CT Scan, X-ray, Ultrasound

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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.

CT Scan

Computerized tomography (CT) 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. CT scans can be incredibly useful in locating internal injuries or bleeding, finding subtle bone breaks and in diagnosing serious abdominal problems such as appendicitis, diverticulitis or bowel blockages.

At AUC, our 64-slice CT is superior than other scanners because it provides images of actual blood flow in arteries and veins – allowing our doctors to find blockages, blood clots and aneurysms with impeccable accuracy. 

Our 64-slice scanner also allows us to conduct lung cancer screenings and calcium scoring testing.

PLEASE NOTE:

*Appointments must be made for CT Scans. No doctor referral is needed for calcium scoring, however it is also not covered by insurance. ($100 cash price). This test may save your life.

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-ray is a form of imaging where sensors are used to look for complications inside the body. With digital technology, there’s no chemical processing of the film, which saves time, cost and is better for the environment. Just like your digital camera, these x-rays allow medical professionals to enlarge and enhance the images – providing you with a more reliable and accurate diagnosis. Your studies can then be easily transmitted to a disc for review by a radiologist or other physician. 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound, also called sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce 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

 

Please make an appointment for your diagnostic testing by calling our office at (305)-294-0011.

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) hour 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. Cardiac calcium scoring does not require a doctor’s referral.

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.