates the brain for:

  • Injury

  • Traumatic brain injury 

  • Concussion 

  • Aneurysms of cerebral vessels 

  • Disorders of the eye and inner ear 

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Spinal cord 

  • Disorders

  • Stroke 

  • Tumors

  • Infections 

What are the benefits and risks of an MRI scan of the brain? 

  • Benefits

    • Accurately detect many diseases and abnormalities even in their early stages enabling physicians to diagnose effectively

    • Painless and noninvasive

    • No radiation exposure

    • Evaluate the structure of an organ and how it’s working

    • Less likely to produce an allergic reaction that may occur when iodine-based substance was used for x-rays and CT scans

  • Risks 

    • There is a small chance that a patient could develop an allergic reaction to the contrast agent, or that a skin infection could develop at the site of the injection

    • If a patient chooses to be sedated, there is a slight risk of excessive sedation

    • Poses almost no risk when appropriate safety guidelines followed

    • An undetected metal implant in a patient’s body may be affected by the strong magnet of the MRI unit

Spine Scans

CT SCAN OF THE SPINE

Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

 

A spine CT evaluates:

  • The effects of treatment of the spine, such as surgery or other therapy 

  • The spine fractures due to surgery 

  • The spine for a herniated disk, tumors, and other lesions 

  • Spine problems when MRI can’t be used 

What are the benefits and risks?

  • Benefits 

    • Rapid procedure and accurate evaluation 

    • Painless and noninvasive 

    • Capability of imaging bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels simultaneously  

    • No remaining radiation after CT exam 

    • Cost-effective for several clinical problems 

    • Reduce the need for exploratory surgeries 

  • Risks 

    • Effective radiation dose for this procedure varies

    • Minimal risk of radiation exposure, however, it’s generally outweighed by the benefits of an accurate diagnosis

    • Pregnant woman should avoid CT scans; however, one CT scan is unlikely to pose a significant risk

    • Nursing mothers should wait 24 hours after contrast material is injected before resuming breastfeeding

    • Risk for allergic reaction to the contrast agent 

MRI SCAN OF THE SPINE

Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar 

 

A spine MRI evaluates: 

  • Disc herniations 

  • Trauma 

  • Spine anatomy and alignments 

  • Abnormalities or vertebrae of the spinal cord 

  • Infection of the vertebrae  

  • Inflammation of the spinal cord or nerves 

  • Tumors on or around the spinal cord 

  • Damage to the spine after an injury or operation 

  • Different causes of the back pain

 

What are the benefits and risks?

  • Benefits

    • No radiation exposure

    • Spine MRI images are more precise and clearer making it an invaluable tool in early diagnosis and evaluation of many spinal conditions, including tumors

    • Less likely to produce an allergic reaction that may occur when iodine-based substance was used for x-rays and CT scans

    • MRIs are very helpful for evaluating spinal injuries  

  • Risks 

    • Poses almost no risk when appropriate safety guidelines followed

    • If a patient chooses to be sedated, there is a slight risk of excessive sedation 

    • An undetected metal implant in a patient’s body may be affected by the strong magnet of the MRI unit

    • There is a small chance that a patient could develop an allergic reaction to the contrast agent, or that a skin infection could develop at the site of the injection

Bone & Muscle Scans

MRI & CT SCAN FOR EXTREMITIES

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Ankle, Knee, and Foot 

 

Diagnose or evaluates: 

  • Fractures 

  • Degenerative joint diseases

  • Nerve damage

  • Bone infections

  • Tumors

 

What are the benefits and risks?

  • Benefits:

    • No radiation exposure

    • Precise and clearer making it an invaluable tool in early diagnosis and evaluation

  • Risks: 

    • Poses almost no risk when appropriate safety guidelines followed

    • If a patient chooses to be sedated, there is a slight risk of excessive sedation

    • There is a small chance that a patient could develop an allergic reaction to the contrast agent, or that a skin infection could develop at the site of the injection

ULTRASOUNDS

Identify abnormalities in the reproductive region of the body.

Used for: 

  • Diagnose gallbladder disease

  • Evaluate blood flow

  • Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment

  • Examine a breast lump

  • Check your thyroid gland

  • Detect genital and prostate problems

  • Evaluate joint inflammation (synovitis)

  • Evaluate metabolic bone disease

  • OB first trimester and anatomy scanning

X-RAY SCANS

Cervical and Lumbar with Standard 3V, Obliques, and Flex/Exit & Thoracic

 

Foot, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, Chest, Pelvis AP, Hand, Elbow, Wrist, Abdomen, Hip (with Pelvis), and Rib

 

Examines the internal parts of the body by exposing a part of the body to a small doze of ionizing radiation to record images.

Radiography can be used for: 

  • Diagnose broken bones or joint dislocation

  • Demonstrate proper alignment and stabilization of bony fragments following treatment of a fracture

  • Guide orthopedic surgery, such as spine repair/fusion, joint replacement and fracture reductions

  • Look for injury, infection, arthritis, abnormal bone growths, bony changes seen in metabolic

  • Assist in the detection and diagnosis of bone cancer

  • Locate foreign objects in soft tissues around or in bones

 

What are the benefits and risks?

  • Benefits:

    • Fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bone and joint abnormalities 

    • Inexpensive and convenient 

    • No radiation remains 

    • Usually have no side effects in the diagnostic range 

  • Risks:

    • There is always a slight chance of cancer from excessive exposure to radiation, however, the benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the risk.

    • Women should always notify the radiologists if any possibility of pregnancy for the exam can disturb the growth or development of an embryo or fetus

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