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DXA Body Composition

11:58 06 July in by ncradgroup

[vc_row type="grid" border_color="#eaeaea" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tta_tour shape="round" color="sky" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section title="What is DXA Body Composition" tab_id="1515724954892-df2435f6-1e9d"][vc_column_text]A DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Body Composition Scan uses advanced scanning technology to accurately measure lean muscle, fat and bone mass for the whole body as well as separate body parts. Body Composition Scanning using DXA has been proven to be significantly more accurate than other technologies including bioelectrical impedance and skinfold thickness measurements.   A DXA Body Composition Scan is the solution for people wanting highly accurate body composition information to assist with their fitness training or weight-loss program. DXA scanning is able to provide your...

Bone Densitometry

04:37 19 January in by hspurgeon

[vc_row type="grid" border_color="#eaeaea" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tta_tour shape="round" color="sky" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section title="What is BMD" tab_id="1515724954892-df2435f6-1e9d"][vc_column_text]Using Dual Energy X-ray Absorption (DEXA), this examination is used to measure Bone Mineral Density (BMD). The most common cause for loss of bone density is osteoporosis.   Given that women lose bone from about the age of 45 (linked with Oestrogen production falling), a Bone Density Scan that enables a like for like comparison over time is useful to alert patients and provide time for them to minimise risks of Osteoporosis.   Information about Osteoporosis can be found at the Osteoporosis Australia website here.   The Health Direct Website provided by the Australian...

Ultrasound

04:33 10 November in by ncradgroup

[vc_row type="grid" border_color="#eaeaea" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tta_tour shape="round" color="sky" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section title="What is Ultrasound" tab_id="1515627504923-3df9f52f-5ddd"][vc_column_text]An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to generate images of internal body structures. Ultrasound does not use ionising radiation so is considered very safe.   To acquire the images water-based gel is applied to your skin and then a hand-held ultrasound transducer is moved over the area of interest.   The ultrasound examination is performed by our highly trained Sonographers who then forward the images to our specialist doctors. The Radiologist then prepares a report for your referring practitioner.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Preparation" tab_id="1515627639848-2e7cdc77-ce81"][vc_column_text] Diagnostic Ultrasound examinations often have specific...

Mammography

04:33 10 November in by ncradgroup

[vc_row type="grid" border_color="#eaeaea" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tta_tour shape="round" color="sky" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section title="About" tab_id="1515731540757-87f72e95-98a0"][vc_column_text] Mammography Mammograms involve a low dose X-ray examination of the Breasts. Mammography plays an important part in the early detection of Breast Cancer, before there are any signs or symptoms of the disease. A Mammogram can be either 2D or 3D.   A 3D Mammogram captures a series of thin ‘layers’ (around 1mm thick) through the breast providing greater detail.   3D Mammography can demonstrate early invasive breast cancers more clearly than 2D Mammography alone. 3D Mammograms may be more valuable for those with dense breast tissue or implants.   2D Mammogram capture images in 2 dimensions....

Northern Rivers Women’s Imaging

08:34 06 November in by ncradgroup

[vc_row type="grid" padding_top="50"][vc_column width="2/3"][image_hover target="_blank" animation="yes" image="1385" hover_image="2041" link="https://www.google.com/maps/place/North+Coast+Radiology+Group/@-28.8200424,153.2842989,16z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sNorth+Coast+Radiology,+St+Vincents!3m1!1s0x6b9a75f77e46aa4f:0x7c3b5a328a59ba78?hl=en-US" transition_delay="1"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="901" img_size="635x416"][vc_column_text]Northern Rivers Women's Imaging is a dedicate facility operated by female technical and administrative staff and is located on Lvl 2 at St Vincents Hospital in Lismore. Our on-site Radiologists specialise in Women's Imaging - meaning you benefit from a highly personalised and sensitive experience in a facility dedicated to meeting the unique medical imaging and diagnostic needs of women. Services include Breast Ultrasound and Mammograms Breast Biopsy Services  (Fine Needle, Core) Pre-operative Breast services (Lymposcintigraphy and Hookwire localisation) Bone Mineral Densitometry Pregnancy and Nuchal Translucency Risk Assessments Pelvic Ultrasound Sonohysterography Many...