X-Rays, Ultrasound, & Echo Specialist

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Charlotte, NC

Diagnosing problems inside your body takes more than just the trained eyes of a skilled doctor. That’s why the team of medical professionals at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care in Charlotte, North Carolina offer a variety of in-office diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays, ultrasounds, and echocardiograms. For fast, professional medical care with the convenience of on-site imaging, call Eastway Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today.

X-Rays, Ultrasound, & Echo Q & A

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

What are diagnostic imaging tests?

Imaging diagnostics refer to any specialized tests that use sound, light, radio, or magnetic waves to provide an image of the inside of your body. The team at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care uses information from these tests to accurately diagnose your health condition.

Dr. Sylvia Okoye and Dr. Joseph Okoye at Eastway Medical Clinic offer a variety of in-office diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays, ultrasounds, and echocardiograms. All these tests are quick, painless, and provide valuable information about your organs and tissues.

What is an X-ray?

X-rays are the oldest, most common, and reliable type of medical imaging used today. These tests use a controlled beam of radiation to produce an image of your body’s interior. The radiation gets blocked by dense tissues such as bone and absorbed by lighter tissues like muscle, causing your bones to appear white on an X-ray.

An X-ray is commonly used to diagnose and monitor the following conditions:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Joint injuries and infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Artery blockages
  • Cancer

What is an ultrasound?

You’ve probably seen an ultrasound image of a baby in utero, but these tests have many uses outside of pregnancy.

Ultrasound, or sonography, uses sound waves to produce real-time images of what’s happening inside your body. These sound waves are inaudible to human ears but bounce off your soft tissues and organs to create an image on a computer screen.

The team at Eastway Medical Clinic may use ultrasound tests to diagnose conditions affecting the following organs:

  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys and bladder
  • Uterus and ovaries

What is an echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is essentially an ultrasound for your heart. Also called a diagnostic cardiac ultrasound, echocardiograms use sound waves to generate pictures of the inside of your chest. The sound waves bounce off your heart and “echo” back to the machine to display an image of your heart on a computer monitor.

Echocardiograms help Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye determine:

  • How your heart moves
  • Your heart’s strength
  • If your heart’s valves are working correctly
  • If blood is leaking backward through your valves
  • If there are any growths around your heart


When you’re looking for medical care with the convenience of in-office diagnostic imaging tests, call Eastway Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today.