Diagnostic radiology services are tests that help your
physician diagnose your condition. The following diagnostic radiology services
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, involves
exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of
the inside of the body. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation
(as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they
can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as
blood flowing through arteries and veins.
Ultrasound is frequently used to evaluate the abdominal
organs, the uterus and ovaries in the pelvis, and the unborn child (fetus) in
pregnant patients. Ultrasound is also used to evaluate blockages in blood
vessels, such as the carotid arteries which supply blood to the brain, and to
evaluate the veins in the legs to determine if blood clots are present.
Digital mammography and diagnostic ultrasound are offered
through the Women's Breast & Imaging Center. Digital mammography is
advanced technology that takes highly detailed breast images from different
angles, allowing the radiologist to review and manipulate images of the breast
for enhanced views. This can assist in seeing subtle or early signs of cancer.
Breast ultrasound is also used as a complementary diagnostic test if an area of
concern is detected on mammography.
A DXA Scan, also called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry,
is a non-invasive x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. DXA is the
established standard for measuring bone density and guiding treatment for
Breast biopsies are performed to evaluate an area of
concern identified on a mammogram. A stereotactic breast biopsy is a
minimally-invasive procedure that uses stereo images (advanced images of the
breast from different angles) to determine the precise coordinates of the
abnormal tissue to be biopsied. Stereotactic breast biopsies can usually be performed
on an outpatient basis by an interventional radiologist at the Women's Breast
& Imaging Center.
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