Exams & Procedures

A DXA bone density study is a screening exam that can assess your risk for osteoporosis.

Radiology exams and procedures help a physician see inside the body without having to access organs and body tissue directly. These exams utilize technologies such as x-rays, ultrasound, and magnetic fields to create images of the body's anatomy or function. Radiologists are specially trained to interpret these images to identify abnormalities and indications of disease.

Radiology exams are some of the most advanced and widely used diagnostic tools available. They are regularly used to evaluate a wide variety of conditions. Various imaging exams have characteristics that make them more suitable for diagnosing different types of conditions, including cancer, neurological issues, orthopedic problems, and much more. Following are some imaging exams and a few of the conditions they are commonly used to evaluate:

  • X-ray:
    • Broken bones
    • Pneumonia
    • Breast cancer
  • CT Scan:
    • Appendicitis
    • Kidney stones
    • Heart disease
  • MRI:
    • Joint damage
    • Stroke
    • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Ultrasound:
    • Vascular disease
    • Abdominal and groin hernias
    • Thyroid cancer

What You Will Find in This Section

Imaging exams are used to diagnose many of the acute and chronic conditions that affect our society. Various imaging exams have characteristics that make them more suitable for diagnosing different types of conditions, including cancer, neurological issues, orthopedic problems, and much more.

This section contains many of the imaging exams offered at Invision Sally Jobe centers. General information is given for each exam listed on the left, along with preparation instructions, risks, locations that offer the exam, and what to expect during and after your exam.