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Emergency radiology refers to the imaging exams doctors use to diagnose a traumatic injury or acute illness. Emergency radiology exams include:
Wait at home, not in the emergency room. Use St. Rose Dominican hospitals' online waiting service to select your estimated arrival time for CT scan in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.
You may need emergency radiology to diagnose the following conditions:
Emergency radiology takes place in a St. Rose Dominican radiology department. The goal is to provide final results as quickly as possible to help make a diagnosis and guide treatment.
Ultrasound and X-rays are relatively easy, fast ways to image a part of the body. Because it does not use radiation, ultrasound is good for diagnosing problems in children. Often, portable ultrasound machines and X-ray machines are available at the bedside.
Ultrasound, X-rays, and CT scans take less time than MRI. However, MRI is better at showing detail in internal organs and soft tissues, including the brain and heart. CT scans are excellent for injuries with bony structures, such as the spine. Keep in mind you may have a combination of imaging studies to fully diagnose your condition.
Doctors rely heavily on emergency radiology services to provide a diagnosis and quickly devise a treatment plan.
St. Rose Dominican hospitals offers emergency services, including radiology, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.