Diagnostic Tools Miami

A powerful wave of light to penetrate skin, tissue, and surrounding nerves to treat all kind of injuries

At the Osteopathic Center, we have many diagnostic tools to assist us with improving your healthcare. One of the unique techniques we specialize in is the use of ultrasound and x-ray technology for increased precision in the administration of injections. Image guided injections aid in helping doctors be even more accurate when injecting their patients, and maintain motion while the mechanism takes assessment. The diagnostic precision attained by the usage of ultrasounds, x-rays, and MRIs have demonstrated improved accuracy even in anatomically difficult locations, such as deep tendons, hip joints versus easily examined superficial areas.

ULTRASOUND

An ultrasound scan (also referred to as “sonography”) is medical imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. Ultrasounds can help diagnose musculoskeletal injuries, as well as tissue and bone abnormalities without using an invasive procedure. When we use ultrasound, a small probe is pressed against your skin. The probe transmits a video feed that is viewable to us in real-time, and also later for review. This probe is similar to the device used to see a fetus in the womb; we most often use it in connection with a joint or a tendon. Once we identify anatomical landmarks, the injection begins. The ultrasound ensures the needle goes exactly where we want it to go.

Ultrasound imaging is an excellent way to visualize fluids, and that is why it is so helpful during the procedure. Ultrasound imaging ensures fluids are being injected with precision. An ultrasound is also a helpful way to assist with doctor’s movements during other more complex medical procedures and surgeries.

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With ultrasound, we can do what is called “dynamic motion.” For example, when looking at a knee joint, we can see the instability of the joint as the knee actually moves. This instability cannot be seen on an MRI or X-ray.

X-RAYS

X-rays are a valuable tool in the diagnosis or management of many medical conditions. They are a type of radiation (like those found in visible light and microwaves) and are often used to investigate the cause of your symptoms by confirming the existence or absence of injury or disease. The process is fast, painless, and non-invasive. An X-ray machine acts much like a camera: the rays penetrate your body to create a 2-dimensional image of the problem area.

We know that the use of X-rays is not without risk. We minimize that risk by using digital X-ray technology. It allows us to provide you with a quicker, more thorough diagnosis in a shorter amount of time and reduce your radiation exposure during the X-ray process by at least 75 percent. Digital X-ray technology also provides us with enhanced imagery and better image quality, which allows us to diagnose issues in a more efficient and effective manner. This improved technology also allows for quicker image sharing, and enables us to collaborate with other medical specialists quickly and effectively if needed.

This particular form of X-ray imaging uses digital sensors and a digital image capture device rather than photographic film to take X-rays. Digital radiography increases the efficiency of the X-ray process, and provides higher quality than film and more enhanced imagery. Digital radiography also uses less radiation to produce images, which in turn exposes our patients to lower levels of radiation, and reduces the risks associated with conventional X-ray techniques.

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Rebecca Mcmichael

Rebecca is an experienced RN with the most recent experience in infusion therapy. She has degrees in Nursing, Marketing, and Management. Rebecca’s goals is to show kindness and compassion to every patient and to seek excellence in all patient care.

Alee Johnson

After a 30-year career as a District Manager for AT&T, Alee decided she wasn’t ready to retire just yet. So, she dove into a new career in the medical field, which has lasted 14 years. She enjoys the people contact and always strives to make the patient feel welcome while projecting a professional presence. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and is “Mom” to Pickles the dog and Winky the cat.

Erin Levinger

Erin has her bachelor’s in nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 12 years. Primarily in emergency medicine. She I always striving to learn new things and finds integrative and regenerative medicine very intriguing. She loves to hear the success stories and to see the benefits that patients reap from all the services that the Osteopathic Center offers. She is passionate about helping people so they can look, feel, and perform at their best. Erin performs well under pressure and is very organized. She is a team player willing to lend a hand to wherever help is needed.

Adriana

Adriana has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working towards her MSN. She recently found an interest in regenerative and integrative medicine and loves hearing from patients how these therapies changed their lives. She is always excited to learn new things and strives to provide the best care to patients.

Lawrence Kennard

Lawrence Kennard is a family nurse practitioner with almost 20 years experience in various aspects of healthcare. His career started as a volunteer EMT in North Carolina where he eventually became a paramedic with certifications in critical care and flight paramedicine. He then furthered his training earning a BSN from the University of Tennessee and his MSN from Vanderbilt University. He is board certified through both AANP and ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in various urgent care and primary care settings including remote locations. He gained an interest in holistic medicine after seeing patients successfully treat themselves with traditional methods. Through coming to The Osteopathic Center, he has incorporated IV vitamins, chelation, UBI, and Ozone therapy into his practice.

Kayla Wolfe

Kayla is a fully licensed Radiologic Technologist with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. With over ten years in the medical field, she strives to ensure quality patient care and education. As a member of management, she focuses on providing a positive organizational and workplace culture to support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.

Maribel Rodriguez

Maribel has been in the field as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for over 20 years. Her experience in integrative medicine treatments speaks for itself. She treats her patients as a family, but she makes sure all of their needs are the number one priority. Maribel has a down to earth personality; hardly anything can upset her. She is always upbeat and happy to help anyone!

Iryna Drach

Iryna has a Master’s in Finance; she is multi-disciplined and wears many hats. When she is not working on creative projects and answering media requests, she is connecting with patients. She can speak to you in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish, and maybe Spanish.

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