CT scans create detailed images of the body's soft tissue, including blood vessels, muscle tissue and organs. The CT department provides advanced multi-slice scanning abilities to produce cross-sectional images of the body.
North Memorial’s 16-slice and 64-slice CT are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
X-rays refer to radiation, waves or particles that travel through the air like light or radio signals. X-ray energy is high enough that some radiation passes through objects (such as internal organs, body tissues, and clothing) and onto X-ray detectors.
Medical X-rays are used to diagnose medical conditions or injuries. They are used in many types of examinations and procedures. Some examples include:
- X-ray radiography - to find orthopedic damage, tumors, pneumonias and foreign objects
- Fluoroscopy - to dynamically visualize the body as in a live image
An MRI machine creates cross-sectional images of the body without the need for radiation. An MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves and is an extremely effective way of evaluating a variety of medical conditions.
North Memorial's 3T MRI is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Nuclear Medicine offers diagnostic examinations for bone, GI, pulmonary, parathyroid and tumor. These images are obtained using a camera to detect radioactive isotopes in the body.
North Memorial Nuclear Medicine is accredited the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine/PET.
PET/CT provides full PET and CT scanning ability. PET scanning involves the injection of an isotope which identifies areas of increased glucose activity. These areas of increased activity indicate rapid cell growth and potential tumors. Images from both exams can be fused to provide a high level of accuracy in diagnosing tumors.
North Memorial PET/CT is accredited the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine/PET
Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves to look at certain areas of the body. Examinations include obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal and vascular imaging.
North Memorial Ultrasound is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.
From x-rays and ultrasounds to 64-slice CT and 3-T MRI, North Memorial offers a wide range of diagnostic exams that are provided using leading-edge equipment and interpreted by specialty-trained Radiologists.