Our Services

The El Mirador Imaging Center offers MRI, Computed Tomography scans (CT), Positron Emission Tomography scans (PET), Digital Mammography and X-ray, Bone Density scans, and Ultrasound imaging.
 
 
3T MRI allows improved visualization of abnormalities.  It is also faster than earlier MRIs. In fact, sharper images are obtained in about half the scanning time with one of the highest level MRIs on the market today. This system can provide detailed images in the following areas:
 
  • Brain
  • Functional Imaging (on moving parts)
  • Spine
  • Othopedic (hip, knee, foot, ankle, elbow, shoulder, wrist)
  • Prostate
  • Pelvis
  • Abdomen
  • Specialized vascular and cardiac applications

 

Other benefits of this system include comfortable patient positioning, clear images even with fidgety children or patients with tremors; enhanced imaging of the spine to clearly show disk herniation, spinal cord lesions, nerve impingement, and more; and highly accurate pre-surgical planning. 
 
  
 
The CT scan Combines x-ray technology with computer enhanced imagery. Provides impressive clinical imaging capabilities for spine, joints, abdomen, pelvis, vascular system and brain procedures.
This diagnostic scanning device offers improved imaging, greater detail and better views of the shape, size and position of soft tissue structures, including coronary arteries and the whole body.
 
Fast, hi resolution diagnostic quality images
 
 
 
 
The GE Discovery ST PET system at El Mirador Imaging Center is optimized for cancer care.  The "ST" in Discovery ST stands for "See and Treat", which is what this new system allows physicians to do.  The system integrates a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner with a multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and is capable of 2D and 3D imaging with a larger bore for all patient studies or sizes.  This Discovery ST system provides physicians with more sensitivity, speed, resolution, and diagnostic confidence when treating cancer patients.
 
Benefits:

·       Early detection of cancer, which in many cases means a better prognosis.

·       A single, comfortable exam instead of two or more imaging studies.

·       Potential avoidance of painful invasive procedures, such as biopsies

 

  

 
 
Our digital mammography system features a wider aperture than traditional MRIs for greater patient comfort.
 
  • Contrast-free imaging
  • 3-dimensional breast imaging                                    

Our system also comes with a dedicated high resolution MRI Breast Coil and software that allows tissue suppression techniques which provide a complete overview of the breast and surrounding tissue.  With the openness of the MRI unit and unobstructed view, the patient's comfort is also a key benefit.

     
 
Our digital x-ray allows images to be maintained on disk instead of film and stored electronically.  Uses low-does radiation to produce images of tissues in the body.  We offer x-ray services on the GE Definium Digital X-Ray system. 

   
 
Measuring bone density, the dexa scan is used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis.
 
Uses low-energy X-rays to scan the lower back, hip or forearm. This helps to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more brittle and susceptible to fracture.
 
 
 
 
Ultrasound technology uses high frequency sound waves to create images.
 
Uses sound waves to form images of the body's interior. We use the GE Logic 9 Digital Ultrasound system. Procedures that are performed with ultrasound include obstetrical, abdominal, vascular, cardiac, and gynecological imaging.
  
 
 
 
 














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