- diagnostic radiology
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- diagnostic ultrasound
- vascular ultrasound
- Nuclear medicine
- Bone densitometry (DEXA)
- Cardiovascular imaging laboratory
- Interventional radiology (angiography)
- Cardiac catheterisation
- Percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI)
- Electrophysiological study (EPS)
Advanced Imaging Technology
Northern Nevada Medical Center’s advanced imaging technology gives your doctor results quickly, so they can make a diagnosis and recommend treatment as soon as possible. Your doctor can access your results immediately and anywhere through our secure imaging website.
X-ray images are produced when a small amount of radiation passes through the body to create an image on sensitive digital plates on the other side of the body. Contrast agents, such as barium, may be swallowed to outline the oesophagus, stomach, and intestines to help provide better images of an organ.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed tomography, also known as computed tomography or computed tomography, is An array of sensors that detects passing through the body. The sensor information is processed by a computer and displayed as an image on a high-resolution monitor.
Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
A CT scanner can be used to image blood vessels noninvasively. Iodine is a contrast material that can be injected into a vein with a small intravenous needle without requiring an invasive catheter. This procedure can detect arterial diseases such as aortic dissection, carotid stenosis, aneurysms, strokes, and vascular diseases of the kidney. The resulting images can show the anatomical details of blood vessels more precisely than an ultrasound. Although it is comparable to MRI, it is faster and can be performed on patients with pacemakers and other metallic implants.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
This technology uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to create detailed images of internal organs and tissues. Because no x-rays are used, there is no radiation exposure. Instead, the radio waves are directed at the body’s protons within the magnetic field. On average, this exam takes 30 to 50 minutes and consists of several images.
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
MRA is a noninvasive procedure that visualises blood vessels as two-dimensional and three-dimensional images that can be viewed on a computer monitor. This does not require x-rays, invasive catheter placement, or iodinated contrast material, but it does involve an intravenous injection of gadolinium. MRA is a painless test and shorter than catheter angiography. The results can help determine if surgery or treatment, such as angioplasty, is needed and plan that treatment.
High-frequency sound waves are used to see inside the body. A transducer, a device that acts as a microphone and speaker, is placed in contact with the body using a special gel that helps transmit sound. By reading the echoes, ultrasound can make images that illustrate the location of a structure or abnormality and provide information about its composition.
Talk to your doctor about the risk factors for osteoporosis. Diagnosed early, it can be treatable and preventable. NNMC offers low-dose X-ray bone density screening, one of the best methods for early detection.
A mammogram is the most widely used and recognised imaging method for breast cancer detection. This low-radiation x-ray can often detect abnormalities in the breast before anything can be felt. Although digital mammography is a very effective method of detecting breast cancer, in some instances, additional imaging tests are needed for a complete evaluation. Therefore, further tests such as ultrasound, MRI, or other diagnostic imaging may be recommended. For example, women over 40 or younger with a family history of breast cancer should have yearly mammograms.
Angiography is an imaging procedure that takes pictures of blood vessels in various body parts, such as the brain, neck, abdomen, legs, kidneys, and heart. These images help doctors determine if the plates are diseased, narrowed, enlarged, or blocked.
A catheter is usually inserted into an artery in the groin and advanced to the circulatory system’s examination area. The images are made with x-rays, and contrast material is often sent through the catheter. This process is widely used as a preoperative procedure and guide for performing angioplasty or stent placement.
Cardiac catheterisation and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
This technology provides faster and more accurate cardiovascular exams and can potentially save the heart muscle from damage or death. Coronary angioplasty or stenting can allow blood to return to areas threatened by narrowed or blocked arteries.
Electrophysiology studies (EPS)
Electrophysiology studies evaluate the electrical activity of your heart to determine where an abnormal beat is coming from. Heart attacks, ageing, and high blood pressure can all cause heart scarring that leads to an irregular heartbeat. In addition, doctors can use EPS to see the impact medicine has in treating your at risk for additional heart problems, such as fainting and cardiac arrest. The doctor inserts one or more EP catheters into veins in the groin, arm, or neck and threads them into the heart. Electrodes at the tips of the catheters collect information about your heart’s electrical activity and treat the areas of your heart that are causing the problem.
Prestigious ACR and TJC accreditations
Northern Nevada Medical Center has met the standards required for accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in all imaging areas, including nuclear medicine, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and vascular ultrasound and diagnostics.
These analysts evaluate image quality, team performance, policies, procedures, and staff qualifications. In addition, the ACR grants accreditation to facilities to establish and maintain high standards of practice.