The term ‘Medical Imaging’ refers to technique performed in a health care setting which provides caregivers with visual representations of the inside of a body. The goal of medical imaging is to reveal internal structures hidden by the skin and bones, as well as to diagnose and treat disease.
Although we will transition to a full-service women’s hospital in May 2015, WakeMed North Imaging Services will continue to provide the same high-quality diagnostic procedures and treatment options we’ve always been known for, but with an added bonus. Our department is undergoing a facility expansion, and upon completion, we’ll have more space to serve your imaging needs. Our procedures will include diagnostic imaging as well as the following services:
- Bone density testing - A test that tells you if you have normal bone density, low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis. It is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis. The lower your bone density, the greater your risk of breaking a bone.
- Mammography – A diagnostic screening tool that uses low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast with the purpose of early detection of breast cancer,
- Ultrasound – A test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body.
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - a medical imaging technique using strong magnetic fields and radiowaves to form images of the body
- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography) - combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles and computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside the body.
- Fluoroscopy – An imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a machine called a fluoroscope.
A physician's order is required for all exams. Appointments are readily available, and routine X-rays can be done on a walk-in basis.
WakeMed North Imaging Services is accredited by The American College of Radiology, and our radiologists are Board certified, sub-specialized physicians.