Imaging Studies

Chest X-Ray
This image projection of the chest is used to diagnose conditions involving the chest wall and structures contained within the chest including the lungs, heart and great vessels.
 
Bone Density
Also called DXA, this scan uses an enhanced form of x-ray technology to measure bone loss. Often used to diagnose osteoporosis, DXA scan can also assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures.
 
Mammography for women
Using low dose x-ray, this study examines the breast as a diagnostic and screening tool to find early breast cancer by detecting masses or micro-calcifications.
 
Aortic Ultrasound
This imaging study uses sound waves to check for narrowing, blockages or aneurysms in the aorta.
 
Carotid Ultrasound
Also using sound waves, this study looks at the flow of blood through the carotid arteries which are found in the neck and carry blood from the heart to the brain. Specifically, the ultrasound checks for narrowing of these arteries, a risk factor for stroke.