Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound What is a breast ultrasound? Breast ultrasounds are an important diagnostic imaging tool as they allow doctors to analyze the blood flow within the breast and can help identify any abnormalities within the breast itself. Breast ultrasounds are usually prescribed when changes are seen in mammograms, or when a change is felt but […]

Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound What is a thyroid ultrasound? A thyroid ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool used to create images of the thyroid gland within your neck. The thyroid gland is located just above your collar bones and is one of nine glands in the body that is responsible for making and sending hormones throughout your […]

Scrotal Ultrasound

Scrotal Ultrasound What is a scrotal ultrasound? Scrotal ultrasounds are an important tool when trying to observe and detect abnormalities in the testicles and surrounding area. More specifically, scrotal ultrasounds may be used to: Investigate lumps in your scrotum Investigate any testicular trauma Examine causes of pain or swelling to the testicles Investigate causes of […]

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound What is a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasounds are most commonly prescribed to check for blood clots and to assess blood flow to the brain. The most common vascular ultrasound is used to assess blood flow in the veins of your arms or legs when deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is suspected. In this procedure, […]

Facet Injections

Facet Injections What are facet injections? Facet joints are the small joints located at each segment of the spine. Their purpose is to provide stability for the spine and aid movement. Oftentimes, these joints can become sources of pain due to arthritis of the spine or injury. The intent of these injections is to provide […]

Disc Injections

Intradiscal Injections What are intradiscal injections? Intradiscal injections are often prescribed when there are issues diagnosing the source of lower back or leg pain through diagnostic imaging tools such as MRI or CT scans. If your doctor suspects that your intravertebral discs are at the root of your pain, they may recommend an intradiscal injection. […]

Medial Branch Block

Medial Branch Block What is a medial branch block? A medial branch block is a two-step diagnostic and treatment tool. Medial branch block is a procedure in which medication is injected into the facet joints on the spine. During this procedure, multiple injections are often performed at once. If immediate pain relief is realized post-injection […]

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation What is radiofrequency ablation? Radiofrequency ablation is the process of using heat generated by radio waves to eliminate a targeted nerve’s ability to send pain signals to the brain and is usually performed in the neck and back regions of the body. This treatment is beneficial when chronic pain has not improved with […]

Epidural Injections

Epidural Injections What are epidural injections? Epidural injections or disc injections, are a minimally invasive procedure in which neck, back, arm, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves is relieved. Injections into the fat filled area between the protective sack for spinal nerves and the vertebra, are provided in an effort to temporarily relieve […]

Nerve Root Block

Nerve Root Block What is a nerve root block? Nerve root injections are often prescribed when there are issues diagnosing the source of spinal pain through diagnostic imaging tools such as MRI or CT scans, but it is apparent that spinal nerves are at the root of the patients’ pain. In this procedure, a steroid […]