Same Day Results
Waiting days or weeks for test results can be stressful and may require additional visits. Not at Think. With our in-house laboratory, over 95% of all our Radiology and Lab results are available when you meet with your doctor – that’s same day testing and results within 20 minutes. This saves you time and worry and ensures your care team can review and respond to the results right away.
A medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat disease seen within the body.
- CT Scan – is a test that combines x-rays with computer scans to produce detailed pictures of structures inside the body. It’s a non-invasive test used to visualize organs, blood vessels and bones in the body. It’s used in the diagnosis and assessment of head injuries, stroke and many other conditions and diseases – it’s one of the best methods for detecting cancers and tumors.
- X-Ray – is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-ray beams pass through your body and are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials such as bone, show up as white on x-rays. The air in your lungs show up as black and fat and muscle appear as shades of gray.
- Ultrasound – obtains images of the internal structures of the body with the use of sound waves. These high frequency waves are transmitted through the skin and are reflected by the internal organs to form a picture on a screen. It’s used to visualize many of the body’s internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, bladder, thyroid, etc. It’s also used to examine blood vessels to evaluate for narrowing, blood clots, aneurysms or other abnormalities.
Mammogram – the use of specialized X-ray equipment to examine breast tissue. A mammogram screens for breast cancer in females over the age of 40 and is used for patients (male and female) with breast concerns. At Think, we perform Breast Tomosynthesis exams, also referred to as 3D mammography, as our standard of patient care. The Tomosynthesis exam is similar to a CT scan, in that it creates a set of 3-dimensional images of the breast, instead of the typical 2-dimensional images. Because 3D images allow the radiologist to examine your breast tissue layer-by-layer, fine details are more visible and small breast cancers can be detected earlier than with typical 2D mammogram.
DEXA – a bone density scan, is an enhanced low dose form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. The exam measures bone mineral density (BMD) and is used to diagnose osteoporosis and to track the effects of treatment for conditions causing bone loss. It’s most commonly ordered as a screening test on patients that are at higher risk for bone loss, such as: post-menopausal women not taking estrogen, who are tall (over 67inches) or thin (less than 125lbs); those with a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking; and men with clinical conditions associated with bone loss.