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Diagnostic Services in the Central Valley

In the medical realm, imaging describes various processes medical professionals use to obtain a detailed picture of the body, inside and out. In the last 100 years alone, our ability to identify warning signs on hidden parts of the body have drastically improved. Salinas Valley Medical Clinic has stayed on top of these medical advances and equipped itself with high quality imaging devices so that we can provide patients with optimal diagnostics and preemptive treatments.

Scanning vs. Surgery

Without being able to see inside the body, doctors have traditionally relied on surgery to examine a patient with unexplained ailments. This is not an ideal diagnostic procedure as it puts the patient at risk of infection, requires a brief stay at the hospital, and is a costly endeavor that may yield no results. Now surgery is used as a last resort diagnostic measure, and even then doctors typically employ minimally invasive techniques.

Imaging services and minimally invasive diagnostic surgeries are almost always done on an outpatient basis. This means patients do not need to stay in the hospital and can return home shortly after the test.

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Lab Services

Salinas Valley Medical Clinic has access to a well-equipped medical laboratory where we can obtain fast results from blood work, biopsies, tissue samples and other diagnostics. Results are typically available in 24 to 48 hours. If the specimen requires expertise beyond our capabilities, we have relationships with specialized medical labs we can forward the material to for a more thorough diagnosis. Results from outside labs can take up to 5 days to arrive.