Medical Diagnostic Imaging Centers
Serving in Highland Village, Little Elm, Frisco, Hurst, Colleyville, Sherman, Hillcrest, Uptown, and Mansfield and DFW surrounding communities.
Imaging services are among the fastest, most reliable methods of diagnosing a variety of injuries and conditions. At ER of Texas, we offer a range of state-of-the-art imaging services at our high-end emergency medical care facilities in Denton, and Collin, Counties, and the DFW area.
Our imaging services include:
- Digital x-rays
- CT scans
Used in conjunction with laboratory testing at our on-site lab facility, our imaging services allow us to provide patients with fast, highly accurate diagnoses and treatment.
Continue reading to learn more about our imaging services or contact us directly to speak to a professional member of our team.
At ER of Texas, we utilize modern, cutting-edge equipment to conduct digital x-rays for our patients. This is one of the most elemental methods of diagnosing internal conditions, as digital x-rays allow our board-certified physicians to view the inside of the body and its internal structures. Advanced x-rays provide faster results and clearer, higher quality images than those used in the past. This allows our team to quickly assess patients’ symptoms and provide a reliable initial diagnosis.
X-rays are an important medical tool and are often used to:
- Locate foreign objects that have been consumed/ingested
- Examine various issues with the digestive system
- Identify a buildup of fluid in the lungs
- Discover masses and tumors
- Diagnose certain types of cancer
- Identify arthritis, osteoporosis, and similar conditions
- Observe and diagnose issues with the circulatory and other systems
Our versatile and advanced x-ray technology allows us to examine various areas of the body with ease which, in turn, allows us to conduct a large variety of diagnostic imaging and testing services on-site.
Computerized tomography (CT) scans involve a series of x-rays of various angles of the body which are then digitally processed to create cross-sectional images of various internal structures. CT scanning is a powerful diagnostic tool, particularly for patients who have sustained suspected internal trauma.
We may recommend a CT scan in the following situations:
- When a patient was involved in a car accident and may have internal injuries and/or bleeding
- After a patient has suffered sports-related injuries
- To detect, diagnose, or monitor various diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and bone disorders
- To locate the position of a tumor, mass, blood clot, or infection
- When monitoring the progress/effectiveness of a specific treatment
- Prior to or in conjunction with various procedures, such as biopsies and surgeries
At ER of Texas, we utilize state-of-the-art CT scanners to produce highly detailed images of the body, which we then use to provide patients with accurate and timely initial diagnoses. We also provide CT scans in order to monitor treatments and track the progress of certain diseases and conditions. Because we have our own state-of-the-art CT scanners on-site, our patients do not have to endure the time and hassle of visiting multiple facilities and physicians in order to receive critical medical care.
An ultrasound provides a high-quality image of various internal structures of the body. Also known as sonography, ultrasound imaging technology is frequently used during pregnancy to monitor the health, growth, and development of the baby, as well as the overall health of the mother. However, ultrasounds also have several other key uses in medical diagnostics and imaging.
Ultrasounds can be used to diagnose, evaluate, and monitor the following:
- Gallbladder disease
- Joint inflammation
- Thyroid glands
- Lumps in breasts or testes
- Prostate issues
- Metabolic bone disease
- Blood flow
Our advanced ultrasound equipment provides our physicians with clear, high-quality images, allowing them to provide accurate diagnoses and recommend or carry out critical procedures.
Imaging Services: Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been to 24-hour emergency room near you, then you know about digital x-rays. However, what you might not realize is we have different imaging tests that are designed to diagnose various conditions. In this post, our ER doctor answers some of the common questions on imaging tests.
Are Imaging Tests a Routine Checkup?
No. At ER of Texas, we perform imaging tests when the situation calls for it, for example, a head trauma. The routine checkups include blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and oxygen level.
What Types of Test Do You Offer?
We have different types of tests that are used to check and diagnose the internal organs. Some of the tests we offer include:
- Multi-Slice CT Scans: CT scans or Computerized Topography uses X-ray imaging to check the blood vessels and soft tissues. At ER of Texas emergency care, we have the multi-slice CT scans that use a multiple-row detector to produce imaging on different angles.
- MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI uses radio waves and magnetic fields to create detailed images of your internal organs. The MRI machine is used to check for anomalies of the spinal cord of the brain, breast cancer, tumors, cysts, and injuries of the joints, among others. Unlike the CT scans, the MRI doesn’t have ionizing radiation. On the downside, the machine produced high magnetic vibrations and sounds that can create hearing problems (though you are given earplugs during the test). Furthermore, it may cause claustrophobia in some people.
- Bedside Ultrasound: Bedside ultrasound is a specific type of test that is performed when you are still in bed in the emergency room. Mostly an ER doctor uses the ultrasound to check for internal bleeding or diagnose a life-threatening condition such as injuries to the chest and abdomen after an accident.
- Cardiac ECHO: Echocardiogram (echo), also called cardiac ultrasound, is a test used to check for heart muscles and valves. When you visit an ER clinic near you and have a history of heart disease, the ER doctor may perform the test to assess the health of your heart and also diagnose heart diseases.
- EKG: An Electrocardiogram test or EKG is a painless procedure that measures the electrical signals of the heart to determine if the heart is beating in regular strength and rate. If you have abnormal EKG results, it may be an indication you have heart disease.
What About Radiation; Isn’t Dangerous?
Most people are reserved about having imaging tests for fear of radiation. Yes, some of the imaging tests, such as CT scan and digital x-rays, have radiation. However, the doses are too minimal to cause any health effects. According to doctors, you can only have health complications when exposed to high doses of radiation in an unsupervised environment.
It is, however, important to talk to the doctor if you have any health conditions that may prevent you from using a CT scan such as pregnancy.
Are Full Body Scans Necessary?
The scan may seem unnecessary and of no value, but they provide an accurate diagnosis for the entire body in a short time. When you visit the nearest emergency room, the ER doctor can do a full-body scan to check for cancer, heart, and lung conditions. Plus, the full-body scan does not have any side effects.
What’s the Potential Danger of Imaging Tests?
Although the CT Scans, digital x-rays, and MRI are believed to be dangerous, they are not. CT scan and x-rays contain radiation, but the doses are too minimal to cause any significant problem. MRI produces high, loud sounds, which are reduced by wearing earplugs.
Are Imaging Tests Ideal for Children?
Yes, at our pediatric emergency room, we have machines suitable for children. However, you can talk to our pediatrician if you have any concerns about the services.
Imaging services form a critical part in diagnosing disease, and therefore, we have embraced the technology to provide you with the best service. Contact us today when an emergency occurs, and we will give a personalized treatment.
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At ER of Texas, we proudly provide a full range of imaging services in Little Elm, Highland Village, Frisco, Hillcrest, Hurst, Uptown, Mansfield, Sherman and Colleyville in the DFW areas in a luxurious, welcoming setting. Patient comfort, convenience, and privacy are our top priorities, which is why we always strive to provide better, faster emergency care.
When you choose ER of Texas, you will always be seen by a board-certified physician. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends. If you would like to schedule an appointment for imaging services at one of our conveniently located facilities, please get in touch with us today.
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