Advanced cardiovascular imaging
Three-dimensional images of the heart and blood vessels give your doctor a view into your heart never before possible. Problems can be pinpointed with greater accuracy with this noninvasive imaging.
Bone density scanning
Bone density scans (densitometry) is a scan that measures your bone thickness. Bone densitometry is also called a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. DXA scans are normally done on your hip, spine or forearm (lower arm).
Commonly called a “Heart Scan,” a cardiac calcium score is a noninvasive way using X-ray technology with a CT scanner to determine the amount of calcified plaque in the arteries of the heart. Calcium build up is a sign of coronary artery disease (CAD).
A computed tomography (CT) scan is an imaging method that uses X-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body.
Interventional radiology is one of the most complex and patient-care oriented fields in radiology and uses image-guided, minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment techniques that are often an alternative to surgery.
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast tissue. It is used to find tumors and to help tell the difference between noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) disease.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the body. It does not use radiation (X-rays).
Nuclear radiologists are doctors who use tiny amounts of radiation to find and treat disease. Nuclear medicine procedures include:
- PET scans to diagnose cancer and assess cancer treatment
- cardiac stress tests to see how well the heart is working
- bone scans for infections, injuries or tumors
- lung scans for blood clots or swelling
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a diagnostic, imaging procedure that provides physicians with information about the body's chemistry, cell function and location of disease—information not seen through CT, MRI, X-ray, blood test or physical examination. Unlike CT or MRI, which look at anatomy or body structure, PET studies body function or the biology of diseases.
An ultrasound is a safe and painless test using sound waves to get an image of different areas inside your body.
Virtual colonoscopy (VC) is an imaging or X-ray test that looks for cancer, polyps or other disease in the large intestine (colon).
X-rays & Fluoroscopy
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a health care setting, a machines sends individual X-ray particles through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created. Fluoroscopy is a technique for obtaining “live” X-ray images. It is often used to observe the digestive tract or can be used during diagnostic and therapeutic radiologic procedures.