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General Radiology in Arlington, TX

What Is General Radiology?

General radiology is a form of medical imaging in which pictures are produced of the body's internal structures so that physicians can diagnose and treat ailments. Medical imaging is performed on-site at USMD Hospital at Arlington utilizing the latest in nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI, X-ray, and CT scans. If a physician has recommended diagnostic imaging for you, rest assured that you are in capable hands with our expert radiologists. Contact our hospital in Arlington, TX to learn more about our general radiology services.

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What are the Benefits of General Radiology?

There are many reasons we recommend general radiology as a diagnostic tool in Arlington, TX. These include:

  • Non-invasive: Unlike other diagnostic procedures, such as exploratory surgery, general radiology does not require any incisions or invasive methods.
  • Quick results: In most cases, the images produced by general radiology can be seen soon after the test is complete, allowing for a quicker diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Safe: The amount of radiation we use is very low and deemed safe for patients. Our equipment at USMD Hospital at Arlington is also maintained to ensure complete accuracy and safety.
  • Versatile: General radiology can be used on various parts of the body, making it a versatile tool for diagnosing different ailments. It can also help monitor your progress during ongoing treatment.

Types of General Radiology Technology

USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to bring the latest in advanced radiology technology to the Dallas/Fort Worth community. Such technologies include:

  • Nuclear Medicine: This form of imaging uses a special kind of radiation in order to more clearly see the soft tissues inside the body.
  • Ultrasound: Also called sonography, this type of medical imaging uses sound waves to produce images of the organs and tissues.
  • MRI: Also called magnetic resonance imaging, an MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to produce images of the body's internal structures.
  • CT: Also called computerized tomography, a CT scan takes x-ray images from different angles to create comprehensive images.
  • General Imaging: Tests that take detailed images of the body's internal structures to help diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and conditions.

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When Is General Radiology Performed?

At USMD Hospital at Arlington, radiologists work to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care possible. General radiology might be performed in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • Diagnosing fractured or broken bones
  • Locating foreign objects in soft tissues
  • Locating tumors
  • Detecting internal injuries and bleeding
  • Detecting and diagnosing diseases and conditions
  • Guiding a surgery, biopsy, or other procedure
What Diagnostic Imaging Tests Are Performed by Our Radiology Department?
USMD Hospital at Arlington utilizes the latest in advanced imaging technologies to ensure you receive superior diagnostic care. Our advanced radiology department features the necessary equipment for nuclear medicine, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, fluoroscopy procedures, and x-ray imaging. The type of imaging test you receive will depend on your specific needs.
Is General Radiology Safe?
General radiology is considered a safe and minimally invasive means of helping to diagnose conditions and diseases as well as investigate symptoms. Our expert radiologists are extensively trained to ensure your utmost safety during your general radiology appointment. If you have further questions about your diagnostic imaging, then please discuss them with your radiologist.
Will I Need a Physician Referral to Have Diagnostic Imaging Performed?

In most cases, general radiology is performed at the request of a physician to help diagnose illnesses or identify causes of symptoms. Our advanced radiology department typically operates with a physician’s referral.

Is General Radiology Covered by Insurance?
Your advanced imaging services may be covered in part by your insurance provider. We recommend contacting your carrier prior to your diagnostic imaging to discuss your benefits with them and ensure you fully understand what is covered. Our team will assist you in navigating billing to help you better afford the care you require. For more information on general radiology, please contact USMD Hospital at Arlington.

Advanced Imaging for Superior Treatment

USMD Hospital at Arlington proudly offers advanced general radiology and a team of experienced radiologists to help take detailed images of your internal structures so that your physicians can better diagnose and treat you. General radiology is safe, minimally invasive, and virtually painless. If you are in need of medical imaging in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington, TX, you can expect top-of-the-line care at our facility. Contact USMD Hospital at Arlington to learn more about our advanced general radiology options and how our team can help you in your journey to a better quality of life.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.