Imaging for Women at USA Health
USA Health offers women a full range of imaging services using the latest technology and expert diagnostic capabilities.
Bone Density Scans
Our densitometer can do a full body scan and measurement of your bone density to detect calcium level needs and osteoporosis risk. This advanced technology takes only three minutes and can be used while the patient is fully clothed.
This test is used to determine whether a patient is experiencing premature labor. The test is similar to a Pap smear and results are available within two hours.
Mammography is a technique that uses X-ray technology to detect and diagnose tumors of the breast. There are two different kinds of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. Screening mammograms are used to detect tumors and calcifications that are too small to be felt. During a screening mammogram, a technician will take two or more X-ray pictures of each breast. If you show signs or symptoms of breast cancer, a diagnostic mammogram can be used to get a more detailed picture of the breast. A diagnostic mammogram is immediately evaluated by a radiologist, so you’ll receive your results during your appointment.
3D mammography uses CT technology to take multiple pictures of the breast in thin sections. These images are compiled to create a detailed digital image of the breast. Women with dense breast tissue may benefit from 3D mammography as this technology gives us a clearer and more detailed picture of the breast.
Mammography can detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable. A yearly screening mammogram is recommended for women 40 and older. Learn more about mammography.
We are the first health care provider in Alabama certified to provide this leading-edge, noninvasive screening for the early detection of Down syndrome and other chromosomal anomalies. When combined with a simple blood test, nuchal translucency can detect more than 90 percent of patients at risk for Down syndrome and 97 percent of those at risk for Trisomy 18.
Open MRI provides the same level and quality of imaging found in traditional closed MRI but is much more comfortable for the patient. An Open MRI doesn’t enclose the patient completely, but is open on the sides alleviating claustrophobic feelings and allowing for easier patient repositioning.
Our cutting-edge digital radiology system provides faster exams, superior images and quicker results. This technology can help diagnose everything from broken bones to digestive conditions and is designed for patient comfort.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to provide images of structures inside your body. This noninvasive technique is commonly used during pregnancy to help your physician monitor the progression of your pregnancy and development of your baby. Ultrasound is also used in evaluating and diagnosing many gynecological conditions.