An abdominal ultrasound is an exam that allows your organs, structures, and blood vessels to be visualized in real time. Meaning, the technologist performing the exam sees your organs at that moment versus in a still image. An ultrasound machine uses high frequency wavelengths to demonstrate real time images and then captures images of interest.
Are you scheduled for a bone scan and find yourself wondering what is a bone scan and how does it differ from an x-ray? Don’t worry, Houston Medical Imaging, our Radiologists, and staff are here to help you through this exam and answer any questions you may have.
Outpatient medical centers like HMI are one of the best-kept secrets in the healthcare community and can provide major benefits. An MRI at a hospital can cost upwards of $2,000 for the technical part, which does not include additional radiologist interpretation fees.
Outpatient medical centers usually run significantly less. On average, the global charge for an MRI at HMI is approximately $500, depending on test complexity, need for IV contrast and payor fee schedules. With this approach, you only have to deal with one bill instead of waiting for all the different pieces to arrive after a hospital visit.
Our outpatient imaging centers have free parking, provide faster in-and- out times and have state-of-the-art equipment.
At Houston Medical Imaging we strive to deliver the highest Quality of care at all of our imaging centers across Houston. We know that you have a choice in your healthcare imaging needs, so it's important for us to stay on the forefront of technology, continue to review our processes, and be mindful of customer service.
Houston Medical Imaging is proud to announce their first annual employee recognition award program and ceremony. This year we have five categories for employee participation. At HMI we value our employees and are extremely proud that the average employee tenure is 10+ years. Dr. Stenoien, CEO of Houston Medical Imaging has made it a priority to create a work environment that promotes professional and personal growth.
Computed Tomography (CT) of the body uses a combination of X-rays and computer to create imagines (pictures) of your internal organs including bones and tissues. The images are produced by the X-ray beam circling the body multiple times, this allows for different angles to be captured and creates a (2D) cross-sectional “sliced image”. The computer then combines and stacks the images to produce a sectional image of the designated body part.
Images from a CT scan are much more detailed than a regular X-ray and help your doctor detect a variety of diseases and conditions. Having a CT scan is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate.
In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives. Tell your doctor if there’s a possibility you might be pregnant and discuss any recent illnesses, medical conditions, medications you’re taking, and allergies.
You will be instructed not to eat or drink anything for a few hours beforehand. If you have a known allergy to contrast material, your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. These medications must be taken 12 hours prior to your exam.
On Thursday January 24th, Houston Medical Imaging had a successful Open House presenting their newly renovated Imaging Center and 3T MRI located at 9180 Katy Fwy St. 100, Houston, TX 77055.
An arthrogram is an x-ray procedure in which x-ray dye (iodinated contrast) is injected into a joint (shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle). This allows the radiologist to better identify normal structures, loose bodies, abnormal growths, as well as damage to ligaments and the joint capsule. The arthrogram is frequently performed in conjunction with a post-arthrogram MRI (magnetic resonance image).