•Breast MRI •Digital Mammography •Stereotactic Breast Biopsy •Breast Ultrasound •Cardiac Imaging •Cardiac MRI
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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
A stereotactic breast biopsy is performed when a mammogram shows a breast abnormality such as:
A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells—either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle—from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. In stereotactic breast biopsy, a special digital mammography machine uses ionizing radiation to help guide the radiologist's instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
The primary use of breast ultrasound today is to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by a physician during a physical exam and to characterize potential abnormalities seen on digital mammography or breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Cardiac MRI (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan)
CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular X-ray exams.
Using this specialized equipment, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Wide Bore MRI. Hahnemann offers the option of wide bore MRI equipment to accommodate patients of all sizes. The larger size of the wide bore MRI also benefits patients who suffer from claustrophobia and may become anxious during an MRI. With a foot of spacious headroom, patients no longer feel as though they’re nose-to-nose with the top of the machine. Because of the machine’s design, most exams can be done with the patient’s head outside of the system. Most importantly, its high power delivers superior images which enhance patient care.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of and/or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Nuclear medicine procedures offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.
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Positron emission tomography (PET scan)
Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging used to diagnose and determine the severity of and/or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. A PET scan measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism, to help doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning.
Radiation Therapy (Oncology)
Radiation therapy is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient's pain or alleviate other symptoms due to the cancer.
An X-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with X-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
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