Bone Density Testing (DEXA Scans): A bone density test uses X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other bone minerals that are packed into a segment of bone to detect osteoporosis.
CT Scan: A computerized tomography (CT) scan is a non-invasive procedure that produces a cross-sectional look at the inside of the body to show the structure of and blood flow to and from bones, blood vessels and soft tissues. CT scan images provide more detailed information than regular X-rays.
Interventional Radiology: Interventional radiology is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat various diseases.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to show the blood flow to and from organs and structures inside the body. MRI imaging is extremely sensitive to soft tissue, such as torn ligaments and tumors.
Mammography: A mammogram is an X-ray used to detect early signs of breast cancer.
Nuclear Medicine (Sonography): Sonography, also known as ultrasound technology, uses sound waves to take pictures of internal organs and tissues.
PET/CT Scan: Combining the power of positron emission tomography (PET) with computerized tomography (CT), PET/CT scans reveal metabolic “hotspots” that show rapidly growing tumors.
Ultrasound: Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver. Doctors often use ultrasounds during pregnancy to view the fetus. Unlike X-rays, ultrasounds do not expose the patient to radiation.
Vascular Tests (non-invasive): The vascular or circulatory system comprises the heart and blood vessels, including arteries veins and limbs. Non-invasive vascular tests help diagnose and treat vascular conditions, such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke and aneurysms.
X-Rays: X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. Calcium in bones absorbs X-rays the most, so bones look white, while fat and other soft tissues absorb less, and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs look black.