Diagnostic Imaging: X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans and Ultrasounds
Today’s advanced imaging technology makes it possible to see inside the human body more clearly than ever before. Our sophisticated equipment enables doctors to diagnose and treat disease faster and with even greater accuracy. In addition, all of our systems are digital, enabling us to provide higher quality images and faster retrieval.
- 64-Slice CT Scanner
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Nuclear Medicine
- General X-ray
- Radiographic/Fluoroscopic (R&F) Unit
Interventional Radiology uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically. This minimizes physical trauma, reduces risk of infections and reduces recovery time. Most cases are done as an outpatient procedure allowing patients to be home the same day.
Some of the procedures performed are:
- Dialysis Graft and Fistula Intervention
- Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
- Balloon Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting
- Biliary Drainage, Stenting and Stone Extraction
- Treatment of Internal Bleeding
- Central Venous Access
- Chemoembolization (TACE)
- High Blood Pressure—Renal Artery Stenting
- Infection and Abscess Drainage
- Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
- Needle Biopsy/Core Biopsy
- Pain Injection
- Radiofrequency/Mircowave/Cryo Ablation
- TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt)
- Urinary Tract Obstruction
- Uterine Fibroid/Artery Embolization
- Varicocele Embolization
- Vericose Vein Treatment
- Vena Cava Filter Placement/Retrieval
How to Prepare for Your Imaging Procedure
If you have a scheduled appointment, please discuss the procedure and any special instructions with your doctor before you arrive. If a test is ordered while you are a patient at the hospital, your physician, nurse, or technician can explain the procedure and answer any questions you have.
These general guidelines will help you prepare for and stay comfortable during your procedure:
- Wear loose-fitting clothes. Don’t wear items containing metal. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown. In some cases, you may be asked to remove jewelry, watches, hairpins, eyeglasses, or dentures.
- Some tests require that you go without eating or drinking for a specified time beforehand. Be sure to ask your doctor about this at least 24 hours before your procedure.
- Tell your technologist if there is any chance you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
- Tell your technologist if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine.
- Some procedures require you to remain still for a period of time. Your technologist will explain what you need to do for a successful procedure.