Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic
Urgent Care located in Dallas, TX
Diagnostic Testing Q&A
- CT Scan
With more than 80 million computed tomography (CT) scans per year in the United States, there is a chance that you might need this specialized type of X-ray at some point. At Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic, we offer CT scans on-site for our patients if ordered by our experienced medical team. You can call us or schedule your appointment online today.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) measures the electrical activity within your heart. If you visit Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic because of symptoms such as a chest pain, heart palpitations, or breathing issues, our experienced medical team may recommend this test as part of the diagnostic process. You can call us or schedule your appointment online today.
In addition, you may need an EKG as part of an annual physical if you have a history of heart issues or a family history of heart disease. Many patients also have an EKG prior to surgery, as part of a heart health checkup. If you are taking a new heart disease medication, you may have an EKG to assess how well the drug works.
For a standard EKG, the Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic medical team will place sticky electrodes on your chest, wrists, and ankles. The electrodes have long wires that connect to a nearby monitor, which records the electrical activity in your heart. You will lie down and remain still for the short test, and the results will appear on a monitor or a computer printout.
Another type is the stress EKG test that measures the same thing, but it does so as you exercise. In a stress EKG, you will walk on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike. You might need this particular type of EKG to check how your heart responds to exercise. For example, some people need a stress EKG before starting a new exercise program if they are at risk for heart issues.
In some cases, the results of the standard EKG or stress EKG don’t reveal enough information about your heart’s electrical activity. If this happens, the medical team may recommend a Holter monitor, a monitoring device that tracks heart electrical activity for at least 24 hours continuously. You can call us or schedule your appointment online today.
An ultrasound is well known as a test for pregnancy, but they have far wider uses than you may think. If you have an injury or unexplained symptoms, a diagnostic ultrasound may be part of your exam at Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic. Our experienced medical team will provide the healthcare services that you need. You can call us or schedule your appointment online today.
X-rays like other tests can effectively diagnose many medical problems, which is why they are some of the go-to imaging tests for medical providers today. At Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic, our experienced medical team uses our on-site digital X-ray equipment to provide X-rays as an effective first-line diagnostic tool for a variety of injuries and health concerns. You can call us or schedule your appointment online today.
Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic makes accessing X-ray services convenient for you, so call us or schedule your appointment online today.
- Vascular Test
Vascular studies are tests that check the blood flow in your arteries and veins. These tests are noninvasive which means they don't use any needles. Vascular studies use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to measure the amount of blood flow in your blood vessels. A small handheld probe (transducer) is pressed against your skin. The sound waves move through your skin and other body tissues to the blood vessels. The sound waves echo off of the blood cells.
- Ophthalmoscopy aka Funduscopy
Ophthalmoscopy is an examination of the back part of the eye (fundus), which includes the retina, optic disc, choroid, and blood vessels. It is used to detect and evaluate symptoms of retinal detachment or eye diseases such as glaucoma. Ophthalmoscopy may also be done if you have signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, or other diseases that affect the blood vessels.