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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

 

Your physician has prescribed one of the following exams:

(MRI) Magnetic Resonance Imaging:

We proudly feature Toshiba’s Vantage, 1.5 Tesla MRI system designed specifically with patient comfort in mind, offering more room and less noise with ultra-quiet “pianissimo” Technology. Our Vantage MRI system utilizes a powerful magnet in conjunction with radio-frequency waves to generate images of your internal organs and structure. Your MRI examination will provide your doctor with the highest quality images that can be used to diagnose and evaluate your condition. Depending on the kind of MRI examination requested by your physician, you might receive an IV injection of gadolinium contrast. This procedure can improve the visibility organs, structures and post surgical changes. MRI testing is a safe and painless procedure.

Please notify our staff if you have any of the following:
Pacemaker, defibrillator, aneurysm clips, metal prosthesis, metal implants, metal wires, stints, metal devices, allergic to gadolinium, and/or hemolytic anemia. Also, if you are pregnant and/or a nursing mother, on dialysis, have a medication pump, and /or a neuron-stimulator.
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(CT) Computer Tomography

The CT exam is usually a quick procedure. Using Toshiba’s new super-fast Aquilion CT, the scanner will acquire the images in just a few seconds while you are comfortably lying on the patient table. Patient care and diagnosis have significantly improved with the growing use of computed tomography. CT scanning blends the traditional technology of x-ray with the latest computer innovations. Using a series of x-ray beams, the CT scanner creates across-sectional images. A computer can then reconstruct these “slices” to produce 3-D images. The result is a picture with greater detail than traditional x-rays. Better information means a more accurate diagnosis from your doctor. Your physician will request a specific CT examination with or without contrast. This contrast may be given in oral form or injected, causing a slight warning sensation.

Those who are allergic to iodine should notify our staff and their doctor prior to a CT examination.
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Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams 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 blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

X-ray and Minor Interventional Radiology Procedures:

Hanford Imaging is capable of performing all routine x-rays in our office. This type of imaging uses electromagnetic radiation to take pictures of your bones and internal organs. It’s fast, easy and a safe way for your physician to view and assess your particular condition. Some medical procedures require the use of interventional radiology for a biopsy, paracentesis, thoracentesis, myelogram, arthrogram, epidurals and other pain management procedures.

 

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