Services

Diagnostic Medical Imaging

We strive to provide our patients with quality healthcare services by delivering timely state of the art medical imaging services with compassion and care.

Learn more about our services below.

Nuclear Medicine Scan

Nuclear Medicine Scans

Nuclear medicine procedures are used in diagnosing and treating certain illnesses. These procedures use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals. Examples of diseases treated with nuclear medicine procedures are hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, lymphomas, and bone pain from some types of cancer.

Nuclear scans use radioactive substances to see structures and functions inside your body. They use a special camera that detects radioactivity. Before the test, you receive a small amount of radioactive material. You will receive the medicine as an injection. 

PET scans do not diagnose cancer; they only show areas of abnormal uptake of the tracer material. Other diseases can produce “hot spots”, such as infection.

Are Nuclear Scans Safe?

  • Yes, nuclear scans are safe!
  • The doses of radiation are very small, and the radionuclides have a low risk of being toxic or causing an allergic reaction.
  • Their effectiveness in diagnosing disease means that the benefits normally outweigh the low risk.
  • There are no known long-term adverse effects from such low-dose exposure.
  • Some potential side effects that might occur include: bleeding, soreness or swelling at the injection site, and allergic reactions to the radiopharmaceutical, however these are extremely rare.

Bone Scans

Diagnosing

A bone scan is an imaging test used to help diagnose problems with your bones. A bone scan is a good way to view and document abnormal metabolic activity in the bones.

Cancer Detection

Your doctor may order a bone scan if you have unexplained skeletal pain, a bone infection, or a bone injury that can’t be seen on a standard X-ray. A bone scan can also be an important tool for detecting cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the bone from the tumor’s original location, such as the breast or prostate.

Technological Innovation

The Philips Forte (formerly ADAC Forte) gamma camera with acquisition and sophisticated detector technology is one of the most advanced gamma camera systems available today. Forte provides exceptional clinical flexibility, enhanced department worlflow, and a platform for emerging molecular imaging agents.

GE Logiq Ultrasound Technology

Ultrasound Scans

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures  within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe procedure that uses low-power sound waves. There are no known risks.

No Radiation

An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision. Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation.

Versatility

Ultrasound is used to create images of soft tissue structures, such as the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, prostate, thyroid, and other organs and parts of the body. Ultrasound can also measure the flow of blood in the arteries to detect blockages.

Diagnosing

An ultrasound can evaluate metabolic bone disease, assess joint inflammation and diagnose gallbladder disease. An abdominal ultrasound is one of the primary tests used to find an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How Long will my procedure take?

Actual procedure times vary depending on your particular needs.

If you have additional questions, please call our office at (713) 955-2142

How Should I Prepare For My Exam?

Most ultrasound exams require no preparation. However, there are a few exceptions.

For some scans, your doctor may ask that you not eat or drink for a certain period of time before the exam.

Young children may need additional preparation. When scheduling an ultrasound for yourself or your child, ask your doctor if there are any specific instructions you will need to follow.

If you have additional questions, please call our office at (713) 955-2142

How Soon Will The Scan Results Be Available?

You will not receive any results from the technician. He or she will send the images to a radiologist to interpret the images, write their report, and deliver the results to your doctor via the internal computer system. This process usually takes less than 24 hours.

After your doctor reviews the report, he or she will call you with the results.

AngelCare guarantees a 24-48 hour turnaround time to your doctor’s office.

If you have additional questions, please call our office at (713) 955-2142

What Should I Wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that is loose fitting for the best results. We suggest a loose fitting shirt paired with jogging or yoga pants.

You may be asked to remove jewelry (including any piercings) before your exam, so it’s a good idea to leave any valuables at home.

If you have additional questions, please call our office at (713) 955-2142

What insurance do you take?

We take most insurance carriers including Medicare and Medicaid. 

We encourage you to confirm by calling our office at (713) 955-2142

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(713) 955-2142
Fax: (817) 476-8554

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17490 Highway 3, Suite B400
Webster, TX 77598

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AngelCare

17490 Hwy 3, Suite B400
Webster, TX 77598

713-955-2142
support@angelcareimaging.com

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