Recent advances in diagnostic medicine have made it possible to detect diseases and abnormalities earlier than ever. The sooner you take action, the better your chances are stopping an ailment before it stops you. Our skilled diagnostic professionals use a variety of methods, such as CT, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine, to detect diseases inside the body.
Our world-class outpatient facility, Baseline Imaging, is also a very convenient option for those needing diagnostic imaging services. Using the latest technology, our skilled staff will provide you and your physician with a clear picture of your physical condition. Located in Tuality 7th Ave. Medical Plaza in Hillsboro, the facility offers convenient parking and a comfortable, spacious waiting area for family, among other amenities.
Radiology, also known as X-ray imaging, remains one of the easiest ways to see the condition of your internal organs, tissues and bones.
Interventional radiology enables surgeons to operate on their patients through a relatively small incision as they work under the guidance of X-ray imaging. Because they are less invasive, such procedures promote faster recovery. These techniques can be used to treat conditions such as narrowing of the arteries, aneurysms, blood clots, abscesses, and more. They are often performed under sedation or with the use of local anesthetics, as opposed to general anesthesia, which, again, allows for a more rapid recovery.
While X-rays allow doctors to look inside your body to find abnormalities, nuclear medicine enables them to see how your organs work. Generally, medication is taken either orally or intravenously; when viewed through a special scanner or camera, this medication shows up, highlighting the operation of the selected organ.
Procedures offered include:
- Bone scan
- Cardiac perfusion
- Gated cardiac
- Hepatobiliary imaging
- Gastric emptying study
- H-Pylori breath test
- Hemangioma scan
- Liver/spleen scan
- V/Q lung scan
- Gallium scan
- Leukocyte imaging
- Renal scan
- Thyroid scan
- Therapy for hyperthyroidism
Computed Tomography (CT)
This imaging method uses a thin X-ray beam, rotated around the patient, to obtain cross-sectional and three-dimensional views of your organs. Many consider it to be the best method available for diagnosing certain diseases.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI uses strong magnetic and radio waves to gather detailed images of the spine, joints, brain, heart, reproductive system, and other organs. An MRI provides a sharp, detailed picture of your internal organs without the use of X-rays.
One of the most frequently used imaging methods in any hospital, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that reflect off body structures to create images of internal organs.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
PET scans have proven to be one of the most useful methods in the early detection of cancer. With its ability to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy cells, it can detect cancer early on and also monitor the progress of therapies once cancer has been diagnosed. It is also useful when treating heart ailments, and brain disorders.