BlogImaging Services at Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony

Have you ever needed imaging services to diagnose your health conditions? At Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony, we understand the importance of providing timely and professional imaging services to assist our patients properly.

Our expert radiologists use sophisticated technology and techniques to conduct various diagnostic procedures for adults —from open MRI to Arthrogram—to provide comprehensive diagnostic images.

Read on to learn more about the imaging services available at Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony!

Open MRI

Open MRI technology has revolutionized the medical imaging world. It’s a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that uses powerful magnetism to generate images of internal body structures. It does so without needing an enclosed tube or a patient having to lie still for long periods.

This makes Open MRI perfect for people who are claustrophobic or have difficulty staying still in an enclosed space and those with physical limitations that make lying on their backs uncomfortable.

CT Scans

CT scans, also known as computed tomography scans, are specialized imaging test that uses X-rays to create detailed images of the inside of your body.  CT scans can detect abnormalities in organs, bones, tissue, and vessels more easily than traditional X-ray technology.

They provide essential information about your internal structure in a noninvasive way without requiring any surgery. During a CT scan procedure, you will be asked to lie on a table while the scanner rotates around you to capture multiple images from different angles.


Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body. It is most commonly used to visualize organs and structures inside the body, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Digital X-Ray

Unlike traditional film X-Rays, digital X-rays produce high-quality images that can be stored and easily shared with other medical professionals. The accuracy of diagnosis made based on digital X-Ray images is much higher than those made from film X-Rays, due to the sharpness and clarity of the image produced. Digital X-Ray also offers many advantages over film, such as decreased radiation exposure for patients, faster exam times, and less cost for healthcare facilities.


Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging technique used to monitor the real-time movement of internal organs. It passes an X-ray beam through the body and allows doctors to see internal anatomy, including bones, muscles, and other soft tissues in motion. The X-rays are captured on a special video monitor that displays moving images of the patient’s body.


A myelogram is a diagnostic procedure used to assess the condition of the spinal cord and its nerve roots. This involves injecting a special dye into the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord to create an x-ray image. The images can identify any problems with the vertebrae, discs, nerves, or spinal canal.


An arthrogram is a diagnostic imaging procedure used to assess joint health. It involves the injection of a contrast dye into the joint cavity while radiographic images are taken. The dye helps to highlight any irregularities in the joint, such as cartilage damage, tendon tears, and other conditions that can affect joint function.

Imaging experts at Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony

At Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony, we provide world-class imaging services. With our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced radiologists, we can offer you the best possible care. Schedule an appointment with us today to see how we can help you.