Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging refers to radiology examinations (X-ray, CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine) that help your doctor arrive at a diagnosis so that they can treat you appropriately. Your radiologist plays an integral role in your health care, often from behind the scenes. We interpret your examination and report our findings to your doctor. Depending on what your symptoms are, we can also help decide which type of examination will be most helpful to figure out what is causing the problem.

There are many different ways to look at your body and and diagnose the conditions that affect it. Whether it’s a CT scan, an MRI, an ultrasound, or just a plain old x-ray, your radiologist can help your doctors select the test that is best suited for you.

  • Angiography
  • Biopsy
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Cardiac screening
  • Coronary CTA
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • InstaTrak Sinus CT
  • PET/CT Scan
  • Diagnostic X-Ray
  • Fluorosocpy
  • Lung Screening
  • Ultrasound Services
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Breast MRI
  • MRI Tractography
  • Myelography
  • Myelography
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Dementia Imaging
  • Functional MRI
  • MRI Arthrography
  • DEXA bone densitometry
  • 3 dimensional preoperative imaging planning
  • Digital Mammography
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Ultrasound

Diagnostic Procedures

Lumbar Punctures

A lumbar puncture is when a needle is inserted between two lumbar vertebrae to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal fluid is the fluid that surrounds your spine and brain to protect them from injuries. When performed in radiology, fluoroscopic guidance  is used to place the needle in the cerebrospinal fluid which provides more precise positioning. Lumbar punctures are done to help diagnose:

  • Meningitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillian-Barre Syndrome
  • Cancers of the brain or spine
  • Central nervous system disorders

Occasionally lumbar punctures are used to inject other medications into the cerebrospinal fluid. 

Image-Guided Biopsies

An image guided biopsy involves the use of technology as guidance, either an ultrasound or CT scan, to help collect samples of tissue. The imaging allows the doctor to more accurately determine the exact location of the tissue that needs to be sampled and whether it is benign, malignant, or infectious. The imaging also allows the doctor to safely insert needles. Through image guided biopsies, doctors are able to sample the following:

  • Adrenal Glands
  • Breast Tissues
  • Bone Lesions
  • Bone Marrow Biopsies
  • Kidney/Kidney Masses
  • Liver/Liver Masses
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lymph Nodes
  • MR Guidance
  • Soft Tissue Lesions
  • Thyroids
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