Radiology Consultants of Central Virginia

MRI & CT SCAN

MRI & MRA

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a very powerful magnet and sophisticated computer algorithms to create detailed images of your internal organs. It is complementary to CT Imaging and has revolutionized the practice of radiology. No radiation is used. Certain MRI scans require the use of intravenous contrast. To ensure patient safety, a detailed safety questionnaire must be completed to determine whether or not a patient can safely undergo an MRI.

CT & CTA

CT scanning is sometimes also called CAT scanning. It is a non-invasive exam performed in an open doughnut-shaped machine where radiation is used to produce data. Sophisticated computers create detailed images of the internal organs which would normally not be visible. Depending on the type of CT, intravenous and/or oral contrasts may be used as a method to obtain detailed angiographic images.

CT Lung Cancer Screening

A low dose CT machine takes images of the chest during a single breath-hold which can detect lung cancer much earlier than a chest x-ray.

CT Colonography

Virtual colonoscopy is a non-invasive CT technique to visualize your colon. No anesthesia, intravenous line, or colonoscopy is required. Air is introduced into your colon for accurate images to be obtained.

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