Summit Medical Group offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnostic radiological imaging services, including general X-ray, fluoroscopy, bone densitometry, multislice computed tomography (CT), high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital diagnostic and screening mammography, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Our radiologists are experts in diagnostic radiology, and our satellite offices also are equipped with general X-ray equipment. Our newly expanded imaging department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Copies of all examinations are available to patients on compact disc (CD), digital-quality paper, or film.
Our Radiological Imaging Services
Our radiologists provide a wide range of diagnostic radiology services, including:
- DXA Screening (Bone Density Screening)
- Sedation for pediatrics and adults
- Breast MRI
- Cardiac MRI
- CT and MRI angiography
- Coronary calcium scoring
- Coronary CT angiography
- Joint arthrography
- Mammotome and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
- Wide bore and short-bore high-field MRI
The Most Common Types of Radiological Imaging
X-rays allow doctors to examine bones and tissues in the body with pictures (or images) on film or a computer screen.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a special test that produces clear, detailed pictures of the organs and structures in your body. The test uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create images in cross-section. An X-ray is good at showing bones, whereas an MRI is better at depicting structures made of soft tissue such as ligaments, cartilage, and organs, including your eyes, brain, and heart.
Mammograms are used to check lumps that you or your health care provider have found in a physical exam. They can help determine which lumps are cancerous and which are noncancerous (benign). In many cases, suspicious lumps are biopsied and removed, even when the lump appears noncancerous on a mammogram. Mammograms also can show a more exact location of a growth before you have surgery or a biopsy to remove it. Summit Medical Group also offers breast tomosynthesis, an advanced type of mammogram that offers a more detailed, three-dimensional image of the breast. This technology improves the detection and characterization of abnormal breast tissue, even for women with dense breasts.
Ultrasound scanning is a safe and painless procedure to look at the organs inside the body. It uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create video pictures of the organs. It is especially useful for examining soft tissue such as the kidneys, liver, and uterus. Soft tissue does not show up well on regular X-ray images.
The American College of Radiology accredits Summit Medical Group Imaging in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, mammography, and nuclear medicine.