The Westbrook Community is fortunate to have a number of visiting specialists that provide consultation and treatment at our Outreach Clinic.
The following specialties are available at Sanford Westbrook:
- Infectious Disease
- General Surgery
- One-hour test that is used to look at how your heart is functioning.
- Test used to detect abnormalities related to electrical activity of the brain. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp and then send signals to a computer to record the results.
- A cardiac event recorder is a portable device that you can control to record your hearts electrical activity when you have symptoms. This monitor is used up to 30 days.
- Ultrasound can be used to look at organs such as liver, gallbladder, thyroid and can also look at lumps or masses. Most tests generally last an hour. Depending what the test is, fasting of food and drink may be necessary. These tests are available on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Portable device that records the rhythm of your heart continuously, typically for 24-48 hours, by means of electrodes attached to the chest.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives different information about structures in the body than what is seen by x-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan. A mobile unit is in Westbrook every Tuesday.
Nerve Conduction Study
- This is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve which determines nerve damage and destruction. Diseases and conditions that may be evaluated with a NCS includes but not limited to: Guillain-Barre syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disc disease, chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy and neuropathy, sciatic nerve problems, pinched nerves, peripheral nerve injury and to identify the cause of symptoms such as numbness, tingling and continuous pain.
- Nuclear Imaging uses a small amount of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Nuclear Stress tests are commonly used by our visiting cardiologist.
- A noninvasive ultrasound (also called a duplex study) is used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels, both arteries and veins. Ultrasound uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system and help identify blockages and detect blood clots.