X-ray is most commonly known for determining whether or not a bone is fractured, however, you may also be sent for an x-ray to check for various other conditions such as pneumonia, arthritis, bowel obstruction or scoliosis. Depending on your condition or complaint an x-ray may be the first step in the imaging process where as sometimes it will be followed with a CT scan or MRI.
Most common studies:
• Hips & Pelvis
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) uses radiation to detect, localize and quantify cancer inside the human body. PET scans are the most reliable, effective method for the evaluation of metastatic disease and help oncologists with the initial staging of cancers as well as to evaluate disease response for various treatment plans. When oncologists and patients need accurate, fast answers there is no more powerful tool than a PET scan.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of x-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce these images.
Adams Diagnostic Imaging is accredited through the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is conveniently located inside the Gettysburg Cancer Center. Our highly trained technologists are certified through the ARRT with comprehensive experience and knowledge in radiology. Our facility provides flexible scheduling to better accommodate patients by offering longer time slots.