Pinehurst Radiology offers a variety of services at our free-standing outpatient imaging facility on the corner of Page Road and Memorial Drive and at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and Montgomery Memorial Hospital. Listed below are the procedures and links to educational information related to the procedures.
Digital Mammography is the latest tool utilized by Pinehurst Radiology in the detection of breast cancer. Compared to Film-based Mammography, Digital Mammography has proven beneficial for women with: dense breast tissue, are under age 50, or are pre- or peri-menopausal. In addition to Digital Mammography, Pinehurst Radiology also utilizes Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) software to aid in the detection of potential breast cancers.
To learn more about Digital Mammography, please see: Mammography
Ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is usually a painless medical test without radiation exposure that helps our Radiologists diagnose medical conditions. Ultrasound can be used for a wide variety of studies, including: Breast, Abdominal, Pelvic, Obstetric, Arterial, Venous and Cardiac.
To learn more about Ultrasound, please see: Ultrasound
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy:
If a lump or abnormality in the breast is detected with ultrasound, an Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy may be recommended to determine if the abnormality is benign or cancerous. For this procedure, the skin is cleansed, made sterile and numbed with local anesthetic, and ultrasound imaging is used to guide instruments to the site of the abnormal growth. Once located, a hollow needle is used to remove very small amounts of tissue from the suspicious area for further analysis by a pathologist. Results usually take about 3 days and are conveyed to the referring physician.
To learn more about Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy, please see: Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. In PET, a specific radiopharmaceutical is injected in a vein, absorbed by the body tissues and then measured by the PET Scanner to produce images of the body. This provides details of both the structure and function of organs and other internal body parts. At Pinehurst Radiology, our PET Scanner is combined with a CT Scanner (Computerized Tomography) to produce more precise and accurate images for diagnosis.
To learn more about PET Scans, please see: PET Scans
An x-ray (radiograph) is a painless medical test that helps Pinehurst Radiology diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Pinehurst Radiology utilizes Computed Radiography (CR) to capture radiographs digitally, and the images are read on a specialized computer workstation.
To learn more about X-Ray, please see: X-Ray