The mysteries housed within the human body are no longer so mysterious thanks to radiology. At Jacinto Medical Group, with locations in Baytown and La Porte, Texas, offers full radiology services staffed by experienced technicians who work in concert with the team of medical providers. If you’d like to learn more about the radiology services at Jacinto Medical Group, call or use the online scheduler to set up an appointment.
Radiology is a catchall term for a number of diagnostic imaging tools that eliminate the need for the doctor to gain a firsthand look inside your body, including:
X-rays are the workhorses in most medical circles, allowing doctors a first glimpse inside your body to locate and diagnose your medical issue. X-rays rely on electromagnetic waves, which are absorbed by your body in different degrees, creating a picture of your internal structures.
CT (computed tomography) scans are a step up from X-rays because they use a computer in combination with your X-rays to create a more detailed picture of your bones, organs, and soft tissue.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets, radio waves, and a computer to create a clear picture of the inside of your body to diagnose, treat, and follow up on any medical issues you may have.
Also called sonography, ultrasounds rely on sound waves to create a real-time image of your internal organs, tissue, or blood vessels.
A mammogram is a special imaging tool that uses X-ray technology to capture images of the tissue inside a woman’s breasts.
With nuclear medicine, one of the doctors at Jacinto Medical Group injects a very small amount of radioactive material into your bloodstream, which an imaging tool follows to detect disease in its earliest stages.
There’s no shortage of reasons why you may need the radiology services at Jacinto Medical Group, from a broken bone to early detection of cancer. While these two situations are far apart on the scale of severity, they’re meant to illustrate how often the health care providers at Jacinto Medical Group rely on radiology to get a peek inside your body without resorting to surgery.
The radiologists work closely with your primary care doctor and other specialists to determine the best imaging tool for your problem.
Jacinto Medical Group understands that time is of the essence when you’re not feeling well, which is why their two locations feature radiology services. This on-site capability allows your doctor to obtain results in very little time.
Jacinto Medical Group also provides a complete and illustrated report of the imaging results and often makes an electronic copy for easy dissemination.
To learn more about the radiology services at Jacinto Medical Group, call one of the two locations or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.