Diagnostic Imaging

Also known as: Medical imaging

Diagnostic or medical imaging is a powerful tool to help doctors diagnose a condition and plan treatment. Patient comfort and medical needs are our top priorities. We provide extraordinary speed and quality in diagnostic medical imaging with leading-edge imaging equipment.

In addition to diagnostic imaging for neurology and cardiology, our imaging services include:

Bone density scanning (DXA, DEXA or dual X-ray absorptiometry)

This enhanced form of X-ray technology measures bone loss. Bone density testing is helpful in evaluating many medical conditions as well as the effect of prolonged medication use on bone density. Learn more about bone density scanning.

Computerized radiography (CR)

Computerized radiography uses a medium to capture x-ray energy, just like with direct radiography, or what you might think of as an X-ray. Computerized radiography produces a digital image that can be enhanced through digital imaging software to help your doctors better examine your scans.

Computed tomography (CT)

CT scans are used to see many types of structures, including lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. Multi-detector CT scanning is a painless and noninvasive tests which take multiple images of the body and joins them together for a cross sectional view of the body. This test allows your doctors to view your body as a whole picture and better diagnose and treat your medical condition. Learn more about CT scans.

Fluoroscopy

Flouroscopy is used both to examine structures and to assess movement, such as how food is traveling down the digestive tract, or how blood is traveling through a vessel. In addition, it’s often used as an aid in other procedures, such as giving doctors a continuous view inside the body while they insert a catheter.

Mammogram

Mammograms are recommended, on average, every two years for women between the ages of 50 and 74. Mammograms use low energy X-rays to examine the breast as a diagnostic and screening tool to detect the early presence of breast cancer.

With 3-D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, the machine moves around the breast, taking laser-sharp images in thin slices. The radiologist can then view the entire breast in 3-D, moving through each slice to find cancers that may have been obscured in traditional mammograms.
Learn more about mammography.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRIs utilize your magnetic field to create an accurate picture of the internal structures of your body. MRIs are especially helpful in providing images of the brain, muscles, heart and cancers in the body as they are good at showing contrast between soft tissues. Learn more about MRI.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine is often used to diagnosis progression of a cancer, pulmonary embolisms and to measure organ function. Learn more about nuclear medicine.

Position emission tomography with computer tomography (PET/CT)

A PET/CT exam not only helps your physician diagnose a problem, it also helps predict the likely outcome of various therapeutic alternatives. A whole body PET scan may detect whether cancer is isolated to one specific area or has spread to other organs. With PET/CT it is now much easier to select the best treatment and then monitor the effects of treatment. Learn more about PET/CT.  

Ultrasound

Ultrasounds deliver a pressure wave across your body in order to image the inner structure of your body. This non-invasive procedure is one of the most widely used diagnostic procedures in modern medicine. Learn more about ultrasound.

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