Ancillary Service


Ultrasound

Ultrasonography offers complete 3D/ 4D obstetric, first trimester screening and gynecologic pelvic scans. Our highly-trained staff brings our patients the latest technological advancements in diagnostic imaging services.

For all the expectant parents as well as grandparents and friends, you can see your unborn baby. Clinica Santa Maria uses cutting edge 3D / 4D ultrasond technology to bring images of your unborn baby to life. From a yawn to a stretch, or the beating of your baby's heart, your ultrasound will allow you to take a peek at your baby's first movements inside the womb. Imagine being able to see your baby sucking on his or her thumb!

Ask about your free 3D Baby Pictures!

Expectant parents can take advantage of our keepsake packages. The packages include a 3D ultrasound photo album with a 4D real-time movement in a DVD. By performing the ultrasound in 4D color technology, the bonding experience that you will share will be an incredible one that you will carry with you for a lifetime!

Ask about your free 3D/4D packages and select one that will be right for you and your family.

Please call us at 956-544-2001 to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have.

Bone Densitometry
(Safe, reliable and cost-effective)

Bone densitometry, using an advanced technology called DXA (short for Dual-energy X-ray Absorpitometry), safely, accurately and painlessly measures bone density and the mineral content of bone. Radiation exposure during bone densitometry is extremely low, less than the radiation exposure during a coast-to-coast airline flight.

Bone Densitometry Using DXA

Osteoporosis is a potentially crippling disease characterized by the loss of bone tissue and a susceptibility to fracture-afflicts an estimated 25 million Americans, 80 percent of whom are women. Annually, this disease accounts for 1.3 million debilitating fractures, mostly of the weight-bearing hip and spine.
Osteoporosis has often been called the "silent disease," because it doesn't produce symptoms until a fracture occurs. Approximately 50 percent of women over age 50 are at risk of sustaining an osteoporotic fracture. In fact, a woman's risk of hip fracture alone equals her combined risk of developing breast, uterine or ovarian cancer.

Are You At Risk?

Your chances of developing osteoporosis are greater if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions.

Are You:

  • Light-skinned?
  • Thin or small framed?
  • Approaching or past menopause?
  • Milk intolerant or have a low calcium intake?
  • A cigarette smoker or drink alcohol in excess?
  • Taking thyroid medication or steroid-based drugs for
    asthma, arthritis or cancer?
  • A family history of osteoporosis?
  • Chronic intestinal disorders?
  • A sedentary lifestyle?

Osteoporosis is a potentially crippling disease characterized by the loss of bone tissue and a susceptibility to fracture. Approximately 50 percent of women over age 50 are at risk of sustaining an osteoporotic fracture. In fact, a woman's risk of hip fracture alone equals her combined risk of developing breast, uterine or ovarian cancer.

Laboratory Services

Our in-house and reference laboratory is pleased to offer its services to our patients. As a clinical laboratory, we seek to offer the best efficient services in compliance with HIPPA and CLIA regulations.

 

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