Computerized Tomography (CT Scan): this procedure utilizes x-rays and advanced computer technology to create detailed images of the body. For more specific information on this procedure, click here ».
Dexascan: this test determines whether a patient has osteoporosis, which is a degenerative bone disease. For more specific information on this procedure, click here ».
Diagnostic x-rays: x-rays provide a view inside the body. Commonly, they are used to check the chest for diseases of the heart and lungs. They are also used to determine bone fractures and to check the digestive system for diseases or ulcers. For more specific information on this procedure, click here ».
Mammography: provides high-quality images of the breast to help detect cancer or disease. In addition, a new computer-aided detection (CAD) system is available to assist radiologists in identifying breast cancer. For more specific information on this procedure, click here ».
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): a painless way to look inside the body without using x-rays, the MRI enables physicians to see detailed images of the internal organs. It is used for imaging the brain, cervical spine and blood vessels of the neck and upper abdomen. For more specific information on this procedure, click here ».
Ultrasound: this procedure utilizes high frequency sound waves to obtain images that a physician may use to diagnose diseases. For more specific information on this procedure, click here ».
Interventional Radiology (Vascular Procedures)
Interventional radiology can be used to treat a number of medical conditions including:
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Varicose veins.
Some interventional radiology procedures include: angiography and vascular stenting, gastrostomy tubes, needle biopsy, blood clot filters, catheter insertions, and embolization / chemoembolization of tumors.
Nuclear Medicine Procedures
Bone scan: a procedure used to find cancer, infection or injuries in the bone. The patient is given a very small amount of a radioactive substance called a radionuclide that travels through the blood and collects in the bones.The technologist then uses a camera to detect the radioactivity.
Heart scan: a test used to evaluate the blood supply to the heart muscle. It uses a special camera and a small amount of radioactive substance injected into the bloodstream to make an image of the blood flow to the heart.
Thyroid scan: a procedure used to determine the size of the thyroid gland and whether it is working properly. An image is taken of the thyroid after radioactive iodine is ingested by the patient.