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  • Imaging Center | Bay Area Regional Medical Center |Clear Lake, Texas
    Neurology Neurosurgery NICU Obstetrics Orthopedics Physical occupational and speech therapy Surgery Women s health Women s Imaging Center Resources Calendar e Newsletters Health library Health tools Find a physician Careers Search jobs Volunteer Contact us Imaging What s going on beneath the surface of your skin Diagnostic imaging can help you find out and there s no better place to go than the imaging center at Bay Area Regional Medical Center Why choose us At Bay Area Regional our team of experienced imaging specialists is dedicated to providing compassionate care with a patient centered focus Our team can provide imaging tests such as MRIs and CT scans with some of the most advanced technology available Our goal is to quickly and accurately provide you and your physician with the answers you need to diagnose and develop a treatment plan to get you back to the things you love Imaging tests we offer Bay Area Regional s imaging center can provide you with a full range of tests including CT scans Fluoroscopy procedures Mammograms MRIs Nuclear medicine procedures Ultrasounds X rays Schedule an imaging test appointment If your physician orders a test such as an X ray or MRI please call

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  • CT scan | Bay Area Regional Medical Center
    64 slice CT scanner Our experienced and skilled professionals are committed to treating every person with respect and compassion What is a CT scan CT is short for computed tomography It is sometimes called a CAT scan CT scans use X rays to produce detailed cross sectional pictures often called slices of the inside of the body These pictures can help doctors and radiologists quickly and accurately diagnose a wide range of problems such as cancer heart disease pulmonary embolism spinal problems injuries and more CT scans are particularly good at quickly and accurately creating pictures of tissues in the chest abdomen pelvis and all extremities CT can also be used in some instances where a patient has a pacemaker or ferrous metal in their body and cannot have an MRI Some CT scans involve nothing more than lying down on a table and resting quietly for a moment or two while the machine hums around you But some tests involve dye injections Those shots make internal structures easier for your doctor to see CT scans are usually quick and painless Diagnostic imaging with a CT scan The CT scan equipment at Bay Area Regional is truly exceptional Our machines can capture up to 64 different images of your body at the same time and are ideal for in depth examinations of solid structures like bones and tissues Our radiology technologists can help you prepare for the test by showing you the equipment and how it works You are able to talk with your technologist during the entire test Once the test is complete a radiologist will look over your CT scan and write a comprehensive report for your doctor We know you ll want those results as quickly as possible so we ensure that our team writes reports without

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  • MRI | Bay Area Regional Medical Center |Clear Lake, Texas
    of technologists and radiologists has experience skills and expertise you can count on An MRI test can provide doctors with clear images of your body that they can use to diagnose health problems The test is painless but it can be daunting for some people because traditional MRI machines are tight spaces that can feel a bit claustrophobic At Bay Area Regional we offer a different MRI option Our wide bore MRI machine provides more space during the test which creates a more comfortable experience without sacrificing any image quality What is an MRI MRI machines use powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body The test doesn t use radiation and the images it creates are clearer and more detailed than those provided by some other types of imaging tests When you re dealing with issues involving ligaments cartilage or blood vessels an MRI might be your doctor s go to tool An MRI might also be used for a brain or breast cancer diagnosis while a cardiac MRI might help your doctor to diagnose heart disease MRIs done with compassion When you choose Bay Area Regional for your MRI testing you have

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  • Nuclear medicine | Webster, Texas | Bay Area Regional Medical Center
    in the fight against disease And now you can tap into the latest and greatest in nuclear imaging close to home at Bay Area Regional in the Houston Bay Area What is nuclear medicine Diseases begin with microscopic changes that take hold deep within the cells of the body These tiny changes might be invisible in X rays and MRIs but they are most clear in a nuclear medicine scan Nuclear tests give physicians the opportunity to monitor the health of your body at the cellular and molecular level People undergoing nuclear medicine testing are given very small amounts of radioactive materials Doctors can monitor how the body processes these chemicals which can help them identify diseases very early on before other tests would have found them Nuclear medicine tests can help your doctor spot and treat all sorts of illnesses including Alzheimer s disease Cancer Heart disease Kidney disease Microscopic bone breaks High tech testing done with care Diagnostic imaging with nuclear techniques is safe and painless It is a specialized form of medicine and you need trained professionals that can handle the machines in the right way At Bay Area Regional our nuclear medicine technologists have many years

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  • Schedule an x-ray | Bay Area Regional Medical Center | Clear Lake, Texas
    X ray The X ray technologists and imaging staff are committed to providing exceptional care for you and your loved ones We are proud to offer some of the latest and most cutting edge digital equipment with expert radiologists available 24 7 365 to read X ray films In fact the digital equipment at Bay Area Regional Medical Center provides 60 percent less radiation exposure than older X ray equipment An X ray definition X rays use very small doses of radiation to create pictures of the inside of the body Radiologists and X ray technologists are trained to perform these tests using as little radiation as possible When done properly X rays are safe and the benefits greatly outweigh any risks X rays are often used to diagnose an injury like a broken bone They can also be used to look for infection to look for breast problems mammography or to check for signs of osteoporosis bone densitometry Digital X rays The latest technology The Bay Area Regional imaging team uses digital X ray machines This equipment can produce sharp images your doctor can examine on a computer screen Your doctor can make the images bigger or smaller with

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  • Breast cancer screening | Bay Area Regional Medical Center
    The clearer that image is the better Since cancers can start with lumps that are spectacularly small it makes sense to look for mammogram providers who use advanced equipment that can spot those small areas of concern Bay Area Regional has that equipment For your mammogram we can provide you with 3 D mammography equipment so your doctor has a better chance of seeing areas of concern Our digital mammography equipment can produce results quickly and your records will be easy to access in digital form What to expect during a mammogram While mammography is of vital importance to your long term health the procedure can be a little uncomfortable We understand Our radiology technologists are encouraged and empowered to do what it takes to help you feel comfortable They ll show you around the computer aided mammography equipment and answer your questions before the test starts and they ll make every possible effort to ensure your comfort As the test progresses you might feel a little pressure or squeezing but you should not feel pain If you do your mammogram technologist will be right there to adjust your position so your images will be clear and you will be

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  • Neurology | Find a Neurologist | Bay Area Regional Medical Center
    sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities What does a neurologist do Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis treatment and management of disorders of the brain spinal cord and peripheral nervous system Neurologists can treat a wide range of conditions including Altered sensation Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS or Lou Gehrig s disease Dementia such as Alzheimer s disease Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system such as multiple sclerosis MS Encephalitis Meningitis Migraine and other forms of headache Muscle weakness Myasthenia Gravis Parkinson s disease and other movement disorders Peripheral nerve disease Post concussion syndrome Seizure disorders such as epilepsy Speech and language disorders Spinal cord disorders Stroke Traumatic brain injury What exams does a neurologist perform Your brain spinal cord and nerves intricate together which makes the testing and examination of the nervous system quite complex These are some of the procedures used in neurology diagnostics Biopsy Cerebrospinal fluid analysis Computed tomography CT scan of the brain and spinal cord Computed tomography angiography CTA of the head and neck Electroencephalography EEG to evaluate seizure disorders Electromyography EMG to study peripheral nerve disease muscle disease and neuromuscular disorders Fluoroscopy Magnetic resonance angiography MRA of the head and neck Magnetic resonance

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  • Neurosurgery | Bay Area Regional Medical Center
    Women s health Women s Imaging Center Resources Calendar e Newsletters Health library Health tools Find a physician Careers Search jobs Volunteer Contact us Neurosurgery At Bay Area Regional Medical Center our team of neurosurgery specialists is dedicated to delivering comprehensive patient centered care with compassion Neurosurgeons on the medical staff are world renowned experts who take pride in offering innovative surgery techniques in our first class facility that is close to home Health problems treated with neurosurgery Our neurosurgery team regularly treats problems such as Back problems like herniated discs and spinal stenosis Neck pain or neck injuries Nerve disorders Spinal cord injuries World class neurosurgery facilities In a field like neurosurgery the facilities and equipment your surgeon has access to are important Bay Area Regional has invested in some of the latest neurological equipment so our team can provide you with in depth diagnostics and world class care Our imaging department can perform X ray or MRI studies so your neurologist will know just what s happening below the surface of your skin Recovery after neurosurgery is in our comfortable private rooms at Bay Area Regional Find out more about neurosurgery For people in Clear Lake and the

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