Diagnostic imaging is a tool ordered by your physician to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury of a specific part of your body. There are many different kinds of diagnostic X-ray procedures. These can range from a basic X-ray of your ankle to the introduction of contrast in a joint space or the digestive system.

Several kinds of equipment can be used, depending upon the procedure being performed. This equipment does emit radiation to produce images. Our staff is comprised of highly trained professionals utilizing the lowest radiation dose possible to produce the best quality images. Lead shielding is also used, when applicable, to protect sensitive areas, such as reproductive, breast and thyroid not being imaged.

Imaging exams are performed on a risk versus benefit basis. The slight risk from the radiation is offset by the benefit of accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.