Our state of the art equipment can help get you to the right diagnosis, right away. Our patients’ comfort and safety is our top priority. We provide these services with an order from your physician or you can be seen in our Walk-In Clinic for your convenience. Marion Diagnostic Center is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and HealthLink.
CT stands for Computerized Axial Tomography. It takes the science of X-Ray to another level. During the 5 to 10 minute scan, you lie flat on a table, which then moves through a ring which takes a series of pictures in a circular motion which compiles a 3D picture of your body.
X-ray imaging, the simplest and painless imaging, can be done in many different ways. For an x-ray you will need to stay still, which may include holding your breath, as motion causes blurry images. X-rays are monitored and regulated so that you receive minimum radiation exposure.
MRI is a way of allowing your physician to see inside your body without surgery or radiation. MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves. There are no known biological hazards associated with MRI.
Pet scans are a medical imaging technique that produces a 3D, color images of the functional processes of the body. An isotope is injected into you, and after a waiting period, your body is scanned. These scans may be used to diagnose a health condition or monitor a treatment.
Bone Density is the best way to measure your bone health. It can tell whether you have weak bones and whether you’re at risk for breaking bones. During this exam you will be asked to lie flat while imaging is done.
Ultrasound is a type of imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures in the body. Unlike x-rays, ultrasound does not expose you to radiation. During the test, you lie on a table while technologist moves a transducer over a specific area. The transducer sends out sound waves which bounce off tissues and are then recaptured.