These services are offered at CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center, CCHC Imaging Center, and Onslow Memorial Hospital. We do not offer these services in our 2 local locations, but we do read the imaging from these facilities.
Computed Tomography (CT) – a noninvasive, painless medical test that uses a rotating x-ray tube and detectors to generate cross sectional images – slices – of your body. The data from the scan can be displayed to show bones, soft tissues/organs, or blood vessels. Radiologist can easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma, and musculoskeletal disorders. Most common CT scans are of the brain, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis studies. Find out more about CT scans here.
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – noninvasive, usually painless, medical test that uses magnetic fields and weak radio wave pulses to generate images of the body – no x-rays are used. These images outline brain tissues, soft tissues of the abdomen and pelvis, the spine and joint very clearly. Some patients will have the contrast material – gadolinium – injected intravenously. This contrast contains no iodine and is well-tolerated by patients with iodine allergies (IVP dye or shellfish). Find out more here.