The most significant advances in diagnostic medicine today are in the area of medical imaging. ‘Virtual’ examinations (Full Body Scans) of internal organs are now a reality. Technology alone, however, does not provide better outcomes for patients. The skill and experience of physicians are necessary to help patients transform this new information into a useful, cohesive plan.
At Virtual Imaging Inc, we recognize the importance of this relationship. We provide accurate information; your physician provides the appropriate treatment. And that's only part of why you should choose Virtual Imaging Inc.
Unique, state-of-the-art technology
One of the most exciting new imaging modalities is the EBCT 300 developed by Imatron technologies, the world’s leader in medical imaging. The C300 offers three dimensional CT images up to 10 times faster than traditional CT scanners, allowing for high-resolution images of the heart, vascular system, chest, lungs, spine, abdomen, bowel and other organs. Its unprecedented speed during a Full Body Scan allows for shorter exposure times so the radiation exposure is remarkably low. This technology is only available in the state of Georgia at the imaging center of Virtual Imaging Inc.
A great number of doctors in Georgia and beyond refer patients to Virtual Imaging. These doctors recognize the value and accuracy of the information attained through EBCT scanning technology as it enables them to provide a more detailed diagnosis and take better care of their patients.
Safety, service, comfort
Virtual health scans and diagnostic imaging pose no risk of complications from anesthesia or invasive procedures. You'll be served promptly, courteously in comfort and privacy. We'll take the time to answer your questions and explain all aspects of our procedures. You and your doctor received a detailed report of findings and recommendations.
Smart use of your Health Dollar
Sickness is costly. There is always a high cost whether in quality of life or dollars spent on deductibles, lost productivity, medication or special diets. Chances are, you have nothing to worry about and that valuable peace of mind feels WONDERFUL! But if there is a problem, early intervention is nearly always cheaper, more successful- you may never suffer a symptom. Just as you plan for your retirement and your family's future, take this opportunity to plan your health future.
H. Thomas Hight, MD
Dr. Hight is a graduate of Auburn University and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham. He completed his internship at the UT/BMH program in Memphis, and his internal medicine residency at BMH. While working asa a general internist in an endocrinology group, Dr. Hight served as Clinical Instructor in the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Center for the Health Sciences. Dr. Hight’s focus on preventing cardiovascular events was forged while working as a general internist in a cardiology group in Marietta, Georgia. He currently practices internal medicine in Towne Lake and serves as the Medical Director of Virtual Imaging Inc.
Procedures & Services
The EBCT C300 scanner, developed by Imatron technologies, is the latest generation of diagnostic CT technology. The C300 uses patented technology called Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT), a highly advance CT technology that has no moving parts. Using an electron beam rather than the standard CT x-ray tube, imaging is done at speeds up to 10 times faster and with 1/10 the radiation of other CT scanners.
Advances in imaging make the C300 the 'gold standard' in heart and vascular imaging, and also allows high resolution spine, and abdominal imaging.
*The C300 is non-invasive, open, and safe, and emits the lowest radiation in the CT industry and it is the only imaging technology to offer 33, 50, or 100 millisecond (ms) True Temporal Resolution, images at up to 30 frames per second. This type of capability is important because the fastest possible scan modes are required to image high and/or irregular heartbeats often associated with patients with developing or advanced heart disease.
The C300 unique capabilities enable the scanner to perform high-speed, high-volume (using very low radiation) imaging to create virtually motion-free visualization of the heart, vessels and all organs in the torso, allowing our specialist to see premature, pre-symptomatic heart and vascular disease, lung cancer, colon cancers, other cancers, and abnormalities. These 'diseases', which are preventable/curable when detected early, account for 90% of the causes of death, disability, or loss of productivity in adult men and women over the age of 40. These diseases share common origins or 'risk factors' and common prevention/wellness strategies.
Who will interpret my scan?
A board certified trained radiologist reads your scan and offers a report to you and your physician upon your request.