southwest imaging center – Welcome to Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center, Dallas’ radiology expert. Having served Dallas and surrounding cities since 1985, we are one of the largest and most progressive freestanding outpatient imaging centers in North Texas.
Our staff and technical team view the imaging process from the patient’s perspective. We are committed to answering questions, providing results quickly and accurately, and easing the patient’s tensions through compassionate care.
Having served Dallas and the surrounding cities since 1985, we are one of the largest and most progressive freestanding outpatient imaging centers in North Texas. Our staff and technical team view the imaging process from the patient’s perspective and are committed to answering questions, providing results quickly and accurately, and easing patient’s tension through compassionate care.
Meet our Employee of the Quarter for Business Services
Meet our Employee of the Quarter for Business Services:
Yolanda H. does a wonderful job of handling the department in the evenings and resolving any issues that arise. She really shines at collections and double checking the patient’s paperwork to ensure no mistakes were made.
Some fun facts about her:
1) What department do you work in? Admit
2) How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 13years
3) What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Assisting our Patients and putting a smile on their face
4) Cowboys, Rangers, or Mavericks? Cowboys
5) What’s #1 on your bucket list? Win the lotto so I can travel the world with my family
6) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? London
7) What’s your lucky number? 13
8) What’s your favorite food? Mexican Food
9) What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? I would get me a massage
10) What’s your favorite color? Blue
11) What are your hobbies? Taking care of my grandbabies, bowling and going out to eat with family or friends
12) What is your favorite season of the year? Spring
13) How many are in your family? 20 includes grandkids
14) Who is your favorite singer/band? Santana
15) Where did you go to high school/college? H Grady Spruce/ El Central
Reasons for Getting a Bone Density Scan
Bone density scans evaluate the health and strength of your bones. Typically, results are reported as a “T score,” which would be the bone density of a younger woman, or a “Z score”, which means your bone density is comparable to people of the same age. A number is then associated with the score.
4 Myths About Diagnostic Imaging
Many people believe radiology services, that includes x-rays, MRIs, mammograms, and ultrasounds, can be harmful to patients, but the majority of these beliefs are myths. Here are a few common radiology myths discussed.
Any Amount of Radiation Exposure is Dangerous
While any exam involving radiation exposure should only be done when there is a medical reason for it, the radiation levels in a scan or test are not harmful. The radiation is targeted to the specific body part being screened and a lead apron is sometimes used to reduce the amount of radiation your body is exposed to. Radiation can be harmful in large doses without proper supervision, but our radiologists ensure the proper use of our quality imaging and screening equipment. People are exposed to natural radiation everyday in small amounts, which isn’t harmful either.
X-Rays Can Cause Radiation Side Effects
The small level of radiation you’re exposed to for medical imaging is not dangerous to your long term health and will not cause side effects either. It is a myth that radiation from x-rays, MRIs, and other radiology scans and imaging make you feel sick or give you a headache. As stated earlier, when imaging equipment is used properly by the highly trained radiologists at PRACTICE, the radiation levels are low and targeted to one area of your body.
Getting X-Rays While Pregnant is Harmful
It is also a myth that x-rays and other screenings can be harmful during a pregnancy. Any scans taken during your pregnancy of any other area of your body besides your abdomen will be targeted to that area. Ultrasounds use high frequency sound waves and are necessary to assist doctors throughout your pregnancy. They do not cause harm to the fetus during a pregnancy.
I need to be Referred to get an Annual Mammogram
You may be referred to radiology services at our office in Dallas, but you do not need to be referred for all services. Mammograms, specifically, are recommended every year for women over the age of 40. Contact us if you have any questions about scheduling a mammogram online.
Our radiologists are highly skilled and will customize your exam or preventative screening to help get an accurate diagnosis while keeping your overall health in mind. Our state-of-the-art equipment can provide life-saving results when medical imaging is necessary.