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Medical Imaging/Radiology

Treatment and Services

Angiogram/Interventional Radiology

An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera (fluoroscopy) to take pictures of the blood angiogram can be used to look at the arteries or veins in the head, arms, legs, chest, back, or belly flow in an artery (such as the aorta) or a vein (such as the vena cava).
  • Siemens Artis Zee
    • Table limit is 500 pounds
    • Excellent image quality
    • Low dose
    • Safe system
    • Patient friendly 
       
  • Interventional Service
    • Abdominal, peripheral and pulmonary angiography
    • Aggressive treatment of critical limb ischemia
    • Angioplasty, stenting
    • Evaluation and treat of peripheral arterial, venous disease
    • Fibroid treatment with uterine artery embolization
    • Microwave ablation of tumors
    • Migraine Relief (Spheno Cath)
    • Minimally invasive biliary and uterine interventions
    • Percutaneous gastrostomy access
    • Temporary and long term venous access and dialysis fistula and shunt care
    • Tendon/fasciitis pain relief (Tenex)
    • Treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis
    • Vertobroplasty/Kyphoplasty
    • Thoracentesis/Paracentesis
    • Chemoembolization (TACE)
    • Selective internal radiation therapy/radiotherapy 

Bone Densitometry (DXA)

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Two X-ray beams, with different energy levels, are aimed at the patient's bones. When soft tissue absorption is subtracted out, the BMD can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone.

It is a non-invasive exam that diagnoses osteoporosis, a condition that mostly affects women after menopause, but can also be found in men.
  • iDXA from GE
    • Table weight limit – 450 lbs.
    • When ordering and scheduling a DEXA scan, please do not confuse this procedure with a Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan which is a different imaging test requiring an injection of a radioactive isotope that is used to detect bone abnormalities such as metastatic disease or osteomyelitis.
    • Lunar iDXA™: Tomorrow's Technology Today
    • Excellence in BMD and Body Composition
    • Precise & Accurate Geometrical Measurement and Advanced Hip Assessment (AHA) including a.o. Color Bone Mapping and Cortical Thickness Measurement • True High Fidelity Image • Complete Total Body Composition Examination up to 204kg.
    • Advanced hip assessment will provide tools to evaluate properties of the hip and can predict fracture risk in the femur. It will help provide accurate and precise bone mineral density and bone mineral content for the orthopedics and surgery fields. It will monitor growth and development in children by measuring lean mass, fat and bone. FRAX provides an estimate of 10 year probability of a major fracture (clinical spine, wrist, proximal humerus and hip) or hip alone. This is based on femoral neck BMD and clinical risk fractures. FRAX is li-censed by the WHO (World Health Organization). 

Computed Tomography (Cat Scan, CT)

A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body. During the test, you will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner, which is a large doughnut-shaped machine. The CT scanner sends X-rays through the body area being studied.

  • Philips Brilliance i256 Slice
    • Table limit 650 lbs.
    • Ambient Lighting: Helps create a relaxing environment for the patient
    • Minimizes patient radiation dose without compromising image quality
    • Reconstruction technology that quickly creates detailed images of the body’s internal organs and structures
    • True 3D beam reconstruction
    • Ability to detect life threatening illnesses at an early age
    • Crisp, clear images and quick scan times that ensure vital information makes it to medical teams faster-for more timely diagnosis, planning and treatment.
    • Specializes in Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) & Calcium Scoring 
  • GE LightSpeed 16
    •  Table limits – 450 lbs.
    • The Power to Scan. Finer. Faster. Further
    • LightSpeed 16 The Power to Do
    • With sub-millimeter slices and routine 16-slice coverage, GE LightSpeed ®16 delivers a whole new world of clinical value - all while addressing your productivity and care of the patient.
    • The 4th evolution in LightSpeed
    • GE microVoxel technology
    • Image quality in three dimensions 
    • Scan Finer, Further, Faster 
    • Since its introduction in the 1970s, CT has become an important tool in medical imaging to supplement X-rays and medical ultrasonography. It has more recently begun to also be used for preventive medicine or screening for disease. 

Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray)

An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body – particularly your bones.

X-ray beams pass through your body, and they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as shades of gray.

For some types of X-ray tests, a contrast medium – such as iodine or barium – is introduced into your body to provide greater detail on the images.
  • GE Proteus
    • Table weight limit – 450 lbs
    • Broad clinical flexibility – to address your radiographic needs
    • Outstanding reliability – to help ensure maximum uptime 
  • GE Discovery XR650
    • The Discovery™ XR650 X-ray system lets you see patients in new ways.
    • At the heart of the Discovery XR650 are advanced applications that help you maximize clinical confidence and unlock the power of digital radiography.
    • Multiple configurations for additional flexibility. And an excellent service support network – always at your side.
    • Remarkable flexibility & clinical excellence
    • Wheelchair patients? Physical limitations? Elderly? Trauma patients? The Discovery XR650 lets you image them efficiently and comfortably. 

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures – similar to an X-ray "movie." A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The beam is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.
  • Precision 500D (Radiography & Fluoroscopy)
    • Pulse fluoroscopy
    • Table weight limit – 500 lbs. (stationary) 300 lbs. (tilted)
    • The Precision 500D offers quality imaging, clinical productivity, and advanced dose management capabilities. 
  • Dose Management
    • Focused on protecting the patient and user alike, the Precision 500D offers dose management solutions that eliminates unnecessary dose through virtual collimation, spectral filtering, a pulsing generator, and automatic technique optimization (AutoEx). 
  • Pulsed Fluoroscopy
    • Pediatric friendly with this pulsing generator
    • Reduces radiation exposure to pediatric patients undergoing fluoroscopy.
    • Television in the ceiling for our patients to enjoy
    • Exceptional Image Quality
    • Generate images of extraordinary clarity 

Mammography

Mammography a technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate tumors of the breasts.
  • Hologic Selenia Dimensions
    • Exceptionally sharp images
    • Seamless transition between 2D and 3D imaging
    • A 41% increase in invasive breast cancer detection
    • Top of the line image quality at an impressively low dose
    • Streamlined workflow for fast throughput and first-time accuracy
    • Ergonomic design for patient comfort and ease of operation
    • Offers screening, diagnostic and interventional procedures with outstanding image quality. 
  • Senographe Essential GE Digital Mammography
    • Cutting-Edge Full-Field Digital Mammography Platform
    • The latest platform for both current and future applications
    • A large detector 24x31 cm to accommodate all breasts shapes and sizes
    • Top of the line image quality at an impressively low dose
    • Streamlined workflow for fast throughput and first-time accuracy
    • Very short time between exposures allows several exposures per minute and answer screening needs.
    • Offers screening, diagnostic, and interventional procedures with outstanding image quality. 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. Most MRI machines are large, tube-shaped magnets. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body. 

Philips 

  • Achieva 1.5T 
    • 300 lbs vertical; 550 lbs horizontal 
    • Bore size 60 cm 
  • Ingenia 3T 
    • 550 lbs Vertical and Horizontal
    • Bore size 70 cm
      • Uses non-ionizing radiation
      • Multi Media Entertainment Goggles for the patients
      • Has the ability to image in any plane
      • Has superiority in providing high resolution imaging of soft tissues
      • Neurologists use MRI for accurate diagnosis of issues associated with the central nervous system
      • Orthopedic Surgeons for soft tissue injuries related to torn ligaments and connective tissue.
      • MRI is useful in the diagnosis of pinched nerves, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. 

Please note certain devices may not be compatible with MRI. Some of these include:

  • Aneurysm Clips
  • Stent placement
  • Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
  • Hearing Aids
  • Joint replacement
  • Medication pump
  • Prosthesis 

To ensure your safety, the staff/technologist perform a screening prior to exam.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment. 
  • Hybrid Imaging SPECT/CT
    • Gamma Camera Imaging system 
  • Siemens Symbia T
    • 500 lbs. weight limit
    • SPECT/CT
    • Superb image quality w/flash
    • ½ time whole body imaging 
  • GE Infinia Hawkeye
    • 440 lbs. weight limit
    • SPECT/CT 
  • Current therapies offered:
    •  Iodine 131 thyroid therapy for thyroid cancer and/or hyperthyroidism
    • Yttrium-90 Theraspheres and/or Sirspheres for down staging of liver cancer
    • Samarium-153 for treatment of painful metastatic bone disease
    • Zevalin for refractory lymphoma
    • Xofigo for the treatment of castrate resistant prostrate cancer 

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a medical imaging technology which provides economical storage of, and convenient access to, images from multiple modalities. Electronic images and reports are transmitted digitally via PACS; this eliminates the need to manually file, retrieve, or transport film jackets.
  • All imaging modalities send their images to PACS with the exclusion of the analog images performed in mammography 

A PACS consists of four major components: The imaging modalities such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a secured network for the transmission of patient information, workstations for interpreting and reviewing images, and archives for the storage and retrieval of images and reports. Combined with available and emerging web technology, PACS has the ability to deliver timely and efficient access to images, interpretations, and related data. PACS breaks down the physical and time barriers associated with traditional film-based image retrieval, distribution, and display.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity.

  •  PET CT services offered every Friday (with the exception of holidays) Hours: Friday 7am – 4 pm

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than that of human hearing.

Ultrasound imaging, also called Sonography, involves exposing a body part to this sound pressure wave to produce images for evaluation of both human anatomy and physiology. Images are in real time.

Medical Sonography (ultrasonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic medical imaging technique used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, to capture their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images. 

  • Types of Ultrasound: 
    • Abdomen (Liver, T.I.P.S, aorta) 
    • Pelvic
    • Obstetric 
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Liver Elastography 
    • Cardiac Ultrasound (echocardiology) 
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies
    • Breast
    • Liver 
    • Lymph Node
    • Paracentesis/Thoracentesis 
    • Prostate 
    • Thyroid
    • Abscess Drains 

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound, also known as “Sonography,” “Doppler Exams” or “Duplex Scans” is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the arteries and veins. Vascular ultrasound has begun to replace older, more invasive, radiology procedures for the diagnosis of vascular disease. The non-invasive nature of ultrasound makes it a safer, more cost-effective imaging procedure.

It is used for:
  • Detection of narrowing (stenosis) or complete blockages of vessels throughout the body
  • Detection of blood clots in the veins (Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT)
  • Detecting aneurysms (abnormal ballooning) of vessels
  • Assess vessel viability for use as grafts
  • To assess the success of procedures 

“Vascular” refers to the body’s circulatory system which consists of arteries (blood vessels carrying oxygenated blood from the heart) and veins (blood vessels carrying oxygen depleted blood to the heart).

Peripheral Vascular disease refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It’s often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys.

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