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Medical Imaging Procedures
CT Scan
Computed Tomography, or CT scanning, uses a computer to organize and stack information from multiple x-rays or cross-sectional "slices" of a body's organ or area. The scans are made by having the sources of an x-ray beam rotate around the patient. X-rays passing through the body are detected by sensors that pass the information to computers. Once processed, the information is displayed as an image on a video screen. The diagnostic tool of choice in a wide variety of situations the CT Scan--can replace more painful examinations, and even exploratory surgery in some cases. Our CT services are accredited by the American College of Radiology, which establishes national standards of excellence for both equipment and training of technologists and medical staff.
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DATSCAN

DaTscan™, the first FDA-approved radiopharmaceutical adjunct imaging agent to help physicians evaluate patients with suspected parkinsonian syndromes (PS), such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). DaTscan gives physicians adjunctive diagnostic capability that may help lead to timely and appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Kennedy’s Medical Imaging Departments at its three hospital campuses are equipped to handle and dispense Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule II radioactive drugs, such as DaTscan. For more information, call 856-582-2769 or 856-346-7999.

 
Dexascan Testing - Bone Density Scan
Nearly 28 million Americans have--or are at risk for osteoporosis.  This disease occurs when bone density decreases, leading to fragile bones and an increased risk of fracture.  The DEXA Scan can precisely determine the level of bone density at the target areas and allow physicians to recommend treatments early.
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Diagnostic Radiology - X-Ray
Kennedy offers a wide range of general diagnostic studies such as chest x-rays, orthopedic imaging, and digital fluoroscopy.  Our state-of-the-art equipment insures the most detailed and accurate imaging available.

X-ray, or Radiography, involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce an image of internal organs. An X-ray machine is essentially a camera that uses radiation instead of visible light to expose the film.
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Fluoroscopy
An X-ray exam that allows radiologists to use a real time imaging techniques. Unlike traditional X-ray, which produces still pictures, fluoroscopy can capture full motion.  It is often used to examine the entire gastrointestinal tract, specifically to pinpoint blockages or other abnormalities.
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Interventional Radiology
Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, Interventional Radiology involves X-rays and other imaging techniques to view inside the body while specially-trained physicians guide narrow tubes (catheters) and other very small instruments through the blood vessels and other pathways of the body to the site of a problem. The procedures are usually simpler and safer, less traumatic, less painful, and equally effective as comparable surgical procedures.
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Mammography
Mammography is the key to early diagnosis of breast cancer. Our mammography services are accredited by the American College of Radiology, which establishes national standards of excellence for both equipment and training of technologists and medical staff.
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MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, has greatly improved the accuracy of diagnostic imaging, particularly in structures such as the liver, brain and spinal cord. Patients are not exposed to X-rays with MRI testing; instead, images are created with the use of strong magnetic fields, radio waves and a sophisticated computer system.
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Nuclear Medicine
Involves the use of radioactive materials or isotopes to obtain specific diagnostic information. These isotopes transmit a pattern of X-rays representing the organ size, shape and function. The rays are detected by a special camera that, when coupled with a computer, produces an image on a screen.
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PET - CT Scan
Cancer cells grow at a very fast rate and growing cells use glucose (sugar) as a primary source of energy. The faster cells grow, the more glucose is consumed. Before a PET/CT study is done, a form of glucose called FDG, is injected into the patient's body via an IV. This FDG emits particles, called positrons. The FDG positrons are consumed more in fast growing cancer cells than in normal cells. A PET/CT scan detects where positrons are being emitted from within a patient's body and provides images that map these locations. A PET/CT scan will indentify both the presence of disease and its precise location in the body.
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