The Greenbrier Clinic offers the latest in technology to aid in detecting health issues. By leveraging these state-of-the art diagnostic technologies, the physicians can quickly and accurately identify patient concerns while assuring maximum comfort and safety for patients.
Bone Density Scan
Our GE Lunar Prodigy DEXA scanner is one of our most-used diagnostic units, giving referring physicians valuable information regarding bone density and the possible need for osteoporosis treatment.
Our 128-slice CT scanner is one of GE Healthcare’s leading CT imaging technology, which creates a multidimensional view of the inside of the body. This technology is designed to acquire high quality images in seconds, using lower doses of radiation.
We use film-screen x-ray combination to optimize image quality, while minimizing radiation exposure. This allows a look deep inside the body that can accurately assess conditions that may require further attention or confirm good health.
We perform 3D mammography, one of the latest technological innovations in women’s healthcare. 3D mammography images the breast in slices, in order to see all around and between the breast’s tissue. This 3D technology improves accuracy and can help detect breast cancer earlier and therefore allow treatment sooner.
We have two GE Logiq E9 ultrasound systems that offer leading technology. These ultrasound systems provide a view of the liver, gallbladder, kidney, heart, blood vessels and other organs. Excellent technology, combined with the advantage of two available scanners, means increased diagnostic confidence and readily available appointment times.
Coronary Calcium Scoring
Our 128-slice CT scanner, one of GE Healthcare’s leading CT imaging technology, is used to obtain the CT data to calculate the risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD).
Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
Our nuclear medicine cardiac stress test obtains images of the heart while at rest and after stress. This helps to assess the blood supply to the heart to detect and determine the severity of a variety of diseases, including coronary artery disease.
What is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a medical procedure, performed by a specially-trained physician, during which a colonoscope is used to look inside the colon. The colonoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and a light, which the physician uses to examine the colon. Colon cancer is the third-most common cancer in the United States, but it is also one of the most potentially curable cancers, if diagnosed at an early stage. A colonoscopy is a test routinely done for the screening of colon cancer.
Who should have a Colonoscopy?
Men and women starting at age 50 with average risk for developing colorectal cancer should have a screening colonoscopy, which can be lifesaving and is usually reimbursed by most insurance companies. Those experiencing the following symptoms should also be screened as soon as possible:
- Blood loss
- Abdominal or rectal pain
- Changes in bowel habits, such as chronic diarrhea or progressive constipation
- Abnormalities detected by other studies, such as an inflamed colon
- Family history of colon polyps or cancer
- Rectal bleeding
What is an Upper Endoscopy (EGD)?
An upper endoscopy (EGD) is a procedure that examines the lining of the upper part of a patient’s gastrointestinal tract — the esophagus, stomach and duodenum — using a thing, flexible tube with its own camera. The procedure helps identify any problems that may require evaluation, diagnosis or treatment.
Who should have an EGD?
An EGD can be used to help identify inflammation, ulcers and tumors, as well as determining the causes of the following:
• Abdominal or Chest Pain
• Nausea or Vomiting
• Swallowing Problems
The Greenbrier Clinic operates a fully accredited laboratory performing 98% of all procedures on the premises. This will ensure that your laboratory testing and results are back to your physician in adequate time.