Atrium Medical Imaging Procedures and Services
Atrium Medical Center (Atrium) Imaging Services offers many types of imaging procedures to help diagnose illnesses and injuries. The only procedure we do not offer is neurological intervention imaging.
The technologies most used within Atrium Imaging Services are computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and digital diagnostic radiology—a digital version of standard x-ray technology.
All testing requires a physician order, except a screening mammogram. When their appointment is scheduled, patients will be asked to bring a list of current medications, their insurance card, and a photo ID on the day of the procedure. Patients will also be given specific instructions to help them prepare for the procedure.
Computed tomography, also known as a CT scan, is an imaging technology that captures a digital image of a section or “slice” of the part of the body being scanned. These digital images can be manipulated with a computer so technologists and physicians can review the image as a cross-section of the body. Physicians or technologists can also stack and review the images as three-dimensional views so they can see the area in question in great detail from many different perspectives.
Learn more about preparing for your CT Scan.
Magnetic resonance imaging, known as MRI, is a digital imaging technology that uses a powerful magnet. Similar to CT scans, MRI scans provide a cross-section or “slice” of the body part being scanned. The images can be manipulated so that physicians and technologists can see the area in great detail from a number of perspectives.
Learn more about preparing for your MRI.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to provide a real-time digital image of the body area being scanned. Ultrasound images can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood moving through blood vessels. The procedure helps physicians get a clear picture of soft tissues and organs that do not usually show up well on x-ray images.
Learn more about preparing for your Ultrasound.
Digital Diagnostic Radiology
Digital diagnostic radiology uses x-rays to provide a digital image of the body area being imaged. These images are captured and stored digitally so they can be reviewed via the Picture Archiving and Communication System. This allows multiple professionals caring for the patient to view the images simultaneously, which expedites diagnosis and care.
Breast Imaging, Mammography
Breast services are provided within the Wilbur and Mary Jean Cohen Women’s Center at Atrium, located within the Professional Office Building. These services include full-field digital mammography (screening and diagnostic), stereotactic breast biopsy, and ultrasound-guided biopsy. In addition, we provide OB/GYN ultrasound, breast ultrasound, MRI breast procedures, and osteoporosis screening (DEXA scans).
Nuclear Medicine / PET-CT Imaging
A full range of nuclear medicine procedures is provided for diagnosis and treatment. Nuclear cardiology information is available through the cardiology website.
PET-CT is provided by mobile unit and offered several days a week.
Learn more about preparing for your Nuclear Medicine Exam.
The interventional radiology program is led by a fellowship-trained radiologist and provides a variety of invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
One such specialty procedure is venous radiofrequency ablation to eliminate varicose veins.
Learn more about venous radiofrequency ablation.