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A Short History of Medical Imaging – Part Two

Continuing from our last post on the history of medical imaging… Soon after x-rays were discovered, French scientist Henri Becquerel discovered naturally occurring radioactivity. He found, while investigating the properties of fluorescent minerals, that certain atoms self-disintegrated; he used photographic plates to record this fluorescence. When storing uranium with photographic plates in a closed drawer, […]

FAQ

How much will my exam cost? Exam prices vary by procedure but you will be happy to know EPIC Imaging is one of the most cost effective centers in the region. Our pricing is consistently lower than every major hospital and other outpatient facilities. Our staff will gladly provide you with a cost overview of […]

EPIC Imaging

Combining all major medical imaging technologies with compassionate and professional staff makes EPIC Portland’s leading outpatient practice. Unlike many other facilities in the area, EPIC is independently owned. The doctors who refer to us have absolutely no financial interest or ownership in our center and do not profit by referring you to us for care. […]

MRI

MRI Defined Magnetic Resonance Imaging, commonly referred to as MRI, provides a remarkable window to the body’s internal structures. It has become an invaluable diagnostic tool replacing many invasive surgical procedures. Unlike other techniques, MRI does not use radiation. It combines a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to generate highly detailed […]

X-ray

X-Ray Exam Overview X-ray technology today is more commonly referred as general radiography. It uses a controlled beam of energy to produce digital images of the body’s internal structures. It is commonly used to assess broken bones, bone health, pneumonia or other lung ailments, joint space ailments and to locate foreign bodies. There are no […]

Upper GI

Upper GI Exam Overview An Upper GI exam is a digital fluoroscopy (x-ray) procedure that evaluates the structure and function of the upper portion of the digestive system. It is commonly used for the diagnosis and assessment of stomach ulcers, difficulty swallowing, stomach pain or heartburn and unexplained vomiting. The preparations for an Upper GI […]

Ultrasound-Vascular

Vascular Ultrasound Exam Overview Vascular Ultrasound is a safe and painless diagnostic procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to evaluate the circulatory system. It is non-invasive and no radiation is involved. Vascular ultrasound in commonly used to diagnose blocked arteries and veins. You may prefer to wear loose, comfortable two-piece clothing for your exam. […]

Ultrasound-Obstetrical

OB Ultrasound Exam Overview Ultrasound is a safe, painless diagnostic procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to examine the fetus during pregnancy. Because no radiation is involved, it has become a particularly invaluable tool in obstetrics to confirm early pregnancy, check for heartbeat, evaluate baby’s overall health, confirm baby’s age and size, document multiple […]

Ultrasound-General

General Ultrasound Exam Overview Ultrasound is a safe and painless diagnostic procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce very detailed images of the soft-tissue structures, vessels and organs of the body. No radiation is involved. Ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate abdominal and pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, liver disorders, gallstones, breast abnormalities, testicular […]