Digital Diagnostics

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Advanced Urgent Care has all the tools to provide you with timely diagnostics using the latest digital technology. There’s no need to wait for test results or travel to a lab or diagnostic center.

Digital X-Ray

Advanced Urgent Care uses digital radiography instead of traditional X-rays for the many advantages offered.

With digital X-rays, there’s no chemical processing of the film, which saves time, cost and is better for the environment. Just like your digital camera, digital x-rays allow medical professionals to enlarge and enhance images, while offering a wider dynamic range that compensates for over- and under-exposed images. This means a more reliable and accurate diagnosis. Like any digital file, your studies can be easily transmitted to your physician or copied to a disk for you to take with you. It also allows us to have your studies quickly reviewed by a Radiologist (a specialist in interpreting these studies) when needed.

CT Scan

Advanced Urgent Care provides in-house CT scans that deliver immediate results. Computerized tomography — also called CT scan — provides a series of digital images of the body from various angles so that cross sections of the bones and soft tissue may be examined. The process is often compared to looking at each slice in a loaf of bread.

A CT scan provides more information than a plain X-ray and is often used to locate internal injuries or bleeding, find subtle bone breaks and diagnose serious abdominal problems such as appendicitis, diverticulitis or bowel blockages.

Ultrasound

Advanced Urgent Care offers Ultrasound as another digital diagnostic tool for treating patients.

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce relatively precise images of your interior body.

The real-time 2D images produced during an ultrasound examination can provide crucial information during pregnancy, but is also used for diagnosing a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, kidney disease and gynecologic problems. One important advantage of Ultrasound is that it does not involve exposure to radiation.

Preparing for Testing

In order for your examination to have the highest quality outcome, you must comply with the preparation instructions for the specific test(s) your doctor has requested. We ask that you arrive at our center at least 15 minutes before your scheduled timePlease bring a photo ID and your insurance card(s) with you.

Test results will be forwarded to your physician as soon as possible following your exam. Your physician will inform you of the results. The staff at Advanced Urgent Care are not permitted to discuss any test results with you.

Instructions for CT Scans

CT WITHOUT CONTRAST: No special preparation for these tests.

CT WITH CONTRAST: Patient must be NPO for 4 (four) hours prior to test. Patient must have BUN and Creatinine lab results if over the age of 60 (sixty) and labs cannot be more than 2 (two) weeks old. If patient is diabetic, no Metformin for 24 (twenty-four) hours before and 48 (forty eight) hours after if BUN and Creatinine are normal. Oral contrast will be given 1 (one) hours before CT scan at our center if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior authorization with the patient’s insurance must be obtained by ordering provider before any testing.

Instructions for Ultrasound

ABDOMEN & GALLBLADDER: Nothing to eat or drink for 8 (eight) hours before test. Essential medications may be taken with a small sip amount of water.

PELVIC, BLADDER & OBSTETRICAL: Empty your bladder 1-1/2 (one and one-half) hours before your appointment. Drink 32 (thirty-two) ounces of clear liquid (water, Gatorade or tea) 1 (one) hour before your appointment. NO SODA and NO ENERGY DRINKS within 20 (twenty) minutes of your test. This test requires a full bladder. DO NOT EMPTY BLADDER BEFORE APPOINTMENT.

CAROTID, SCROTUM, THYROID, VASCULAR STUDIES, BREAST, RENAL & TRANSVAGINAL: No special preparation for these tests.