The St. Mary Medical Center Radiology Department provides a variety of exams for screening and diagnostic purposes. The Department is located on the first floor of the hospital and provides the following radiographic examinations:
Radiology Department Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Some Radiology exams listed require special preparation, please contact our appointment desk to schedule your examination and obtain any necessary instructions at (562) 491-9902.
An order from your primary care physician is required for all exams. Pre-registration is available for all exams by calling the appointment desk 24-hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Registration at the time of your appointment is available within the Radiology Department of the hospital where your exam will take place.
Interventional Radiology – radiological image guidance is used to perform minimally invasive procedures for diagnostic or treatment purposes. The images provide the physician a map which leads him to the areas of the body where the disease can be found.
- Abdominal Angiogram
- IVC Filter Placements
- Percutaneous Nephrostomy
- Percutaneous Nephrostomy Stent Placement
- Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiogram
- PICC Line Placement
- Renal Cyst Puncture
- Shunt/Graft (hemo)
- Stent Placements
- Thrombectomy (mechanical)
- Vertebral Angiogram
- Assorted biopsies
Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) – an MRI helps the physician see detailed internal structure and function of the body. An MRI is especially useful for brain, muscle, heart and cancer images.
MRI examinations include, but are not limited: • Abdomen • Brain • Neck • Pelvis • Brain Stem • Chest • Bone Marrow • Orbit, Face, Neck • Spine • Myocardium • Upper and lower extremities • Nasopharynx • Shoulder Joint • Temporomandibular Joints • Pituitary • Spectroscopy • Inner Ear
Computed Tomography (CT) – St. Mary’s new state of the art 64-Slice CT scanner creates a 3-D picture of the inside of the area of concern which can be used for screening of diseases. We also perform Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA) of selected vascular structures.
CT (A) examinations include, but are not limited: • Brain • Abdomen • Orbits • Sinuses • Pituitary • Inner Ear • Neck • Thorax • Pelvis • Upper and lower extremities • Spine • Facial bones • Biopsy/Aspiration/Drainage • Shoulder • Hip • Radiation Field Localization - Computer Tomography Angiography
Diagnostic Radiology – all diagnostic imaging is digital in that all images are stored digitally in the computer system, through computed radiography or direct radiography technologies. Radiographic images are created of the human body for diagnosing of diseases as well as treatments and screenings for diseases. Projection radiography and fluoroscopy are two forms of images used, with fluoroscopy being useful for intraoperative and catheter guidance.
Radiography exams include, but are not limited: • Cystogram • Upper GI Series • Barium Enema • Myelogram • Urethrogram • Chest • Lumbar Spine • Upper and Lower extremities •
Ultrasonography – using sound, the ultrasound captures size and structure of the muscles, tendons, organs and any lesions associated with them using real time images.
Nuclear Medicine – radionuclides and pharmaceuticals are used to help in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases at an early stage. With our new state-of-the-art dual-head spect nuclear camera we can perform scans in less time, as well as simultaneously perform dual energy scans without additional scan time or discomfort to the patient.
An example Nuclear Medicine studies performed include, but are not limited to: • Bone scans • Lung scans • Galium scans • GI Bleeding • Indium scans • Gallbladder/Liver scans
Nuclear Cardiology – creates a 3-D reconstructed image of the heart in both resting and stressed phases. The department focuses on nuclear scans of the heart.
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