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Category Archives: Imaging

Imaging, Services | May 17, 2019

Diagnostic Imaging and Orthopedics in Atlanta

Due to the continuous growth in technology, physicians have more advanced medical diagnostic devices and tools that make diagnosing orthopedic injuries easier and more efficient. When a patient is in need of orthopedic care, having the most advanced diagnostic testing and equipment can help the physician better evaluate the scans or films of the patient.

Diagnostic Imaging at AICA Orthopedics | AICA Orthopedics

Imaging, Services | Jul 12, 2019

Diagnostic Imaging at AICA Orthopedics

When patients present with specific symptoms, our team of orthopedic specialists uses a variety of diagnostic imaging to understand better the injury or ailment in which the patient is experiencing. Some forms of radiology can provide great insight, to where other areas of imaging may be limited, but knowing the pros and cons of these […]

What’s the Difference Between CT, MRI, and PET Scans? | AICA Orthopedics

Imaging | Oct 7, 2019

What’s the Difference Between CT, MRI, and PET Scans?

If you’ve been injured, one of the first things any medical expert is going to do is to use advanced diagnostic imaging technology to view the damage. While X-Rays may be enough for primary fractures and breaks, they’re not always useful in more advanced injuries. For more severe cases, the use of CT, MRI, and […]

MRI VS. Cardiac Catheterization for Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease | AICA Orthopedics

Health and Wellness, Imaging | Nov 6, 2019

MRI VS. Cardiac Catheterization for Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease

To determine what the best treatment is for those patients with chest pain and coronary heart disease, doctors typically base their decision on how constricted arteries serving the heart are. Typically, this is done by performing cardiac catheterization, which is an invasive procedure.

Digital vs. Traditional X-rays | AICA Orthopedics

Imaging | Nov 18, 2019

Digital vs. Traditional X-rays

Patient care and satisfaction is our main concern at AICA Orthopedics as to why staying up to date with technological advances is so critical. Our Atlanta imaging center now uses a digital format for our X-rays which increases speed, accuracy and the safety of our patients.

Person getting a ct scan at atlanta imaging center

Imaging | Nov 25, 2019

What To Expect During a CT Scan

A CT or CAT scan is used by doctors to visualize the inside of a patient’s body. CT stands for computed tomography, which means that a computerized composite of cross-sectional images is utilized to create a dimensional photo of the individual’s body. Most local imaging centers perform these diagnostic tests on a daily basis. A […]

Man getting an MRI in atlanta at AICA imaging center

Imaging | Nov 27, 2019

How Does an MRI Work?

For certain conditions, the MRI is the dominant test to see what needs to be seen, even in comparison to others, such as the X-ray, the CT scan, or the ultrasound.   An MRI is a diagnostic tool utilized by doctors to gain a better perspective of what is going on internally with the injuries […]

skull at local imaging center at aica orthopedics

Imaging | Dec 6, 2019

What’s the Difference Between an X-Ray and Fluoroscopy?

When you have an injury that needs treatment, it is essential that you obtain the appropriate images to confirm and understand your diagnosis. Only then can your pain be addressed and your body healed.   A local imaging center is where you can obtain x-rays and fluoroscopy imaging to help with your treatment. Keep reading to […]

man getting an mri atlanta done with AICA doctor

Imaging | Dec 9, 2019

How to Prepare and What to Expect for Your MRI

Many individuals who are scheduled to have an MRI struggle with understanding what to expect. The typical connotation of this exam from television and books is that it is confining and stress-inducing.   Here, we’re going to address your concerns and misconceptions about imaging technology, so you can safely and confidently undergo this procedure at […]

What Are the Different Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests Available

Imaging | Feb 17, 2020

What Are the Different Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests Available?

When a patient presents an injury, it’s critical start with diagnostic imaging to help identify exactly what the issue is and where it is coming from. The images can inform the doctors why it is occurring and what best treatment plans are available to relieve symptoms and promote healing. Often, these diagnostic imaging tests can […]

7 FAQs Answered about MRIs

Imaging | Feb 24, 2020

7 FAQs Answered about MRIs

When it comes to diagnosing injury, disease, and other problems, MRI imaging can provide doctors with advanced technological support. Below are seven frequently asked questions from patients as well as answers to provide you with the knowledge and comfort you need before experiencing the procedure.

What to Expect During an MRI after an Accident

Accidents, Imaging | May 23, 2020

What to Expect During an MRI after an Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, it is important to see a doctor, even if you are only experiencing mild symptoms of pain and discomfort. Whiplash, one of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident, can often have delayed symptoms so you may not realize you have sustained a serious injury for […]

Are MRIs Safe for Me

Imaging | Jun 17, 2020

Are MRIs Safe for Me?

MRIs are common tests to take detailed and intricate pictures of the inside of your body for a variety of reasons, but most commonly for diagnosis of an illness or injury. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and can also help doctors determine how effective a particular treatment has been or if they need to […]

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