Services & Treatments Provided

New Bern, NC Location

Cosmetic Laser: Sclerotherapy uses injections from a very fine, thin needle to improve the cosmetic appearance of spider veins, treat small varicose veins in the legs, and relieve related symptoms such as aching, burning, swelling and cramping. Each treatment session typically results in elimination of 50 to 80 percent of the injected veins. >>MORE INFO

General Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. >>MORE INFO

Vascular Ultrasound uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system and help identify blockages and detect blood clots. A Doppler ultrasound study – a technique that evaluates blood flow through a blood vessel – is usually part of this exam. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and provides a clear picture of soft tissues that don’t show up well on x-ray images. >>MORE INFO

Interventional Radiology uses image guidance from ultrasound, CT or fluoroscopy to perform minimally invasive diagnostic exams and therapeutic procedures. Interventional Radiologists perform a wide variety of procedures through very narrow catheters, often sparing the patient an open surgical procedure. The most common interventional procedure is diagnostic angiography, where contrast is injected into a blood vessel to show any significant narrowing. Other interventional procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Angioplasty
  • Vascular stent placement
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Catheter directed infusions
  • Placement of central venous lines
  • Maintenance of dialysis access
  • Biliary and urinary tract procedures
  • Varicose and spider vein treatments
Kyphoplasty is used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, which are a common result of osteoporosis. Your doctor may insert a balloon into the fractured bone to create a space and then fill it with cement (kyphoplasty). >>MORE INFO

Pain Management specialists are trained to treat chronic pain that is often difficult to manage. Pain may result from numerous sources including injury, clinical conditions such as arthritis, or cancer. Our team will first identify the source of the pain and then establish an appropriate pain control program. Treatments often include joint and/or spine injections.

Ultrasound Guided Biopsies use sound waves to help locate a lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. >>MORE INFO

Vein and Vascular Treatment: We are pleased to offer several vein and vascular treatments for our patients including: Venous Insufficiency, Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, Sclerotherapy, and Pelvic Congestion

Cedar Point, NC Location

General Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. >>MORE INFO

Vascular Ultrasound uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system and help identify blockages and detect blood clots. A Doppler ultrasound study – a technique that evaluates blood flow through a blood vessel – is usually part of this exam. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and provides a clear picture of soft tissues that don’t show up well on x-ray images. >>MORE INFO

Interventional Radiology uses image guidance from ultrasound, CT or fluoroscopy to perform minimally invasive diagnostic exams and therapeutic procedures. Interventional Radiologists perform a wide variety of procedures through very narrow catheters, often sparing the patient an open surgical procedure. The most common interventional procedure is diagnostic angiography, where contrast is injected into a blood vessel to show any significant narrowing. Other interventional procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Angioplasty
  • Vascular stent placement
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Catheter directed infusions
  • Placement of central venous lines
  • Maintenance of dialysis access
  • Biliary and urinary tract procedures
  • Varicose and spider vein treatments
Stereotactic breast biopsy uses mammography – a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays – to help locate a breast lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It’s less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and can be an excellent way to evaluate calcium deposits or tiny masses that are not visible on ultrasound. >>MORE INFO

3-D Mammograms and Mammography uses low energy X-rays and very sensitive film to generate images of the breast for early detection of breast cancer. Many small cancers exhibit tiny calcifications or are seen as small nodules. Subtle changes in breast tissue on mammography, called architectural distortion, may also indicate cancer. Radiologists search mammograms carefully for these changes and can be helped by a computer aided detector, which independently scans the mammogram and can target these findings as well. >>MORE INFO

Vein and Vascular Treatment: We are pleased to offer several vein and vascular treatments for our patients including: Venous Insufficiency, Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, and Pelvic Congestion

X-Ray and Fluoroscopy is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Routine x-rays include images of the chest, abdomen, pelvis and bone radiography. Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures, such as digestive functions, in a live, movie-like sequence. It is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure. >>MORE INFO

General Radiology Services

We provide the following General Radiology Services at CarolinaEast, Diagnostic Center, CCHC Imaging Center, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Martin General Hospital:

CT scan
Computed Tomography (CT) is a noninvasive, painless medical test that uses a rotating X-ray tube and detectors to generate cross sectional images or ‘slices’ of the patient. The data from the scan can be displayed to show bones, soft tissues or organs, or blood vessels. Radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. The most common exams include brain, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis studies. >>MORE INFO

general radiology
General Radiology A Radiologist is a physician who specializes in obtaining and interpreting medical images.  Images are obtained using x-rays, MRIs, radiocative substances (nuclear medicine) or ultrasound.

Interventional Radiology uses image guidance from ultrasound, CT or fluoroscopy to perform minimally invasive diagnostic exams and therapeutic procedures. Interventional Radiologists perform a wide variety of procedures through very narrow catheters, often sparing the patient an open surgical procedure. The most common interventional procedure is diagnostic angiography, where contrast is injected into a blood vessel to show any significant narrowing. Other interventional procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Angioplasty
  • Vascular stent placement
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Catheter directed infusions
  • Placement of central venous lines
  • Maintenance of dialysis access
  • Biliary and urinary tract procedures
  • Varicose and spider vein treatments

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, usually painless medical test that uses a magnetic field and weak radio wave pulses to generate images of the body. No X-rays are used. These images outline brain tissue, soft tissues of the abdomen and pelvis, the spine and joints very clearly. In some patients, an MRI contrast agent called gadolinium is injected intravenously. This contrast contains no iodine and is well-tolerated by patients with allergies to iodine (IVP dye, shellfish). >>MORE INFO

Mammograms and Mammography uses low energy X-rays and very sensitive film to generate images of the breast for early detection of breast cancer. Many small cancers exhibit tiny calcifications or are seen as small nodules. Subtle changes in breast tissue on mammography, called architectural distortion, may also indicate cancer. Radiologists search mammograms carefully for these changes and can be helped by a computer aided detector, which independently scans the mammogram and can target these findings as well. >>MORE INFO

Musculoskeletal Radiology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint problems using medical imaging such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, to collect information about a patient’s musculoskeletal system. >>MORE INFO

Neurological Radiology is devoted to the diagnostic imaging and diagnosis of the brain and nerves, head, neck and spine. This includes x-rays, CT, ultrasound and MRI.

Pain Management specialists are trained to treat chronic pain that is often difficult to manage. Pain may result from numerous sources including injury, clinical conditions such as arthritis, or cancer. Our team will first identify the source of the pain and then establish an appropriate pain control program.

Ultrasound Screening for Vascular Disease uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to generate images of the body. No x-rays are used for these exams, making them safe for children and pregnant women. Most exams take 30 minutes or less. Ultrasounds are not only associated with prenatal exams, but in other applications that evaluate internal tissues and organs. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs, enabling our Radiologists to see blood flow and heart valve functions. It is a safe and painless imaging study. >>MORE INFO

Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment, also called Endovenous ablation, is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure that uses heat generated by a laser to seal off enlarged veins in the legs. Normally, blood circulates from the heart to the legs and back again using a system of one-way valves to prevent the blood from flowing backward into the legs. When leg veins become less elastic and valves malfunction, some blood may remain in the leg where it pools and causes the vessels to become enlarged or varicose. Endovenous ablation reroutes the blood flow to nearby, health veins. >>MORE INFO

X-Ray and Fluoroscopy is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Routine x-rays include images of the chest, abdomen, pelvis and bone radiography. Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures, such as digestive functions, in a live, movie-like sequence. It is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure. >>MORE INFO