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805 West Cedar Street (M61)
Standish, MI 48658
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X-ray / Diagnostic Radiology

St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital offers the following x-ray services:
 
Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine imaging techniques give doctors another way to safely and effectively look inside your body to diagnose heart problems, cancer, bone fractures, and other various diseases.
 
Nuclear medicine techniques combine several diagnostic tools - computers, specialized detectors, and radioactive substances - to find:
  • tumors
  • aneurysms (weak spots in blood vessel walls)
  • irregular or inadequate blood flow to various tissues
  • blood cell disorders and inadequate functioning of organs, such as thyroid and pulmonary function deficiencies
 
Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Bone density scanning is a specialized form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss.
 
It is mostly used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium that causes bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.
 
DEXA is effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss. It can also assess an individual's risk for developing fractures.
 
Bone density testing is strongly recommended if you:
  • are a post menopausal woman not taking estrogen.
  • have a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking.
  • are a post-menopausal woman who is tall (over 5 feet 7 inches) or thin (less than 125 pounds).
  • are a man with clinical conditions associated with bone loss.
  • use medications that are known to cause bone loss, including corticosteroids such as Prednisone, various anti-seizure medications such as Dialantin and certain barbiturates, or high-dose thyroid replacement drugs.
  • have type 1 (formerly called juvenille or insulin-dependent) diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease or a family history of osteoporosis.
  • have high bone turnover, which shows up in the form of excessive collagen in urine samples.
  • have a thyroid condition.
  • have experienced a fracture after only mild trauma.
  • have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis.

 

For more information, talk to your physician or call (989) 846-3470.

      805 W. Cedar (M-61) | Standish, MI 48658 | (989)846-4521 | 1-844-907-8000
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