Doctors Hospital at Renaissance offers:
Digital Radiography (X-rays) & Fluoroscopy
Digital Mammography & Breast MRI
Stereotactic & MRI Guided Breast Biopsies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRI & MRA)
64-Slice Computed Tomography & Computed Tomographic Angiography (CT & CTA)
Nuclear Medicine, SPECT & PET-CT
Ultrasound & Duplex Doppler
Bone Density Testing
Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography (Cardiac CTA)
Interventional Radiology Procedures
Diagnostic Radiology (Digital Radiography and Fluroscopy) is often the fastest first approach to diagnose many conditions, from bone ailments to gastric disturbances to breathing difficulties. It provides your doctor with a view of basic internal anatomy and disease. It’s painless.
Ultrasound / Sonography / Duplex Doppler Ultrasound
Sonography uses high frequency sound waves to create images from inside your body, without the use of radiation. The images are viewed in real time, and selected images are recorded. Sonography is regularly used to evaluate the thyroid gland, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, uterus, and testicles, and also to evaluate the fetus in a pregnant female. Duplex Doppler sonography uses the combination of sonography (ultrasound) and the Doppler effect to evaluate the characteristics of blood flow in arteries and veins.
Our equipment and personnel are trained to perform virtually any diagnostic imaging study on children. By assuring proper calibration of the equipment settings, and when appropriate, using pediatric sedation, we provide a safe environment for imagingchildrenandacquirehighqualityimages. Staffmembers are cognizant of radiation exposure and it is monitored closely.
A Board Certified Radiologist with special training in Pediatric Radiology interprets the studies.
Computed Tomography (CT SCAN, CAT SCAN)
CT equipment uses x-rays to obtain multiple detailed images of the inside of any part of your body. It is fast, painless, safe and is used as the preferred diagnostic modality for many conditions, including respiratory diseases, abdominal pain, trauma, bone diseases, just to name a few. It may be performed after the administration of contrast material. The 64 slice CT allows fast studies, high-resolution images in multiple planes, processing of 3D images, and decreased use of sedation in children.
Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA)
CTA is the study of the arteries using CT scan equipment after injecting contrast material in a vein of the arm. It can study almost any artery in the body for evaluation of stenosis (stricture) or aneurysm (dilatation).
PET-CT is a very advanced technique that combines computed tomography and positron emission tomography (one type of nuclear medicine study) and is used to evaluate the metabolic activity of tissues. It can usually tell if tumors are likely to be malignant (cancer) or benign, and is also used to evaluate the response to treatment of patients with cancer. Another important function of PET-CT is to evaluate patients with dementia.
Nuclear medicine studies are used to evaluate the function of various organs, such as the thyroid gland, heart, kidneys, brain, liver and gallbladder. It can determine if the organs are working as expected. It can also detect occult bone lesions such as cancer and some kinds of fractures. The exam is usually performed with the patient relaxed and lying down, and is essentially painless.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a painless, versatile, powerful and sensitive diagnostic technique that creates images of the body by capturing the radiofrequencies emitted by water molecules from different types of tissues. It is one of the most technically advanced imaging modalities and can be used to evaluate virtually any organ, including the brain, spine, breast, heart, liver, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, prostate gland, rectum, bones, joints and muscles. It usually helps in early detection and better characterization of many diseases. It is used to evaluate many conditions, from frequent health problems such as headaches or back pain to more serious diseases such as cancer. It is the best study to evaluate joints for sports-related injuries, because it can depict the detail of the tendons, ligaments and joint space.
Breast MRI & Breast Biopsies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Mammography is the state of the art imaging modality for breast diseases. It is very helpful to characterize breast lesions detected on Mammography and breast ultrasound, and to evaluate patients with a higher risk of breast cancer. Samples of breast lesions can be obtained with a stereotactic technique, MRI guidance or ultrasound guidance.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
MRA is the study of the arteries using magnetic resonance imaging, and it is used to evaluate whether you have a stenosis (narrowing) or aneurysm (dilatation) of an artery. It can evaluate virtually any artery in the body, including arteries inside the brain, in the neck, kidneys and legs, among others.
Bone Mineral Density Testing
Bone densitometry uses low dose radiation to determine the presence of, and the response to treatment for, osteoporosis.
Interventional Radiologists are board certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-rays, sonography and other imaging modalities to provide guidance while they advance a catheter or needle into the body, diagnose diseases and provide non- surgical treatment. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.
Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated non-surgically by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
Chemoembolization is a minimally invasive treatment for liver cancer. It delivers a high dose of cancer-killing drug (chemotherapy) directly to the organ while depriving the tumor of its blood supply by blocking, or embolizing the arteries feeding the tumor. It allows for a higher dose of chemotherapy drug to be used, because less of the drug is able to circulate to the healthy cells in the body.
Radiofrequency Abliation / Cryoabliation
Radiofrequency Ablation of tumors offers a nonsurgical, localized treatment that kills the tumor cells with heat, while sparing the healthy tissue.
Cryoablation is a nonsurgical treament of tumors, it uses an extremely cold gas to freeze tumor cells, with the energy delivered directly into the tumor by a probe that is inserted through the skin. The “ice ball” that is created around the needle grows in size and destroys the tumor.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the pregnant mother and developing fetus is a safe imaging study. The exam time is very short. We are able to diagnose critical diseases in the mother, like appendicitis, often difficult to evaluate on US, particularly late in pregnancy because of the size of the mother and fetus. Masses or developmental abnormalities of the fetus are beautifully depicted on MRI, often allowing antepartum surgical planning or the option of a C-section to protect the baby and mother.