ECRMC Nuclear Medicine Services in Imperial Valley
Trusted Diagnostics at El Centro Regional Medical Center
Nuclear medicine refers to procedures that use a safe amount of radioactive
material to diagnose medical issues or treat disease. Nuclear medicine
allows doctors and specialists to see inside the body of the patient and
make informed decisions about their health and any needed treatment. These
procedures are safe and only expose patients to the same amount of radiation
as a traditional x-ray.
Forms of Nuclear Medicine
Mammography is one of the most common forms of nuclear medicine. A mammogram
is a noninvasive procedure administered to detect signs of breast cancer.
There are two forms of mammography available at El Centro Regional Medical
Center: traditional diagnostic mammograms and the stereotactic breast biopsy.
Diagnostic mammograms capture two angles on each breast in addition to any additional angles
that may be needed.
stereotactic breast biopsy may be prescribed when a patient or doctor has found a lump in the breast.
This type of mammogram uses ionizing radiation to guide where the technology
should be capturing images—and often saves patients from having
to submit to a surgical biopsy. There are specific instructions and requirements
for each type of mammogram. El Centro Regional Medical Center can provide
patients information about what they can expect and how they can prepare
for their upcoming mammogram.
Bone density testing and
ultrasounds are also regularly used at El Centro Regional Medical Center to evaluate
the health of patients. For more information on ECRMC nuclear medicine
services in Imperial Valley, call the hospital today to speak with the staff.
Call the facility at 760.339.7100 today.