Imaging Services (Radiology)
At Kern Medical, we offer the most up-to-date imaging services – a broad array of high-tech capabilities that enable our expert physicians to see what’s going on inside your body.
From traditional, one-dimensional X-rays to state-of-the-art equipment and sophisticated techniques, we can quickly, accurately and safely utilize these modern diagnostic tools to assess the patient’s needs. You are in sure and caring hands, from treatment for a simple fracture to management of the most challenging medical conditions.
Many of our imaging services are of special interest to women, including our modern mammography techniques and equipment related to breast health and our bone density measuring tools. Many relevant services can be performed in conjunction with each other. With our ultrasound services, we can confirm pregnancies and chart fetal development, providing you and your loved ones with your very first baby pictures.
We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), a distinction demonstrating that our board-certified radiologists, physicians and other caregivers provide the best in care and diagnosis. In meeting or exceeding national standards, our providers have achieved top levels of education and certification. Further, they are committed to treating you with true compassion. They are both highly skilled and deeply concerned about the health and welfare of our patients and their families.
Here’s a more detailed look at some of the imaging services we offer.
Diagnostic Radiology – Kern Medical employs the latest in digital technology. Our radiographic and fluoroscopy units provide quick, safe examinations for a range of conditions.
Mammography – We are accredited by the American College of Radiology. We offer a full range of care including screening and diagnostic mammogram/breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsies, and needle biopsies.
CT Scans (Computerized Tomography) – Our two CT units, adjacent to our Emergency Department, provide the latest in technology and capabilities to examine the brain, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. They’re conveniently located to accommodate our outpatients as well as those receiving emergency care.
Kern Medical also offers CT-guided interventional exam capability, which includes biopsy and drain and tube placement performed by specialized interventional radiologists.
MRI – Our magnetic resonance imaging testing makes pictures of organs and structures using technology that provides information not available in X-rays, ultrasound or CT scans. MRI is used to assess the health of the brain, spine, abdomen, pelvis and musculoskeletal system.
Ultrasound – Ultrasound produces images through sound waves, without employing potentially harmful radiation. It can be used to gather important information in such areas as fetal and internal organ health.
Nuclear Medicine – Nuclear medicine is used to diagnose and treat cancers including those involving the brain, breast, bladder, kidneys, thyroid, liver, lungs and bones. The images, obtained by introducing into the patient small amounts of radioactive material, give detailed information that enables early detection of abnormalities.
- Computed Tomography (CT scans)
- CT angiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- MR angiography
- Nuclear medicine
- Thyroid uptake and ablation treatment
- Cardiac stress test
- Thallium cardiac viability
- Bone scan
- Parathyroid scan
- V/Q studies
- Tagged white blood cell
- Hepatobiliary imaging
- Renal scan
- Interventional radiology
- Biopsy and drainage procedures
- Thyroid fine needle aspiration
- Breast needle localization
- Breast ductogram
- Breast fine needle aspiration and biopsy
- Catheter angiography, angioplasty and embolization procedures
- Stenting: biliary, nephrostomy, nephroureteral
- Vascular access
- Ureteral stent placement
- Percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement
- Lumbar puncture, myelogram, intrathecal chemotherapy
- Full fluoroscopy services including hysterosalpingogram
- Computerized tomography scanner (multi-slice CT scanner)
- Bone densitometry