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Tate Diagnostic now offers a softer more comfortable Mammogram with our new Hologic Selenia Dimensions machine and its optional Mammography Breast Pad. All of our patients have said that it is the best Mammogram they’ve ever had. We have a stylish Mammography suite with designer patient gowns to match the personality of our patients. Are you a snow leopard, Monet flower or pink and white polkadot kind of gal? Well we have options for you. We accept most insurances and no doctors order is needed for screening exams. We allow for drop ins but recommend making an appointment. We take care of everything. Including getting your previous exams from other facilities.
Did you know that your insurance fully covers your screening exam? Don’t worry about your co-pay or deductible as there is no out of pocket expense for you.
Bone densitometry, or DEXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures. DEXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It’s also the most accurate method for diagnosing osteoporosis.
Body Composition Testing
A DEXA Body Scan is the most precise and reliable body fat test available. The 10 minute test measures total body fat and includes the exact breakdown of bone mass, fat tissue, and muscle in your body. Your results are not an estimate, they are exact.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Below are details about some of our Diagnostic Ultrasound Services:
Obstetric Ultrasound is a standard part of prenatal care. Pregnancy ultrasounds provide important information about the mother’s health, due date, and the growth and development of the baby. It’s the most accurate way to confirm if the mother is carrying more than one baby.
Nuchal Translucency Scan is performed during the first trimester of pregnancy between 11 and 13 weeks. An NT Scan uses ultrasound technology to assess the developing baby’s risk of having Down Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, as well as major congenital heart problems by measuring the clear space in the tissue at the back of the baby’s neck. This scan is not used for diagnosis, it only assesses the risk of certain problems to help decide if further testing is necessary.
A Biophysical Profile is commonly done in the third trimester of pregnancy to learn about and baby’s health. Special ultrasound methods are used to track movement, increases in fetal heart rate with movement, muscle tone, breathing rate, and the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. Some women with high risk pregnancies may have a Biophysical Profile every week or twice a week during the last trimester.
Pelvic Transabdominal and Transvaginal Ultrasound
This exam looks at the organs in the pelvis. During a transabdominal ultrasound a small transducer is gently moved around the abdomen to view the pelvic organs. For a transvaginal ultrasound, a probe is placed 2-3 inches inside the vagina to closely examine female reproductive organs.
Complete Abdominal Ultrasound
An abdominal ultrasound is a noninvasive way to see the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and the blood vessels that lead to these organs.
This is a painless diagnostic exam that produces images of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to the kidneys.
Ultrasound is used as an alternative method to examine the breasts for those who cannot be exposed to x-ray or as a supplemental diagnostic tool to obtain more information about an abnormality.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound
Early diagnosis and treatment of a narrowed carotid artery can decrease the risk of stroke. Ultrasound imaging is used to diagnose a narrowed carotid artery usually caused by buildup of plaque.
This is exam is used to produce images and further evaluate lumps or nodules in the thyroid usually found during a routine physical exam or or other imaging exam.
A testicular ultrasound examines the testicles, the scrotum, and the tube that connects the testicles to the prostate gland. It is useful in detecting masses, swelling, fluid inside the scrotum, and torsion or twisting of the spermatic cord which can cut off blood supply to the testicles. It’s used to find an undescended testicle. Ultrasound is also used to guide a biopsy needle for a testicular biopsy.
Ultrasound is used to determine the presence of blood clots in leg veins known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
3D, 4D, and HDLive Pregnancy Ultrasounds
Our 3D, 4D and HDLive Ultrasound Technologies produce beautiful and accurate images of your baby in the womb. Our intimate rooms are designed to ensure your session is delightful. We encourage you to invite your family and friends so they too can take part in this wonderful experience. You will view all images and live motion video of your baby on a large screen in a warm and comfortable setting. These services are not covered by your insurance but can be added for an additional charge to your obstetric ultrasound appointment.