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Below is a list of techniques and services we offer, each with a brief explanation. Diagnostic Imaging is an umbrella term that includes radiology, which uses x-rays, and other imaging methods. The x-ray was the first useful method for non-invasively seeing inside the body. Now many other techniques are also used.
Angiography: In this method a dye is injected that makes a particular organ’s blood vessels visible to x-rays.
CT scan: Computed Tomography uses x-rays to create a series of images, like slices of bread, which can be assembled into detailed two- and three-dimensional images viewable on a computer screen. CAT scan, for Computed Axial Tomography, is another term for CT scan.
General radiography: Conventional x-ray technology.
Fluoroscopy: This special x-ray technique is used to make live motion images of parts of the body in action or motion, for example, a swallowing study.
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a very powerful magnetic field to create a series of images of the inside of the body. These images are then assembled into two- and three-dimensional images viewable on a computer screen.
Nuclear medicine: Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of a safe gamma ray emitting chemical radioisotope which is known to accumulate in a particular organ system. Once the substance has entered the organ system, a special camera is used to make photographs showing organ activity. A computer is used to analyze the photographs, producing images and other information for your physician.
Special procedures: Special procedures include more invasive imaging methods, such as biopsies and use of catheters.
Ultrasound: Ultrasound passes high frequency sound waves safely through the body, giving a safe, non-invasive view inside certain organ systems.
• For Emergency Department patients, Diagnostic Imaging services, including CT scan and ultrasound techniques, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
• For non-emergency patients, CT scan, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI and fluoroscopy services are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please ask your physician for a referral. A faxed referral is required for all scheduled and walk-in exams; your physician must obtain any required authorizations.
Phone: (510) 428-3410
Fax: (510) 601-3968
Where To Find Us
Main Oakland campus , Second Floor
747 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609