Radiology Imaging Services
We offer comprehensive imaging options, including:
CT Scanning This is computed axial imaging of all parts of the body utilizing a CT scanner. Some of the applications of CT scanning are brain/head, chest, heart, abdominal, guided biopsies, abscess drainage, bone-density scans and CT angiography using multi detector technology. UTMC offers imaging from the Aquilion™ 64 CFX.
CT Angiograms Help diagnose blood vessel blockages, identify blood-rich tumors or help locate where a blood vessel may be bleeding. Blocked blood vessels can be treated by cardiologists or vascular surgeons as soon as the diagnosis is made.
Diagnostic Services Include general x-ray work such as chest and bone x-rays, as well as a full spectrum of upper GI, lower GI studies.
Interventional Neuro-Radiology The UT Medical Center has the only interventional neuro-radiology program in northwest Ohio. We are the only hospital in Northwest Ohio that can perform Intracranial thrombolysis for stroke, and intravascular treatment and embolization of intracranial Berry Aneurysm, using unique advanced imaging equipment. This allows the interventionalist to work from within blood vessles inside the brain to treat intracranial aneurysms, remove obstructions in acute stroke, and repair vascular malformations. We work closely with neurosurgeons to treat patients prior to surgery to prevent intraoperative complications.
We have a comprehensive spine care team to care for patients using the latest techniques and treatments. There are several interventions for back pain resulting from compression fractures and nerve damage. Epidural injections and nerve blocks are some of the most effective treatments for relieving back pain and treating pinched or irritated nerves. Kyphoplasty and verterbroplasty are performed to help eliminate pain from compression fractures by treating the collapsed vertebral bodies.
Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty Two procedures recommended for compression fractures. Both procedures use bone cement to improve stability and treat pain by raising collapsed bones or filling hairline cracks in bone.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Utilizes a high strength magnetic field and radio-frequency waves to assess central nervous system disorders, musculoskeletal disease and sports medicine injuries, heart and great vessel disorders, abdominal/pelvic masses and vascular disease, among others. The UT Medical Center is home to both a 3.0T MRI unit and a 1.5T open MRI unit.
Mammograms /Breast Exams These exams are performed through our digital mammography, which is a technique that uses a digital detector, rather than x-ray film, to record x-ray images of the breast. Digital mammography images can be viewed in seconds, allowing the mammographer to confirm proper positioning and reducing the likelihood of having to come back for additional images.
Nuclear Medicine Images the human body by injecting radiopharmaceuticals, (isotopes) typically into the patient’s vein and creating an image of the path that they make. These images are used to determine function or flow of organs/systems. Typical exams are bone, lung, and liver scans. Molecular medicine routinely utilizes two different imaging techniques (SPECT and PET). When combined, the images show details of an organ’s anatomy as well as how it’s functioning. These studies help surgeons treat cancer and sometimes prevent the need for invasive surgery. Exposure to radiation is low, quick, and carefully controlled.
Ultrasound Images the internal structures of the human body by sending high-frequency sound waves through the skin which sends back echoes, producing an image. Exam times vary from 15 minutes to an hour. Ultrasound has become the premier technology for fetal (pregnancy) scans, gallbladders, kidney scans, peripheral vessels, and breast (cysts). Doppler ultrasound allows the radiologist to evaluate the function of the patient’s carotid arteries and risk of developing stroke or cerebral vascular disease.