Comprehensive Imaging Services
The Radiology Department at The GW Medical Faculty Associates specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, the process of creating images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures with external radiation. Diagnostic radiology techniques include:
- The use of x-ray tubes that emit radiation
- Ultrasonographic devices
- Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation
Diagnostic radiology is generally non-invasive, meaning the body is not entered with any equipment or cut open for imaging. However, certain procedures do combine diagnostic radiology techniques with minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a condition. In addition, diagnostic radiology is often used to assist during minimally invasive surgery.
Many different diagnostics scans and procedures are also performed using nuclear medicine, which employs small amounts of radioactive agents, such as thallium or technetium, to examine various organs and their structures. These scans are used to diagnose, manage, and treat medical disorders and diseases.
Our Diagnostic Radiology Procedures:
- Arteriogram (Angiogram)
- Barium X-ray (Upper and Lower GI)
- Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan
- Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Ultrafast CT (Computed Tomography) Scan
- Nuclear Medicine
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)