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The Purpose of a DEXA Scan and Why You Might Need One

DEXA scan stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and the purpose of a DEXA scan is to measure bone loss.


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Meet our Employee of Quarter for our Technical Division: Shauna D., Research Project Coordinator/Imaging Services AA: Shauna demonstrated excellent leadership skills in the recent renovation of Suite 100. She was part of a multi-disciplinary team that met with contractors, architects, and THD building engineering to develop and implement the renovation plan. During the renovation process, […]


Explaining the Safety of Radiation Used During an X-Ray

You may be shocked to find out about all the sources of radiation that are around us each and every day. What’s more shocking is the amount of radiation that we may be absorbing.


Employee of the Quarter : Kari O

We wanted to share with you our Employee of the Quarter, she actually was awarded last quarter and we will have 2 new ones announced very soon for Quarter 2 as well! This is one of our favorite things to share with our media outlets and showcase our wonderful staff! Meet Kari! Kari O – […]


Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G

Meet our Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G. Marina G. – Scheduling Marina has just met her year with SWDIC and has already proven herself to be a valuable employee. Her productivity is the highest in the Scheduling department and is incredibly accurate. She works to ensure her callers are satisfied with […]


5 Types Of X-Rays And How They Are Used

There are a huge number of conditions that would be much more difficult, if not impossible to diagnose without the use of X-rays and other imaging technologies. From a simple toothache to a condition as complex as breast cancer, physicians and patients both would be playing a guessing game without the invention of X-rays.


A Guide To Imaging Scans For Those Who Are Claustrophobic

If you begin to sweat and find your heart pounding when you enter an elevator full of people, you may have claustrophobia. Those who are even mildly claustrophobic find it uncomfortable to fly or even go through a tunnel when traveling.


What Can An Ultrasound Tell You?

Friends and relatives of a pregnant mom are treated to pictures and videos of the growing fetus these days through social media platforms like Facebook, so it’s no surprise that ultrasounds are done earlier and earlier. An ultrasound can tell you many secrets like the gender of the baby unlike decades ago when it would […]


What Is the Difference Between a CT Scan and MRI?

A CT scan and MRI are both non invasive and low risk tools used by doctors to diagnose specific conditions. They both produce images of the inside of our body, but what are the differences between a CT scan and MRI, and when are they used?


How A Chest X-ray Can Help Diagnose Conditions Like COPD

A one time chest X-ray can help diagnose conditions like COPD, but even more importantly, it can be used to determine how a particular disease is progressing or if a prescribed treatment is working. In this case, a series of chest X-rays will be ordered so the doctor can quickly see any changes or improvements.