Body imaging is a sub-specialized field of diagnostic radiology and is focused primarily on the abdomen, reproductive, and gastrointestinal areas.
Body imaging specialists have received comprehensive training in x-ray, fluoroscopy, CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound, and mammography.
Our body imaging radiologists have mastered the most advanced and complex treatments available and perform the full breadth of body imaging radiology tests and procedures.
Diagnostic imaging services help your doctor evaluate the following:
- Tumors of the liver, kidneys, adrenals, and pancreas
- Pancreatic diseases
- Prostate cancer
- Female reproductive tumors
- Adult and congenital heart disease
- Breast cancer
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Renal artery stenosis
- Deep vein clots and venous occlusion
Fluoroscopy shows a continuous x-ray image on a monitor, much like an x-ray movie. It is used to diagnose patients by displaying moving images of how a body functions. Fluoroscopy uses a dye or other contrast agent combined with an x-ray beam to capture motion.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computerized tomography (CT) is a noninvasive diagnostic test. It combines x-rays with computer technology to create accurate, detailed diagnostic images of your body. A CT test is fast and produces a series of high resolutions x-rays taken from multiple angles. In addition to its use as a diagnostic test, CT also assists in surgical planning by providing three-dimensional representations of the surgical area.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging of the breast, heart, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and blood vessels. MRIs are performed by experienced MRI technologists and interpreted by subspecialty-trained radiology physicians. MRI does not expose patients to radiation and is safe for patients with allergies to x-ray dyes or moderately impaired kidney function.
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sounds waves to produce accurate, moving images. Our highly advanced ultrasound imaging tools include color Doppler, cine imaging, and electronic network capabilities.
A mammogram is the best screening tool available to protect breast health. It uses a safe, low-dose x-ray that can detect changes in the breast long before any abnormalities can be felt. Breast cancer treatment is most effective when tumors are found early, so mammograms play a key role in monitoring breast health. BayCare Clinic was the first in the region to offer digital mammograms, providing our patients with faster, more accurate results.
Board Certified Radiologists
All BayCare Clinic body imaging radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology. They are highly trained in diagnostic imaging and continue to educate themselves on advancements in the field. Our radiologists are committed to providing our patients and their physicians with the highest quality in medical imaging.