Our Imaging Services Department provides digital diagnostic and interventional
radiology services in a timely and efficient manner. We offer state-of-the-art
digital Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), technology
that ensures better images for radiologists and supplies quicker results
than older film based systems. Our physicians and staff provide a caring
and compassionate atmosphere for our patients. The Encino Hospital Medical
Center’s Imaging Department offers a full spectrum of services including:
- Diagnostic Radiology/Fluoroscopy – A radiological technique for obtaining
X-ray images of a living patient. A radiologist uses a switch to control
an X-Ray beam that is transmitted through the patient. The X-rays then
strike a fluorescent plate that is coupled to an “image intensifier”
that is coupled to a television camera. The radiologist can then watch
the images on a TV monitor.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI’s are used to visualize the
internal structure and function of the body. MRI provides much greater
contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, making it especially
useful in neurological (brain),
oncological (cancer) imaging.
Computed Tomography – CT scanning is used to generate a
three-dimensional image of the inside of a patient’s body. CT scans are produced by computer
which are then manipulated to show various bodily structures.
- Ultrasound – A type of equipment that is used to visualize subcutaneous
body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs.
- Echovascular – Specialized cardiac and vascular utrasound test
- Nuclear Medicine – A specialty of medicine and medical imaging that
uses radioactive isotopes and relies on the process of radioactive decay
in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Mammography – Is a diagnostic tool that is one of the current choices
for screening for early