Westland Clinic sets the bar high when it comes to treating patients. Being in business for over 40 years now, we are determined to provide excellent medical care and treatment to surrounding areas, such as Westland and Livonia. Speaking of medical care and treatment, we’re constantly trying to find ways to help our patients. Recently we added some new areas of diagnostic testing at our Westland Clinic.
Here is a list of out new diagnostic testing services:
- Stress Testing
- Nuclear Studies
- Stress Echo
- Bone Scan
- Thyroid Scan
- HIDA Scan
New Diagnostic Testing Services
Below are except descriptions to help you get a better understanding of these services.
Stress testing, also known as stress echo, is normally done to provide information on how your heart works during physical stress. Some heart problems are easier to detect when your heart is working hard and beating fast. When doing a stress test, you are doing some form of exercise as tests are being run to see what’s going on.
Nuclear studies are exams that are done to examine and capture images of your heart. This procedure is painless and causes little to no side effects. With the images, it reveals how the blood flows to the heart and how your heart functions at rest and under stress.
A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test that is done to view and document metabolic activity within the bones. It is used as a way to determine whether cancer has spread to the bones from another area of the body, such as breast and prostate. Bone scans can take anywhere from two to five hours for the tracer to attach to your bones, so it’s recommended to bring a book or something that will keep you busy.
A thyroid scan is a procedure that is done to measure how much tracer the thyroid gland absorbs from the blood. Using a special camera and a radioactive tracer, it travels through the body and gives off radiation signals. The camera then senses the signals and takes pictures of the thyroid gland at three different angles.
A HIDA scan is a diagnostic test done to capture images of the gallbladder, liver, bile ducts and small intestines. This helps to diagnose medical conditions related to those organs and detect other blockages within the human body.
Are you looking for the right medical center in Westland or near Livonia who is able to perform these medical diagnostic testings? Contact the Millennium Medical Group at our Westland Clinic! We understand how important it is to have the latest diagnostic services at a local medical center you can trust.