Our Imaging Services Department provides digital diagnostic and interventional radiology services in a timely and efficient manner. We offer state-of-the-art digital Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), technology that ensures better images for radiologists and supplies quicker results than older film based systems. Our physicians and staff provide a caring and compassionate atmosphere for our patients.The Centinela Hospital Medical Center’s Imaging Department offers a full spectrum of services including:
- Diagnostic Radiology/Fluoroscopy – A radiological technique for obtaining X-ray images of a living patient. A radiologist uses a switch to control an X-Ray beam that is transmitted through the patient. The X-rays then strike a fluorescent plate that is coupled to an “image intensifier” that is coupled to a television camera. The radiologist can then watch the images on a TV monitor.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI’s are used to visualize the internal structure and function of the body. MRI provides much greater contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, making it especially useful in
oncological (cancer) imaging.
- Computed Tomography – CT scanning is used to generate a three-dimensional image of the inside of a patient’s body. CT scans are produced by computer which are then manipulated to show various bodily structures.
- Ultrasound – A type of equipment that is used to visualize subcutaneous body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs.
- Echovascular – Specialized cardiac and vascular utrasound test
Nuclear Medicine – A specialty of medicine and
medical imaging that uses radioactive isotopes and relies on the process of
radioactive decay in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Mammography – Is a diagnostic tool that is one of the current choices for screening for early