Magnetic Resonance Imaging
At Radiology and Imaging, our high-field wide-bore MRI scanners are designed for maximum patient comfort. Coupled with our radiologists’ expertise, we are able to produce a superior level of imaging. We routinely perform imaging exams for advanced applications such as cardiac disease, vascular disease, stroke, musculoskeletal joint disorders, abdominal/pelvic conditions, brain disorders and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA – a study of the vessels).
Radiology & Imaging’s multi-slice CT technology allows our radiologists to capture multiple wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds and gives us greater flexibility to customize patient procedures and perform new types of exams, including studying blood vessels. Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to optimize every aspect of your CT experience, from shorter exam times and greater patient comfort, to superior image quality – which translates into a more accurate diagnosis.
Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography
Radiology & Imaging utilizes Coastal Bend PET Scan Ltd. to offer PET and PET/CT services to our referring physicians and patients. Our specialty-trained radiologists interpret these studies and provide a detailed report of the findings to each patient’s physician. PET/CT technology allows our radiologists to identify and localize cancer earlier than ever before so your physician can more accurately make a diagnosis.
Nuclear Medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, known as radiopharmaceuticals or isotopes, to examine organ function and structure. Since x-rays pass through soft tissue, such as intestines, muscles, and blood vessels, these contrast agents must be used to visualize certain parts of the body. Nuclear Medicine procedures offered at Radiology & Imaging use the low-dose radioactive isotopes to trace the functioning of the lungs, kidneys, stomach, colon, endocrine and neurological systems.
Many different types of Ultrasound procedures are performed at Radiology & Imaging. Some of these include evaluation of the abdomen, including the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and appendix; the pelvis, including uterus and ovaries; obstetric exams; duplex doppler vascular studies, including leg veins, carotid artery and aorta; breast ultrasound, including evaluation of breast nodules; thyroid and scrotum. Organ biopsies are frequently performed with ultrasound imaging guidance. The radiologists at Radiology & Imaging routinely perform biopsies of the liver, thyroid gland, breast and lymph nodes.
Radiology & Imaging now provides the quality and convenience of state-of-the-art, full-field digital mammography to our referring physicians and patients. Full-field digital mammography provides better imaging, a lower dose of radiation for the patient and magnified computer images including CAD (computer aided detection) to assist with an accurate diagnosis. Reduced repeat exposures and the associated discomfort of additional views is another patient benefit of full-field digital mammography.
X-ray & Fluoroscopy
Radiology & Imaging provides x-ray and fluoroscopy studies with advanced technology that ensures the highest quality images even in the most challenging procedures, and optimizes every aspect of the patient’s experience.
The radiologists at Radiology & Imaging perform minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures known as interventional radiology using the imaging technology of CT, Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy for imaging guidance during the procedure. Interventional procedures are performed with the use of catheters (small, narrow tubes), needles or other small instruments that are guided through the blood vessels or spine to diagnose and/or treat pain or disease.
Interventional Musculoskeletal Procedures
At Radiology & Imaging of South Texas, we offer minimally invasive interventional musculoskeletal procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. We work with referring providers and surgeons towards a common goal – the diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s musculoskeletal condition. Utilizing CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopic imaging guidance, interventional radiology is often the procedure of choice for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases or conditions.
DEXA - Bone Density Study
With a bone mineral density study, also known as DEXA, the radiologists at Radiology & Imaging are able to identify early osteoporosis and monitor treatment. Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that occurs when there is a depletion of bone calcium and protein. It is characterized by low bone mass, increased bone fragility and increased risk of bone fracture. Osteoporosis may progress silently for decades, with no symptoms, until a fracture occurs.
Our team of physicians, each a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, have offered patients and referring physicians expertise in many areas of radiology. We provide diagnostic imaging services in a caring, comforting patient environment with leading-edge imaging technologies. Our extensive expertise in medical imaging allows us to give physicians and patients the very best in service and care.