Athena x-ray and ultrasound facilities
Our onsite x-ray and ultrasound facilities offer a variety of scanning for both outpatients and inpatients.
An x-ray is invisible electromagnetic energy produced using electric power and an x-ray tube. When electricity is applied to the x-ray tube, it creates electromagnetic energy in the form of an x-ray beam. The x-ray beam is focused on a body part, where it creates an image (called a radiograph) of the dense structures inside the body.
Getting an x-ray is a painless procedure. Modern equipment produces high-quality images using the lowest possible amount of radiation.
The Ultrasound section performs a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures. Areas of particular expertise include high risk obstetrical ultrasound, thyroid nodule diagnosis and fine needle aspiration, and gynecologic imaging.
Diagnostic studies include the following examinations:
- Renal transplant
- Abdominal Doppler
Interventional procedures include:
- Thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration
- Native and transplant renal biopsies
- Biopsy of suspected malignancy
- Ovarian cyst drainage
- Abscess drainage
- Renal cyst puncture