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Brain, Head & Spine Imaging Image

Our board-certified radiologists investigate pathologies and injuries of the head, neck and spine, using the most advanced imaging technologies available. Using mainly CT and MRI, as well as X-rays and ultrasound, radiologists diagnose abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck.

Some Brain, Head & Spine Imaging Procedures Include:

Digital X-Ray

X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. It is also the fastest, and easiest and most economical way for a physician to view and assess broken bones.

During the procedure, electromagnetic radiation passes through the body onto “film” (now digitized and displayed on a computer screen). Dense structures such as bone absorb most of the radiation and appear white on the digital image. Structures that are less dense like air appear black. Everything in between appears a different shade of gray.

Metabolic Brain FDG

A PET/CT metabolic brain FDG scan is used to image the structures and functioning of the brain - it can also differentiate types of dementia and brain atrophy. Positron emission tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers, a special camera and a computer to help evaluate your brain. 

 

Myelogram

Myelography is an X-ray of the structures in your spinal column.  Some uses include: evaluation spinal tumors, spinal cord swelling, herniated (slipped) disks areas of narrowing within the spinal canal and persistent extremity pain. It uses a contrast agent, which is injected into the spinal canal in the same manner a needle is placed for a lumbar puncture, to visualize the spinal cord and nerve roots in the area of concern.

NeuroQuant

NeuroQuant is new brain imaging software that improves the early detection and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It precisely measures the brain atrophy (shrinkage) by measuring the size of the hippocampus and other brain structures that typically deteriorate with these disorders and compares the results to an FDA-approved database of people of the same age that have healthy brains. This information helps doctors aid in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease and follow its progression.

Sinus CT

CT of the sinuses uses special x-ray equipment to evaluate the hollow, air-filled spaces within the bones of the face surrounding the nasal cavity. CT scanning is painless, noninvasive and accurate. It’s also the most reliable imaging technique for determining if the sinuses are obstructed and the best imaging modality for sinusitis.

Thyroid Imaging

A thyroid scan shows, in video images, how well a patient’s thyroid is functioning, along with its structure and position. This type of study can be used to diagnose hyperthyroidism, cancer, and other abnormalities, such as lumps or inflammation, in this important organ. Like other scans that are used to determine whether an organ is functioning properly, a thyroid scan is a nuclear medicine test; that is, it uses intravenous radiotracers detected by a special camera to provide pictures that show

Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the thyroid gland in the neck. This procedure is typically used to evaluate lumps (or nodules) found during a routine physical and to determine if they are the more common benign nodule or if they have features that require a biopsy. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation.