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High Definition Care, Focused on You

Welcome to Medical Imaging and Therapeutics. MIT features board-certified doctors, a friendly, helpful staff, and a complete line of medical imaging and minimally-invasive outpatient therapies. Our sub-specialty fellowship-trained radiologists and staff know that the world of medical imaging and therapies can be a little confusing, even intimidating, but we're here to make the process as easy and pleasant as possible. Our doctors and staff are down-to-earth, and will take the time to explain every test, every process, every option, so you'll know that you're among trusted, experienced, compassionate professionals who are devoted to your physical and emotional well-being.

Here on our website, we offer convenient online services such as appointment scheduling and secure bill pay options, as well as patient and physician access to images and reports.

Dedicated to providing quality care, patient safety, advocacy, research, public awareness, and accountability, MIT’s physicians belong to these organizations that help to establish rigorous guidelines and accreditations to offer the highest standards in patient care. It is our mission to place a high priority on meeting these rigorous standards so that we may pass our expertise on to you!

 
 

 

WE PLEDGE TO IMAGE WISELY – RADIATION SAFETY MANAGEMENT
At Medical Imaging and Therapeutics, we strive to provide the highest-quality images while keeping patient radiation exposure as low as possible. We regard everyone as if they are family and friends, and care and safety is of utmost importance.

Medical radiation exposure has been a recent, and frequent, topic in the press. While ultrasound and MRI do not expose patients to ionizing radiation, others, such as CT, and Xray do. All of these studies have revolutionized the way we practice medicine and have saved countless lives. Nevertheless, too much medical radiation may possibly lead to the development of future malignancy 15–20 years down the road. Unfortunately, a lifetime dose threshold establishing a definite link is not yet known. What this means is that no one knows exactly how many Xrays or CT scans a patient can have before he or she is at increased risk. Therefore, it is incumbent on the radiologic community to ensure that the patient’s lifetime exposure to medical radiation is kept as low as reasonably possible while still detecting disease as early as possible.

Our CT scanners are equipped with dose modulation, which automatically adjusts the amount of radiation administered based on the size of the patient or body part. Larger patients/larger body parts require more radiation to penetrate the body and generate high- quality diagnostic images. Less radiation is required for smaller patients or smaller body parts. This individual dose customization ensures that no patient receives too much radiation to produce such images, a safety measure especially important in the pediatric population. Female breast tissue is a radiosensitive organ. Therefore, we place breast shields on female patients during CT scans to decrease the radiation absorbed by the breast. We also use thyroid shields in the same way. The amount of radiation used to generate images for our virtual colonoscopy program are intentionally lowered for patient safety without compromising image quality.

At MIT, our Digital DR Xray machine is a world class imaging system with cutting edge technology. This system produces ultrahigh-definition images very quickly, thus reducing exposure time, and overall exposure to the patient.

In addition to this we have implemented a dose monitoring software system in our practice. Which keeps track of radiation exposure of every patient who has received imaging studies at our clinic.

MIT will randomly and retrospectively monitor CT studies on a quarterly basis to ensure that the CT dose index (the amount of radiation administered during a study) remains within the accepted guideline of the American College of Radiology. We enjoy working with our referring clinicians to choose the correct imaging modality for their patients. If there is another study that does not use ionizing radiation while providing equal or better diagnostic information, we actively encourage the alternative exam. Each of our radiologists are happy to talk with our referring clinicians about what would be the best test for their patients. We are always available to review or discuss cases, so please feel free to contact us.

Finally, we at Medical Imaging and Therapeutics have made the pledge with the American College of Radiology to Image Wisely, and we are all responsible for the amount of medical radiation our patients receive. We pledge to continue to use the newest technology and imaging techniques to ensure that the patients in our community are imaged as safely as possible.