To schedule any of the following exams please call 216.445.7050 or toll-free at 800.223.2273 ext. 57050.
Biopsy — A biopsy is the removal of cells or tissue from a suspicious mass. The tissue or cells are then examined under a microscope to detect cancer cells.
Bone Density — The most accurate test available for detecting bone diseases is dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This test, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes, measures the bone loss in your hips and spine. It also helps your doctor determine how quickly you are losing bone mass, as well as predict your risk of fracture.
Computed Tomography (CT) — A traditional CT scan is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views of the body. CT scans are performed for a variety of reasons including:
General X-Ray — An x-ray is a test that uses a small amount of radiation to create an image of the structures within the body, including the heart, lungs, blood vessels and bones. During an x-ray, a focused beam of radiation is passed through your body, and a black-and-white image is recorded on special film or a computer.
Interventional (Angiography) — Angiography is a way to produce X-ray pictures of the inside of blood vessels. When blood vessels are blocked, damaged or abnormal in any way, chest pain, heart attack, stroke or other problems may occur. Angiography helps your physician determine the source of the problem and the extent of damage to the blood vessel segments that are being examined.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of x-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce these images. We also offer a specialized breast MRI scan.
Mammography — A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammography is performed to detect abnormalities or to provide a baseline reference for later comparison.
Nuclear Medicine — Nuclear imaging is a method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after a radioactive tracer material is administered. The images are recorded on computer and on film. The nuclear imaging physician studies the images to make a diagnosis.
PET CT- A PET CT scan (positron emission tomography) is a unique type of imaging test that helps doctors see how the organs and tissues inside your body are functioning. It measures emissions from positron-emitting molecules. Because many useful, common elements have positron emitting forms (carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen), valuable functional information can be obtained. PET CTs show molecular function and activity not structure of the body part being scanned, and therefore can often differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. PET CTs also produce 3-D images, and is usually used to compliment rather than replace the information obtained from standard CT or MRI scan.
Total Body CT Scan — Total Body CT Scanning is a new diagnostic technique that uses computer tomography to help identify potential problems and diseases before symptoms even appear.
Ultrasound — Ultrasound, also known as sonography, or ultrasonography, is a diagnostic procedure that transmits high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, through body tissues. The echoes are recorded and transformed into video or photographic images of the internal structures of the body. Ultrasound exams are performed for a variety of reasons including:
Virtual CT Colonoscopy — (also called CT colonography) examines the entire colon, is minimally invasive, quick, and requires no anesthesia. A CT scanner provides hundreds of x-ray images of the entire colon as well as the abdomen/pelvis area. Sophisticated image processing computers then produce 2 and 3 dimensional images of the colon.
- Read more about the various sections and departments within the Imaging Institute that perform these tests and exams.