The Radiology Department provides physicians with x-ray pictures of the body for analysis. Technicians provide imaging services 24 hours a day. An outpatient pre-registration service is provided for your convenience.
Computer-Aided Tomography (CT) Scans (CAT Scans)
CT Scans are a special kind of x-ray that can produce a high-resolution as well as 3-D picture of cross sections of the anatomy. CT scans are able to detect some conditions that conventional x-rays cannot. CT Scans are a valuable diagnostic tool and can be used to measure a patient's response to treatment.
Digital mammography is the latest technology in the detection of breast cancer. All women should schedule routine mammograms, especially women over 40 and those who have a high risk of developing breast cancer. Your health care provider can schedule a mammogram for you through the Radiology Department. Genesis Medical Center, Aledo accepts self referrals for women who do not have a health care provider and works closely with the Komen Voucher program for those experiencing financial difficulty but still need a screening mammogram.
Diagnostic Ultrasound uses sound waves, not radiation like x-rays, to evaluate many of the bodily organs, including the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, uterus & ovaries, and blood vessels to name a few. The most commonly recognized use is to evaluate the well-being of a baby prior to birth. It is a painless and cost-effective way to help your physician reach an accurate diagnosis.
Echocardiograms use sound waves to evaluate the anatomy and blood flow of the heart to determine the condition of the heart and large blood vessels. This test allows physicians to diagnose many heart conditions.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism, to help doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning. CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce multiple images of internal anatomy.
MRI is used to visualize the function and structure of the body. Unlike x-ray exams, MRI uses a magnetic field to obtain images so no radiation is used. MRI provides greater contrast between different soft tissues of the body than Computerized Tomography (CT) does, making it especially useful in neurological musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and oncological imaging.
Nuclear medicine uses a small amount of radioactive material to evaluate and diagnose diseases. Nuclear medicine studies have been used to detect conditions such as infections, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.