On-Site Medical Imaging for Atlanta-Area Patients
GI Specialists of Georgia provides Atlanta-area patients with on-site medical imaging services, such as ultrasound and FibroScan imagery. The gastrointestinal (GI) imaging we offer allows us to detect any abnormalities, often while they are still treatable. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for high-quality, on-site GI imaging. For more than 30 years, Atlanta-area patients have trusted the GI Specialists of Georgia with their digestive system imaging needs.
We Offer Two Types of Medical Imaging
By using ultrasounds and FibroScans, the GI Specialists of Georgia can identify any problems that you may be experiencing. These topical, non-invasive, painless procedures visualize soft tissues that can help explain issues with your digestive system. Digestive system imaging such as ultrasounds and FibroScans is important because it can help detect problems while still treatable. Below, we’ve gone into detail about the ins and outs of ultrasound imaging and FibroScan imaging.
What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging also referred to as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize soft tissues such as internal organs. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating various diseases and conditions. Abdominal ultrasound imaging is performed to evaluate the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, abdominal aorta, and additional blood vessels of the abdomen. Ultrasounds help diagnose various conditions, including abdominal pain or distention, abnormal liver function, enlarged abdominal organ, stones in the gallbladder or kidney, an aneurysm in the aorta, and more. After the exam is complete, the images taken will be analyzed, and a report will be sent to your doctor. Your doctor will then share the results with you.
What is a FibroScan?
FibroScan imaging also referred to as transient elastography, is a non-invasive way to reveal any fibrosis (scarring or stiffness) or fatty deposits within the liver. It is a quick and simple test that works using ultrasound technology. Patients should not eat or drink four hours before undergoing a FibroScan. During FibroScans, patients are instructed to lay on their backs with their right arms raised above their heads. From there, a gel is applied to the skin, and a probe is placed on the right side of the ribcage. On average, a FibroScan will last approximately 15 minutes. Once the exam is complete, the overseeing physician will review the results and help manage any patient’s liver health problems.
Contact Us Today for Medical Imaging
At GI Specialists of Georgia, you can expect high-quality, on-site medical imaging. We offer ultrasound imagery and FibroScan imagery and a wide range of additional, comprehensive gastrointestinal services. Our services range from anesthesia to telehealth appointments. We offer high-quality treatment that combines a compassionate bedside manner with state-of-the-art technology. We can diagnose a broad spectrum of digestive disorders in addition to colon cancer by using colonoscopies. If you need medical imaging or another GI-related service, contact us today.