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

Imaging Services

In conjunction with our trusted imaging partners, we also provide our own imaging services through a sister company, Camelback Imaging. Camelback Imaging excels in quality imaging, and all scans are read by highly qualified, specialized radiologists. Camelback Imaging offers the most advanced TBI protocols in the markets we serve. Using the latest technology, scans done through Camelback Imaging use a 3T MRI, which is crucial for determining 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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