Many people are familiar with structural imaging such as ultrasounds, X-
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.
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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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. The images, called sonograms, are made by sending pulses of ultrasound into tissue using a probe. Different tissues reflect varying degrees of sound as the ultrasound echoes off the tissue.
Compared to other diagnostic imaging, ultrasounds have several advantages. They provide real-
Ultrasounds are more than just the machines that produce the images. A sonographer is a highly trained medical professional in each of the specific fields of imaging. An interpreting physician relies heavily on the knowledge, skills and experience of the imaging tech because a sonographer determines what the physician sees.
No other imaging modality has this unique quality. Be sure your sonographer is nationally certified and well trained.
Thermography is a non-
A New Model For Healthcare Costs Putting the Patient Back into Healthcare
The changes in health insurance are complex. Long gone are the days when insurance covers the majority of health costs. Knowing the costs or even if a bill will be covered by insurance is as uncertain as a Vegas game of roulette. Here at Patient Choice Ultrasound & Thermography (PCU), we put the patient back into the driver’s seat of their healthcare.
You have a choice and control over the costs of diagnostic imaging with our groundbreaking store-
In fact, the entire insurance model has become so convoluted and lacking in transparency. Our concept is to put the patient back into healthcare because they’ve gotten lost in the process. We emphasize the needs of the patient. We want to make it less of a hassle and more about you – empowering patient choice.
We at PCU decided to become an alternative to high deductibles by eliminating the insurance companies altogether. Other than Medicare and Health Savings Accounts, we do not take insurance, which allows us to keep the costs of imaging services down by at least one-
Prevention is the key to good health. Diagnostic imaging can quickly catch a condition before it’s too late. The longer you put it off, the more costly, both physically and emotionally. Whatever your doctor orders for diagnostic testing, our prices are reasonable, our times convenient and we have a quick turn-
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-