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Radiology

Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Services

The Radiology Department at The GW Medical Faculty Associates provides the highest quality imaging and diagnostic services for the benefit of patients and referring physicians. Experienced radiologists and highly trained specialists work with state-of-the-art imaging technology to perform and interpret thousands of examinations each year, focused on performing high quality imaging tests and image-guided treatments in a safe environment.

Diagnostic radiology techniques include:

  • The use of x-ray tubes that emit radiation
  • Radionuclides
  • 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
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mammogram
  • Ultrafast CT (Computed Tomography) Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
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Patient Stories

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    At my heaviest, I weighed 420 pounds with a 66-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt. Walking up a single flight of stairs took every ounce of energy I had while walking across the street felt as though I had run a marathon. I couldn’t even fit in a regular chair. Flash forward nearly 10 years and I am 275 pounds lighter! I proudly shop off the rack for 32-inch waist pants and small shirts. And I don’t just walk up the stairs now, ...

  • Tiffany’s Bariatric Surgery Story

    Making the decision to have Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016 was one of the toughest, but best decisions I have made in my life. At my heaviest I was 340+ pounds and I felt defeated, ashamed, lonely, and depressed. Anytime I would walk past a mirror I would just want to cry and hide. Now almost two years later I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. I can climb a flight (or four) of stairs without feeling like I’ll ...

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