For your convenience, United Regional Physician Group has on-site radiology and diagnostic imaging available at the Barnett Road Medical Building, the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, and the Burkburnett Clinic.
The Barnett Road Medical Building offers CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound and x-rays. The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic offers x-rays and certain ultrasound diagnostic procedures. The Burkburnett Clinic offers diagnostic radiology.
All procedures are ordered by a physician. CT scans, MRIs and ultrasound will be scheduled, while x-rays can often be completed on the same day with no appointment necessary.
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan
A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI creates highly detailed images of the inside of your body using powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer. This non-invasive, diagnostic testing procedure offers the most detailed images of soft tissues and organs. MRI procedures also do not employ radiation that is used in traditional x-rays and CT scans.
Ultrasound is diagnostic imaging utilizing sound waves to produce images of various organs in the body. Ultrasound has the ability to detect a wide variety of disease processes in the body.
X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce digital images of internal tissues, bones, and organs. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially-treated plates that immediately transmit the image to a computer. Digital x-rays also use less radiation than traditional x-ray systems.