6801 Emmett F Lowry Expressway
Texas City, Texas 77591
At Mainland Medical Center Radiology, we know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why we have the latest technology and highly skilled team of imaging physicians and specialists available to offer care that is personalized to meet your needs. Whether you need a diagnostic test or emergency X-ray, the Radiology Department at Mainland Medical Center is available to provide you the best diagnostic and treatment services.
CAT Scan - Computerized Axial Tomography
Our state of the art multi-slice CT scanner provides decreased scanning time with increased resolution. Multi-planar reconstruction and 3-D imaging provides precision measurement for invasive procedures such as biopsies and drainage of cysts. CT has the ability to image a combination of soft tissue, bone and blood vessels, making it possible to detect diseases earlier than with a regular X-ray. The speed and resolution of images makes the scanner an excellent tool for CTA (CT Angiogram) exams.
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer system for recording images. Because certain atoms in our cells respond, or “resonate,” slightly in the presence of magnetic fields, MRI is able to use that response to create an amazingly clear, detailed computer representation of internal organs, muscles, connective tissue and the central nervous system. Our 1.5 HD (High Definition) magnet provides fast scan times while acquiring high quality images. Special computer software features allow for scanning of pediatric and geriatric patients without motion artifacts.
Ultrasound produces real-time images of tissues, organs, blood vessels and blood flow using high frequency sound waves. This can help diagnose a variety of medical conditions or assess damage after a heart attack or other illness. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize the unborn child and associated structures. Our Radiology department provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic exams including breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsies.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose X-ray system for examination of the breasts. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before you might actually feel the lump in your breast. The Mammography Department at Mainland Medical Center is accredited by The American College of Radiology and certified by the State of Texas. To schedule a screening or diagnostic mammogram that has been ordered by your physician, please call our scheduling department at 409-938-5735.
Our Lunar Dexa densitometer allows us to obtain images of the lumbar spine and hip for a comprehensive evaluation for osteoporosis.
The Nuclear Medicine Department offers all nuclear diagnostic examinations including Nuclear Cardiology. In nuclear medicine diagnostic techniques, very small amounts of radioactive materials are introduced into the body. Because they are attracted to specific organs, bones, or tissues, the emissions they produce can provide crucial information about a particular type of cancer or disease. Information gathered during nuclear medicine techniques is more comprehensive than some imaging procedures because it describes organ function, not just structure. As a result, many diseases and cancers can be diagnosed much earlier. Software applications make it possible to obtain heart wall motion studies and ejection fraction images.
Outpatient PICC Line Program
The PICC line service is offered Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm. For more information contact, 409-938-5137.
PICC stands for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter. This is a catheter designed to provide therapy to patients who need moderate to long term intravenous therapy (five days to two years). A patient may need a PICC line for many reasons including:
- Mid to long term IV insertion (five days to two years)
- Home/Alternate Infusion
- Medications that are irritating to the peripheral veins (see suggestions)
- Poor peripheral vein access on admission