The Rio Grande Urology Imaging Centers in El Paso and Las Cruces support your healthcare needs by providing quality CT and ultrasound images while helping you get in and out quickly so you can continue on with your day.
We know that quality imaging is an important step in getting answers for you and your doctors so you can focus on the next steps in your healthcare plan. Our staff is ready to assist! Continue reading to see some of the most commonly asked questions about imaging. If you need additional information or are ready to schedule an appointment, please call your primary provider.
What is imaging used for?
Medical imaging helps diagnose health conditions, provide doctors with information needed for surgery, biopsies, treatments and also reveal whether treatments are working. Most individuals will get either a CT scan or ultrasound depending on what doctors are looking for.
Where is the Imaging Center located?
RGU provides CT and ultrasound scans at our El Paso locations on Remcon and George Dieter and ultrasounds at RGU Las Cruces on South Don Roser. Low dose CT scans are also available at the El Paso locations.
Are CT scans and ultrasounds safe?
Yes, both are safe. Ultrasounds are very safe. CT scans use a lower dose of targeted radiation, so it’s not enough to cause concern in the setting of a diagnostic exam. RGU’s CT scanners are ACR certified, which means they provide the highest level of image quality and safety.
How long is a typical scan appointment?
Most CT appointments take about 40 minutes, while ultrasound appointments take an average of 30 minutes.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my appointment?
Yes. Depending on the scan, you may be required to fast for a few hours beforehand (CT scans) or arrive with a full bladder (ultrasounds). The RGU staff will review everything you need to know ahead of your appointment to help make the process go as smoothly as possible.
Don’t wait to schedule your appointment for imaging. Contact us today.