Cross Sectional Imaging Center
The Cross Sectional Imaging Center offers physicians access to cross section images through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a multi-channel, multi-detector CT Scanner and Nuclear Medicine Cameras.
This on-site diagnostic and imaging equipment allows The Jackson Clinic to offer patients quicker and most convenient quality care. If a physician wants to order an MRI or CT Scan for a patient, it can often be done the same day and without the patient having to leave the building.
The MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to show images of the inner body. Physicians order an MRI scan as a method for early disease detection, pathological changes or the display of congenital abnormalities in tissues and organs. It is an especially useful tool for oncologist in the treatment of cancers.
The Jackson Clinic's CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner uses x-rays to create images of sections or areas of the body. Much more sophisticated than a normal x-ray image, the CT scan distinguish between different types of soft tissue. Multiple CT images can be combined to produce a three-dimensional display.
The Nuclear Medicine Camera allows patients to be scanned using radiopharmaceuticals to provide physicians unique diagnostic information about the function of many organs. This information is also used in the managements, treatment and prevention of cardiac disease and disorders, as well as the detection of bone fractures and diseases states.
The Cross Sectional Imaging Center is located at The Jackson Clinic's main campus at 616 West Forest Avenue.