Imaging and Radiology Procedures
At GRMC, we provide diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative imaging and radiology services using the latest advanced technology.
As a diagnostic hospital, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings to determine the source of your condition in order to properly treat a variety of diagnoses. You don’t have to go to a diagnostic clinic, GRMC offers a wide range of services.
Our imaging and radiology services include:
A CT scan uses a thin beam to create a series of pictures taken from different angles called ‘slices’. By layering CT image slices on top of each other, we can create a 3-dimensional (3-D) view. This 3-D image can be rotated on a computer screen to look at different angles of your bones, organs and soft tissue.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast tissue that looks for inconsistencies or lumps in the breast that could be signs of breast cancer or tumors. It is recommended women get an annual mammogram beginning at the age of 40.
An MRI creates cross-section images with the help of a magnetic field and radio waves. MRI’s provide radiologists with images of the head and body including the brain, neck, spinal cord and soft tissues.
An ultrasound creates images called sonograms by giving off high-frequency sound waves that go through your body.Pregnancy is most commonly associated with ultrasounds, however there are additional uses including diagnosing an infection or cancer, as well as treatment of tumors and biopsies.
Nuclear medicine scans give physicians a detailed image evaluating the patient’s organ function and can also help locate and diagnose infections, tumors, diseases and fractures. There are several types of nuclear medicine scans such as liver, renal, bone, cardiac and thyroid scans.
A bone density test can determine if you are at risk are have osteoporosis. A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a small section of bone. The bones most commonly tested are in the spine, hip and forearm.
Calcium scoring is non-invasive and uses a CT scan to take images of the patient’s heart and arteries to determine if there is any blockage or buildup of plaque. This will indicate if the patient is at risk for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.
This screening, also called a “stress echo”, is used to determine how well the patient’s heart and blood vessels are working. This is typically done by having a patient exercise on a cardio machine while a physician monitors the physicians blood pressure and heart rhythm.
This screening produces images of the patient’s heart using an ultrasound. The goal is to view the function of the heart and blood vessels to ensure there are no blood clots or masses inside the heart.
Take control of your back pain. If you have a spinal fracture, when one of the bones of the spinal column weakens and collapses, GRMC is here for you. We offer balloon kyphoplasty, which inflates the collapsed vertebra and restores it back to normal. For more information see our pamphlet.