When your doctor requests an x-ray or other imaging test, your test usually can be done in The Clinic's Radiology Department. It is fully equipped with state-of-the art PET/CT, CT, ultrasound, MRI and bone density units. You can be assured that your x-ray or imaging test will be of superior quality for accurate interpretation by your radiologist and doctor. Corvallis Radiology provides supervision and interpretation of medical imaging.
Many radiology tests can be given at the time of a patient's doctor visits. Others, such as MRI, CT, PET and Nuclear usually can be scheduled within a week of seeing your doctor. Most routine test results are available within a few hours. Other more complex tests, can take a couple of days to interpret. Because a radiologist and your physician must interpret x-ray and imaging results, we cannot give test results to patients by telephone. Our patients must see their physician to receive this information.
The Hologic Discovery bone densitometer is one of the most advanced systems available today. Its features improve the accuracy, speed and convenience of assessing osteoporosis. This instrument measures the bone mineral density (BMD) and provides an instant vertebral assessment (IVA). These tools can help identify those at risk of a future fracture.
Bone density tests are done by referral only. Any physician licensed in Oregon can schedule this test, and results can be interpreted by The Clinic or the patient’s physician.
The department performs such tests as pulmonary function tests which evaluate breathing capacity, stress testing to monitor heart fitness, blood pressure monitoring and electrocardiograms (EKG).
A CT (Computed Tomography) scanner uses X-rays to generate cross-sectional images. Any part of the human body can be imaged with CT. Physicians use a CT scan to study internal parts of the body, including the chest and brain. The scan provides greater detail than conventional X-rays, as it can show the shape and exact location of organs, soft tissues and bones.
The Toshiba Vantage MRI is a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging unit. It combines greater speed and enhanced patient comfort with high-quality images for diagnosing everything from breast cancer to stroke. The equipment is an ultra-short, ultra-wide-bore system that delivers patient-friendly exams and high performance applications.
The larger opening provides patients a greater feeling of openness. It helps to reduce claustrophobic sensations normally associated with conventional long bore systems.
The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerized Tomography (CT) enables clinicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations. With highly sensitive scanning technology, the PET scan picks up the metabolic signs of actively growing cancer cells in the body. The CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the size and shape of the abnormal growths.
An X-ray is a common test used to view the bones, joints and organs. X-rays use electromagnetic energy to form an X-ray beam, which is focused on a body part. The radiation beam passes through your body and produces an image on film.