Computerized tomography (CT scan) or Computer Axial Tomography (CAT)
Computerized tomography (CT scan) or Computer Axial Tomography (CAT) scan is an imaging procedure that uses an X-ray machine connected to a computer. The scan creates cross-sectional images or slices of the internal structures of the body. Sometimes, a contrast material or dye may also be injected into your arm or any other part of your body for a better view of a particular area. The internal structures are easily visible on the CT scan with the help of the dye.
Ultrasound waves are high-frequency sound waves that cannot be heard by the human ear. These waves are used to create live images of the inner structures of the body including the hard and soft tissues. These images, also called sonograms, are used for the diagnosis of various conditions and may be used to guide certain interventional procedures.
A bone mineral density or BMD test uses special low dose X-ray to measure the density of calcium and other minerals in your bones to assess bone strength. This test helps in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, a silent disease that thins and weakens bone and increases the risk of fractures.
X-rays are waves of electromagnetic radiation that can penetrate through objects of low density. They are used in a branch of medicine called radiology to create images of the inner structures of the body such as the bones and organs. X-rays are one of the most common radiology procedures and are usually the first imaging tests to be performed.
Genesis Medical Group is pleased to offer many laboratory tests in-house for the convenience of our patients in our CLIA-certified laboratory. In some cases, we will either collect your specimen in our office and send it to a reference laboratory, or it may be necessary for you to go to a laboratory drawing station located apart from our practice.
A 24-hour Holter monitor is a device that records the electrical activity of the heart including rate and rhythm over a 24-hour period. It consists of a battery-operated, portable device about the size of your palm which is connected by wires to electrodes placed on your chest.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors
Blood pressure fluctuates across the day, while performing different activities and when under stress. Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring or monitoring of blood pressure (BP) over a 24-hour period is indicated for an accurate assessment for the following…
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study also called polysomnography is a test performed to diagnose sleep disorders. It monitors your sleep patterns by recording your breathing rate, heart rate, the level of oxygen in your blood, and the movement of your eyes, hands, and legs during sleep. The results of the test help your doctor devise treatment methods to cure the underlying disorder.