CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of the inside of the body.
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as strokes, bleeds, cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
The Radiologists of Nash X-Ray Associates work with the dedicated and experienced technologists and modern multi-slice CT scanners at Nash Hospitals to maximize image quality and minimize radiation exposure.
Areas of the body commonly assessed include:
- Abdomen & Pelvis
- Specialized vascular studies (CT Angiography). These can include the Chest to evaluate for blood clots in the pulmonary arteries, Neck Abdomen and Legs to evaluate for arterial blockages or narrowing
- Dedicated Multphase enhanced studies of the abdominal organs to evaluate tumors
The Radiologists of Nash X-Ray Associates in cooperation with the dedicated technologists and nurses at Nash Hospitals provide a spectrum of Vascular and Nonvascular Interventional procedures, including:
- Catheter placements and assessment
- Spinal injections for pain management
- Peripheral angiography and thrombolysis
- Identification and treatment of lower GI bleeding
- IVC filter placement
- Myelograms and Lumbar Punctures
- CT and ultrasound guided biospies of various organs, including liver, kidneys, lung, thyroid
- CT and ultrasound guided drainage procedures
- Musculoskeletal injections and arthrograms (placing dye in joints to evaluate tendon tears)
- Hysterosalpingogram – evaluation of the uterus and fallopian tubes for blockages
Specialized procedures also performed by Dr. Tillman Bailey include:
- Varicose Vein Therapy
- Tumor embolization procedures
Please contact Hardee’s Heart Center at 252.962.8206 for more information.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays).
Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate various parts of the body and determine the presence of certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography
Radiologists at Nash X-Ray Associates in conjunction with the highly trained and experienced technologists and state-of-the art scanners at Nash Hospitals, Inc. provide a full spectrum of MRI evaluations. Parts of the body routinely examined include:
- Extremities (knees, hips, shoulders, feet, hands, wrists)
- Abdomen (liver, kidneys, biliary system)
- MR Angiography, which provides a non-invasive assessment of blood flow in areas such as the brain, neck, kidneys and legs
Nuclear Medicine involves use of small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease.
The Radiologists of Nash X-Ray Associates in cooperation with the dedicated and caring Nuclear Medicine Department at Nash Hospitals provide an array of diagnostic and therapeutic exams including:
- Bone scans
- Lung scans
- Thyroid uptake and scans
- Thyroid ablation procedures
- Sentinel lymph node injections
- Liver/spleen scans
- Renal (kidney) scans
- Cardiac (heart) studies, in conjunction with Special Medicine
- GI bleeding scans
Nash Hospitals proudly offers on-site PET-CT imaging to the Rocky Mount community and surrounding areas. The Radiologists of Nash X-Ray Associates are skilled in the interpretation of these studies. PET-CT involves Nuclear Medicine (PET scan) to evaluate the “energy” usage of areas within the body along with CT to provide a picture of the area of this activity within the body. Cancer cells often have high “metabolic activity” or “energy” usage, which allows their detection.
PET-CT is often used in the initial assessment (staging) of cancer and to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer treatments.
Ultrasound involves using high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use radiation (as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
Working with the dedicated and experienced ultrasound technologists of Nash Hospitals, the Radiologists of Nash X-Ray Associates provide interpretation of a full range of ultrasound examinations, including:
- Abdomen, including gallbladder, bile ducts, kidneys, liver.
- Pelvic and Testicular ultrasound
- Obstetric ultrasound
- Thyroid ultrasound
- Breast ultrasound
- Vascular ultrasound
- Carotid (neck) arteries
- Leg veins
- Arm veins
- Pre-op dialysis vein mapping
Two fellowship trained breast imagers are among the Nash X-Ray Associates Radiologists providing service to Nash Hospital’s flagship Breast Care Center. The Radiologists work along with a team of caring and experienced technologists and Nurse Navigator to provide the highest level of breast care services found in the area. Nash Breast Care Center is the Rocky Mount area’s only facility with the American College of Radiology’s Breast Center of Excellence designation.
Services provided include:
- State-of-the-art digital mammography
- Screening and Diagnostic evaluations, with the only on-site interpretation offered in Rocky Mount. For all Diagnostic Mammograms, the Radiologist discusses the results with the patient at the time of the exam.
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Ultrasound-guided biopsies
- Stereotactic biopsies
- MRI-guided biopsies
- Bone Densitometry
- Needle localizations for surgery
Ultrasound-guided and Stereotactic Biopsies are performed on-site with results typically available the next business day.
Each mammography patient also completes a short Family History form. The Radiologists evaluate these for possible factors that would place the patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer, for which additional testing or shorter-interval breast evaluation might be warranted.
Please contact the Nash Breast Care Center at 252.962.6100 for more information.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
Fluoroscopy is an enhanced x-ray that produces a real-time image on a monitor. It is especially useful in diagnosing problems of the digestive tract.
The images are obtained by the dedicated technologists of Nash Hospitals. Radiologists at Nash X-Ray Associates view and interpret your images on a state-of-the-art digital PACS system to provide accurate diagnoses.