During the second half of the 20th century, the field of radiology has rapidly progressed in terms of efficiency and accessibility. Many of the procedures that have been researched, perfected, and put into practice have become some of medicine’s most accurate ways to prevent and treat disease.
One of the most common forms of diagnostic imaging is MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). MRI has, in fact, become such a mainstay in modern radiology that many people actually expect to undergo an MRI scan at some point in their lives.
One of the many specializations offered here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology is fluoroscopy. This procedure uses x-ray technology, combined with the use of a contrast agent, in order to better help physicians examine processes as they occur inside the body. Essentially, fluoroscopy allows specialists to get an “x-ray movie” of certain organs or systems working in real-time, so that they can further understand the efficiency (or lack thereof) of those body parts.
Like many advancements in technology, the ultrasound has become part of our normal, and for many in the medical field, everyday lives. Whether it be for diagnostic purposes, or to determine the health of a developing baby, the ultrasound is a procedure that many people are familiar with.
One of our top priorities here at LDR are to provide quality care, scans, and reads to our patients, and to provide results as quickly and efficiently as possible. Each patient has his or her own individual needs, and we work closely with our referring physicians in order to provide a healthcare experience that is appropriate for them.