Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a sophisticated yet patient friendly exam unsurpassed in diagnostic detail for comprehensive exams and useful in high resolution, vascular or tissue imaging. The exam utilizes a magnetic field and radio waves to generate images that assist the physician in making the best diagnosis possible, sometimes eliminating the need for biopsy or surgery.
CT is one of the most useful diagnostic examinations available and allows for the visualization of organs, bone, and blood vessels. A rotating x-ray device and advanced computer create detailed cross-sectional images of regional anatomy. All exams are tailored by the radiologist to evaluate a given problem and are conducted by technologists with advanced certification in CT.
Ultrasound is an excellent non-invasive method for examining organs and blood vessels with fine anatomical detail and real time images. Ultrasound is utilized extensively in abdominal and pelvic imaging including obstetrics. Venous, carotid, and extremity vascular studies are also routinely performed by our registered diagnostic medical sonographers with advanced vascular certification.
Mammography is the primary screening examination for the early detection of breast cancer and can detect cancer up to several years before a lump can be felt. Along with ultrasound, it is also used to evaluate palpable abnormalities. All examinations are performed on a state-of-the-art system accredited by The American College of Radiology. A sophisticated computer tracking system allows us to keep patients informed of the need for additional evaluation or follow-up. Patients are also sent automatic reminder notices for routine mammograms.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by pysicians obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. In its simplest form, a fluoroscope consists of an x-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed.
Bone Density Studies
Bone density is a key indicator in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, a preventable disease that causes millions of fractures every year. Bone density studies allow for early detection and treatment of osteoporosis, sparing patients pain and debility due to bone degeneration and fractures. Fast and accurate studies are available.
X-ray imaging has been performed for over 100 years and is still an excellent tool for assessing skeletal trauma and pain as well as for thoracic imaging for evaluation of the heart and lungs.
(abbreviated IR or sometimes VIR for vascular and interventional radiology) is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes (e.g., angiogram), while others are done for treatment purposes (e.g., angioplasty). Pictures (images) are used to direct these procedures, which are usually done with needles or other tiny instruments like small tubes called catheters. The images provide road maps that allow the Interventional Radiologist to guide these instruments through the body to the areas of interest.