Did you know that 62 million Americans are diagnosed every year with a digestive disorder? A digestive disease can be acute, chronic, and debilitating for many Americans. Gastroenterology conditions can range from an occasional upset stomach to a life-threatening disease.
Luckily healthcare providers can diagnose these diseases with imaging tests. The information obtained from imaging tests is critical for early detection and treatment plans.
A few common gastroenterology imaging studies include:
- Computed Tomography (CT Scan): Several body X-rays are taken quickly, producing multiple images.
- CT Angiography: A CT scan with contrast dye to inspect the blood vessels.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Clear images of soft tissue help diagnose cancers and inflammatory diseases in the intestinal tract.
- Abdominal Ultrasound: As high-frequency sound waves reflect off body structures, they send them to a computer that creates a picture of organs and structures in the abdomen.
Unfortunately, the cause of many digestive diseases are still unknown. A digestive disease may develop congenitally, or from environmental factors like excess stress, fatigue, diet, or smoking. Gastroenterology conditions can be very complex, with subtle symptoms. Diagnostic tests and imaging studies can provide doctors critical information to help diagnosis and treat gastroenterology disease or illness.
Houston MRI offers affordable gastroenterology imaging services in 6 convenient locations across the Houston metro area. Contact us at (713)425-8190 to schedule an appointment.
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