The Medical Imaging Department provides advanced diagnostic procedures for patients of all ages, from pediatrics through seniors. Inpatient, outpatient and emergency services are provided as a part of a multidisciplinary program of convenient care close to home.
The scope of care includes a full range of diagnostic radiology examinations. Many imaging procedures are also now performed digitally, so images can be viewed immediately via computer as well as by physicians in their offices or in other departments.
In addition, Sutter Delta practices "Image Gently" CT imaging for pediatric patients, so parents can rest assured that our staff is using the lowest radiation dose possible to obtain diagnostic images.
Diagnostic radiology examinations include:
Arthrography is a special type of X-ray that helps the doctor see inside the joint.
Hysterosalpingogram is an X-ray examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes.
Myelography is an imaging examination that involves the injection of contrast material in the space around the spinal cord using fluoroscopy.
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is a type of MRI that looks specifically at the body's blood vessels.
Ultrasound can also be used for breast, liver or thyroid biopsy to help the doctor direct the surgical instruments to the site of abnormal growth, as well as for thoracentesis or paracentesis (fluid drainage).
Bone densitometry is a test that measures bone mineral content and density using X-rays. This measurement can indicate decreased bone mass, a condition in which bones are more brittle and more prone to break or fracture easily. Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk.
Mammography is a special type of X-ray for diagnosis and screening of the breast tissue. Sutter Delta has digital mammography with CAD (computer-assisted detection). For more information on breast health, click here.
Stereotactic breast biopsy is special imaging technology that allows the least invasive method of biopsy for a breast lesion.
Other intervention services include: