THERMOGRAPHY: FUNCTIONAL VS. STRUCTURAL IMAGING

Many people are familiar with structural imaging such as ultrasounds, X-rays and mammograms. However, they aren’t as familiar with the thermography option. Thermography is a totally non-invasive option for breast and body screenings. It has been FDA approved since 1984 and is used as an adjunct to mammography for breast screenings.  This rapidly developing technology is used to detect and locate thermal abnormalities characterized by an increase or decrease found at....

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THE SHERLOCK HOLMES OF HEALTHCARE: ULTRASOUNDS AND THERMOGRAPHY

Ultrasound imaging and thermography are important aspects in healthcare – they definitely cover more than babies. Many diagnoses and treatment plans stem from ultrasound and thermography procedures.  Ultrasounds are used to see internal body structures, such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels and internal organs to find the source of a disease. Ultrasound works by using sound waves with frequencies that are higher than those audible to humans.

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SLEEP APNEA CAN BE A SYMPTOM OF SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS

Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography is now offering home sleep study kits. You may be asking yourself why a diagnostic imaging center is introducing sleep testing. The human body is kind of like the old children’s rhyme: “The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone.” There’s more of a correlation than one may think.

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THE FOUNDATION OF WHOLE HEALTH

A new year always brings reflections on the events of the past year. What made an impression, evoked a change, inspired an idea or created a memory? There were many such events for me in 2018. I started a new business at the beginning of the year, and several immediate family members suffered serious health issues. Illnesses, surgeries, transplants and final farewells among my loved ones all came in quick succession. This bittersweet tinge blossomed into a strengthened call to advocate for health screening.


Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography is a stand-alone diagnostic imaging center. We provide diagnostic and screening healthcare and home sleep kits because sleep is an essential element in the equation of good health. Becky and I strive to serve, educate and make available the most comfortable, convenient and affordable choices in healthcare.


We firmly believe the body, mind and spirit work as a unit, and a huge part of achieving balance is being empowered in your choices.


As healthcare professionals in diagnostic medicine, Becky and I are trained in the anatomy and physiology of the body and its function(s). Patient Choice is a place to have a body part examined, but we are here to “see” the whole person. We recognize patients are concerned about the test results on top of their finances and other issues unrelated to their visit.  


My reflections over the past year – our first year in operation – got me to thinking: What’s next and what’s important? For me, all things important stem from my faith. Our company is a reflection of servicing others. We had a “God is Our Foundation” signing party when we opened our office, a forever reminder of balance and the reason we opened in the first place. We adopted the scripture 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” We strive to honor this principle daily. And to put this faith into practice, we now offer a prayer box for our patients to write a concern or prayer request – anonymously or specifically – and our staff will pray for them.


A new year brings new hope, new opportunities and new chances in all aspects of our lives. This includes our whole health – physical, emotional and spiritual. After a year of enduring the pain of loved ones’ health issues, I hope each and every one of you consider diagnostic screening this year. We all know the sooner a health issue is diagnosed, the better the prognosis. We make it as easy as possible at Patient Choice and we work with each patient as an individual. Happy New Year and here’s to a healthy 2019!  


KIM DAVIES, RDMS, RDCS, RVS

With 40 years in the field of ultrasound, Kim Davis, RDMS, RDCS, RVS, is the founder and CEO of PCU, 152 W. Tiverton Way in Lexington. PCU can be reached at 859-554-7360 or at www.patientchoiceultrasound.com.

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