General Medical Imaging

Welcome to the general medical imaging posts page. Here you’ll discover information regarding the various medical imaging procedures, modalities, and equipment and technology used. You can find information about the procedure itself, how to be more comfortable, what your results may mean, and your options for scheduling and payment. 

We strive to be the ultimate resource for medical imaging information, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact one of our friendly radiology representatives for more information. For all of your diagnostic imaging needs locate the Touchstone Imaging location near you and schedule your appointment today!

71 LOCATIONS AND GROWING!

Touchstone Imaging is a national network of outpatient medical imaging centers that boasts more than 71 locations in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, Montana, and Arkansas — and, we are growing!

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDICAL IMAGING

Medical imaging encompasses a wide range of radiological and ultrasound technologies that can be extremely useful in the identification and diagnosis of disease. To better understand what these various types of medical imaging are used for and how they may be of assistance to your personal wellbeing, we’ve written this helpful blog.

HOW ARE X-RAYS PRODUCED?

In this article, we’ll review how X-rays work, how they were discovered, and how their history lives on today in their many important uses in the medical imaging and diagnostic industries.

TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE 3D MAMMOGRAPHY

3D mammography is a solution to this visualization problem. Like the pages of a book that are stacked and bound together, 3D mammography produces multiple images of the breast tissue at top, middle, and bottom regions. This process provides a comprehensive representation of the tissue, including its internal (and otherwise invisible) layers.

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: WHAT MEDICAL IMAGING TELLS US

In a valiant attempt to contain the spread of the virus and diagnose its pathology, medical imaging specialists are using CT scans and X-rays to study the lungs of infected patients.

SPRAINS, STRAINS, DISLOCATIONS, AND BREAKS — HOW MEDICAL IMAGING REVEALS THE DIFFERENCE

The technology of medical imaging allows your medical provider to take a look inside your body to identify the exact location and cause of your pain as well as determine the extent of the damage. This helps your provider create a treatment plan that optimizes healing and offers the best chances of a full recovery.

WHAT THE NEW YEAR MEANS FOR YOUR DEDUCTIBLE

It is important for you to understand your medical benefits and policy details so that you can maximize your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses, as well as let you know exactly what you are responsible for. This can help you better plan the rest of the year and avoid unexpected medical bills.

WHAT MEDICAL IMAGING CAN REVEAL ABOUT YOUR JOINTS

Join us in today’s post as we discuss what medical imaging can reveal to your medical team about your joints.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

September has been designated childhood cancer awareness month to shed light on diseases that affect a small population of children but also thousands of people who care for them. In today’s post, we will discuss some childhood cancer statistics and how Touchstone Imaging is helping.

FREQUENTLY NOT-SO-COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAL IMAGING

We believe that just because a question is less relevant, that it is no less important, so join us as we answer your medical imaging questions.

USING MEDICAL IMAGING TO VERIFY ACCURACY

While diagnostic imaging is a very important factor in diagnosing and treating ailments, medical imaging is also useful in other medical applications. In today’s post, we are going to explore some of the ways medical imaging can be used to verify accuracy in treatments and procedures.

YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS BELONG TO YOU

In today’s post, we will give you insight on a few major things HIPAA provisioned for you and your medical records and what it means for you.

LUNG DISEASES THAT CHEST IMAGING CAN REVEAL

The most common areas of the body that are imaged to reveal conditions or diseases are the chest, abdomen, and head. In today’s post, we are going to highlight chest scans and what they can reveal to an investigating medical team.

3 WAYS MEDICAL IMAGING GUIDES TREATMENT PLANS

Image-guided treatment is the use of medical imaging before, during, and after medical interventions. Images from x-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and other modalities are used in the planning, performing, and evaluating the process.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR MEDICAL IMAGING SPECIALIST — AND THE ONES THEY CAN’T ANSWER

Join us in a discussion of what questions you should ask your medical imaging specialist and which ones they cannot answer. We hope today’s post will help reduce your anxiety, quell some fears, and perhaps answer some questions you may haven’t thought of, yet.

STAT AND ROUTINE — UNDERSTANDING TIMELINES FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

Based on the perceived urgency of the information that the prescription is needed, it will be identified as STAT, priority, or routine.

THE DEADLIEST CANCERS — WHAT TOUCHSTONE IMAGING IS DOING TO CHANGE THE WAY WE VIEW CANCER

Follow along today as we review the most common and the deadliest cancers, and how medical imaging tests at Touchstone Imaging can help.

DOS AND DON’TS WITH MEDICAL IMAGING SCANS

Your doctor has ordered a test and now you want to know what’s next? Is it safe? What does this mean? In all the confusion, Touchstone Imaging is here to make sure your medical imaging test process is seamless, and you know exactly what is happening and how to prepare.

TOUCHSTONE IMAGING IS ACR CERTIFIED

Touchstone Imaging is proud to hold accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This is a hard-earned honor that recognizes the quality of our medical imaging services.

THE TOUCHSTONE DIFFERENCE

Welcome to Touchstone Medical Imaging! Our core values include state-of-the-art equipment, the most qualified radiologists, and superior customer service for the patients and communities we serve.

NEW YEAR, NEW DEDUCTIBLE – WHY NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR MEDICAL IMAGING

At the beginning of the year, it is important that you understand how your insurance works and what you are responsible for. Aspects that you should understand include deductibles and your maximum out-of-pocket expenses.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDICAL IMAGING?

In this article, we’ll outline the various types of medical imaging services that we offer and the differences between them. We hope this helps you know more about your upcoming exam or procedure, or simply stay educated regarding a potential procedure.

MEDICAL IMAGING: AN EVER-EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY

Important and evolving technologies are surfacing in the field of medical imaging are revolve around the machines processing speeds, the framework of 3D and 4D technologies, capturing specific images serendipitously, and workflow management.

THE HISTORY OF RADIOLOGY: PART II

The technologies during the 19th century were vast and varied—and not only limited to the medical world. But in terms of medical advancements and the x-ray, these inventions and discoveries were on their way.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH EACH MEDICAL IMAGING MODALITY

In today’s post, we’ll delve into medical imaging diagnostics and why they’re performed, how they work, and the potential risks involved with each one.

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOUR MEDICAL IMAGING APPOINTMENT

If you’re advocating for your health it’s important to know if the medical imaging is needed, so asking the right questions helps empower you and give you the information to make informed decisions.

WHY KNOWING YOUR BONE DENSITY LEVEL MATTERS

Today, patients who have multiple risk factors for osteoporosis may be sent to our Xray team for a bone density scan.

THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAL IMAGING

Medical imaging has dramatically changed the way that medicine is practiced, and has made the detection, prevention, and treatment of diseases much more effective and efficient.

YOUR RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST MATTERS

“ALWAYS, A MACHINE WILL ONLY BE AS GOOD AS THE PERSON RUNNING IT.”

MEDICAL IMAGING FOR SUSPECTED APPENDICITIS

Accurate and speedy diagnosis of appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, is essential however many times the classical symptoms as described below may not be present, presenting the treating doctor with a dilemma.

THE ROLE OF MEDICAL IMAGING IN CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Join us in today’s post as we discuss medical imaging’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and what Touchstone Imaging is doing to promote the best outcomes for patients.