CT Scan, Ultrasound, And X-Ray

The Village Emergency Centers uses the latest, advanced technology, including CT scans, X-rays, and ultrasound, to check for a host of health issues that aren’t readily apparent. Combining years of experience with medical advancement, the team delivers compassionate, efficient care for patients. Visit one of our Village Emergency Centers for state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, day or night, seven days a week.

CT Scan, Ultrasound, and X-Ray Q & A

What are the advantages of imaging?

While it may be easy to diagnose a broken arm just by looking at it, more often than not, the doctors at Village Emergency Centers need to take a closer look at what’s going internally to determine the best course of action. Thanks to advanced imaging, the doctors can get a clear picture of your bones, soft tissue, and organs without the need for surgery.

Village Emergency Centers is equipped with the latest imaging equipment, including CT scanning, X-rays, and ultrasound, which provide almost immediate results, allowing the doctor to get you on the road to recovery much faster.

What is an X-ray?

One of the important diagnostic tools in the Village Emergency Centers is the X-ray machine. X-rays provide a quick snapshot, providing your doctor with the first glimpse of your internal structures. X-rays are commonly used to diagnose:

  • Broken bones
  • Tumors or growths
  • Respiratory issues, such as pneumonia
  • Joint problems
  • Back problems
  • Abdominal or pelvic issues

What is a CT scan?

A CT scan, or computerized tomography, takes the X-ray a step further. A CT scan is a combination of X-ray images, taken from different angles, which a computer program pulls together and processes to render a more complete picture of the area of concern.

The doctors at Village Emergency Centers often order a CT scan to:

  • Detect internal bleeding
  • Check heart function
  • Spot tumors or growths
  • Investigate digestive blockages
  • Diagnose bone or tissue diseases or irregularities

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a type of medical imaging that uses sound waves that bounce off your internal organs, tissues, and fluids to produce pictures of the inside of your body. The doctors at Village Emergency Centers often turn to an ultrasound to:

  • Examine the pelvic area
  • Examine the abdominal organs
  • Diagnose certain cancers
  • Evaluate blood flow and blood vessels
  • Diagnose certain diseases, such as gallbladder disease
  • Examine a fetus
  • Assist in placing a central venous catheter, or a central line, into a large vein

For the best in on-site imaging technology and diagnostic testing, visit the Village Emergency Centers, which is open year round, 24 hours a day, to serve you and your family.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I went for difficulty breathing and was seen right away. Even during shift change everyone was very attentive and made sure that I was all right."

    Rosie B.
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    "Best emergency care facility for minor services we needed. The staff is knowledgeable in professional medical care and would recommend this location to my friends."

    Priscilla G.
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    "I don't ever want to be in an ER again but if I have to, I will definitely head straight to River Oaks."

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    "I would recommend this place to anyone with kids! They are the best. Thank you River Oaks staff for taking great care of my little one and alleviating my anxiety."

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    "Definitely the best ER in town. I was here for severe abdominal pain. They saw me within 5 minutes of me signing in."

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    "I visited River Oaks Emergency Center in the middle of the night for medical assistance. The doctor and nurse on duty saw me immediately."

    Kevin N.
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    "I'll go back to this place because they care. Thanks folks for taking care of me when I came by."

    David C.
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    "This place actually helped me to start to heal permanently. I would recommend this place to anyone who asked."

    Kelly H.
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    "Quick and easy! All the staff was so nice to my son and myself. Doctor was also very helpful and I felt he was trustworthy right away."

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    "This place is amazing! And we were treated like we weren't being rushed. Thanks Katy ER for the great service! Definitely recommend this place!"

    Yishay P.
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    "Amazing medical team! I️ had early appendicitis and the nurses and doctor made sure I️ had everything I️ needed and then some."

    Glenda T.
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    "Great staff! Super quick and easy. Clean and comfortable environment. Would recommend to anyone needing a quick doctor visit."

    Mimi C.
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    "Wouldn't think of going to an ER as a pleasant experience but this was the best! The staff was courteous and professional."

    Jessica B.
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    "By far, this is the cleanest medical facility I've ever seen and their waiting room was warm and inviting."

    Kate B.
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    "I came here today with what I thought was a fractured wrist. No wait at all when I walked in aside from the normal paperwork. Staff was very friendly."

    Cameron C.
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