At Park Plaza Hospital Outpatient Imaging Center, we offer the following diagnostic services:
MRI - provides detailed pictures of the inside of the body using strong magnets and radio waves. We offer services on the Siemens Espree Short/Wide bore 1.5T unit.
- combines X-rays and computer scans to create images of the body. The result is a detailed picture that can show problems with soft tissues, organs and bones. We are using the GE Somatom 16 slice scanner.
- involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. We use the Siemens eCams system.
PET/CT - combines two imaging technologies to provide information about the location and metabolism of cancer cells to aid in diagnosis and treatment. We offer services on the GE 16 slice PET/CT mobile system.
X-Ray - uses a small amount of radiation to create images of bones and organs.
Ultrasound - uses sound waves to produce images of internal organs.
Breast Imaging (BSGI) - Breast Specific Gamma Imaging technology uses a pharmaceutical tracing agent that emits gamma radiation after it is injected and absorbed into the body's cells, aiding in the detection of cancerous cells. Our BSGI unit is manufactured by Dilon Technologies.
Mammography - uses X-rays to visualize abnormalities in the breast tissue. This equipment is used to detect breast cancer as early as possible, which generally improves the effectiveness of treatment.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy - used to obtain specimen to be reviewed under a microscope; this may prevent the need for an open, surgical biopsy for some patients.
DEXA (bone densitometry) - uses low-energy X-rays to scan the lower back, hip or forearm. This helps to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more brittle and susceptible to fractures.
Arterial Doppler - uses sound waves to measure blood pressure in the arteries of the arms and legs. This purpose of this test is to determine the blood flow through the extremities.
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