Digital x-rays improves our diagnostic ability by allowing us to zoom in and out on images, change the brightness and contrast, or even add color for detailed analysis for incredibly clear imaging. Our x-ray system is networked directly with a radiologist that can immediately view the images we have obtained for fast accurate results direct to our patient records.
On-Site Digital X-Ray
Asthma is a lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways. Patients with asthma experience shortness of breath, wheezing, and more frequent and long-lasting respiratory infections. Asthma can be chronic, seasonal, or intermittent and is very treatable. We can help you monitor and manage this condition.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measures the electrical activity of your heart. The heart generates an electrical signal, which flows out from your heart through your body. Small electrical sensors, called electrodes, are put on your skin to sense the electricity that began in your heart. The electrical activity is then turned into a graph. This can give us an idea of whether your heart is beating normally.
EKG & 24 Hour Heart Monitoring
An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. During this test, high-frequency sound waves, called ultrasound, provide pictures of the heart's valves and chambers. This allows the technician, called a sonographer, to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Testing takes approximately 30-40 minutes and is performed in the office.
The carotid doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. These arteries can become narrowed due to arteriosclerosis or other causes. The carotid doppler test can help determine stroke risk and the need for preventive measures. Testing takes approximately 30-45 minutes and is performed in the office.
Carotid Doppler Imaging
This is an echocardiogram that is performed while the person exercises on a treadmill. This test can be used to visualize the motion of the heart's walls and pumping action when the heart is stressed. Testing may reveal a lack of blood flow that isn't always apparent on other heart tests. The echo is performed before and after the exercise. Testing takes approximately 1 hour and is performed in the office under physician supervision.
Exercise Stress Testing
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The CIMT or IMT (Intima-media Thickness) scan is a painless non-invasive (no needles) test which utilizes digital ultrasound technology and advanced digital edge detection software providing valuable information about your individual risk of experiencing a heart attract, stroke, or MI. The CIMT scan takes approximately 10 minutes, is performed easily in our office and does not expose the patient to any radiation. The patient is not required to disrobe.