American Health Imaging Augusta
Welcome to American Health Imaging- Augusta. This website is part of our effort to be informative and accessible for both patients and physicians.
Diagnostic imaging is a highly sophisticated tool to help physicians determine the best course of treatment for their patients. To deliver maximum value for our imaging services, American Health Imaging takes pride in performing two jobs exceptionally well:
- We make the imaging experience comfortable, pleasant, safe and efficient for patients.
- We provide superior service, quality and support for our patients referring physicians.
We want patients to leave American Health Imaging Augusta with the confidence that their care was top-notch. That’s why we guarantee our performance to all patients and to their physicians. Please feel free to fill out our patient survey card and let us know about your experience at our center.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves (no radiation) to create an image of many parts of the body, especially the brain, spine, and joints.
American Health Imaging Augusta MRI utilizes the Siemens MAGNETOM Espree 1.5T open bore MRI which represent the highest advances in MRI technology, including the most recent sophisticated diagnostic software upgrades.
The open bore MRI provides a 70cm opening, allowing a pleasant non-claustrophobic exam. The openness also facilitates the scanning of large people with a higher level of comfort. You will be able to see and communicate with the technologist performing your exam. To add further comfort, you may have a family member or friend sit in the room with you.
Using new magnet design and technology, the 1.5T open bore MRI system delivers better accommodations than any other high-field design for the needs of all patients, including those who suffer from claustrophobia. The result is the widest and shortest whole body magnet available.
American Health Imaging August MRI can offer the most precise image quality and clinical performance without compromising patient comfort. A typical exam will last between 30 and 60 minutes and requires no special preparation. You should eat normally and follow the normal dosage of your prescribed medications unless your doctor gives instructions to do otherwise.
Computed Tomography (CT), widely known as a CAT scan, is medically referred to as simply CT. In its early days of development and use, it was called Computerized Axial Tomography, hence the term CAT. At American Health Imaging, we have the GE Brightspeed16 slice CT scanner.
CT is generally a relatively quick procedure that uses x-ray beams to create computer-generated image of soft tissue structures, such as tumors and internal organs, and air cavities (sinuses, lungs). It also has advantages in skeletal and neurological imaging. Its radiation doses to the human body are considered minimal due to the speed in which the x-ray is delivered.
The procedure requires you to lie in a horizontal position, either on your back or stomach, and remain comfortably still. A flat, moving table goes through the center of a donut-shaped x-ray machine. X-ray beams from a number of positions are aimed at the area being studied. A special detector measures the amount of absorbed radiation. This data is transformed by a computer into a digital image.
American Health Imaging Augusta also offers X-Ray and Ultrasound for a one-stop-shop imaging experience.
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