Imaging ServicesMedical imaging plays a key role in the delivery of quality health care.
At CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, our highly skilled medical imaging and radiology professionals work with advanced imaging technologies to accurately detect, diagnose, and treat a wide array of illnesses and abnormalities.
We also provide comprehensive Interventional Radiology services. A subspecialty of medical imaging, Interventional Radiology is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery using image guidance for such procedures as treatment of neurovascular disease, angiograms, stenting, and catheter placement.
All medical imaging professionals at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center are certified by the State of California and are nationally licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special X-ray equipment to create detailed 3-D images, or scans, of areas inside the body. Our 64-slice CT scanner produces high quality scans at a faster speed to significantly reduce the exposure to patient radiation. This is an outpatient, non-invasive procedure that is highly accurate and more convenient for the patient.
Ultrasound Imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling, and infection in the body’s internal organs and to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. It’s also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Our MRI is a 3.0 TESLA strength and may be used to help diagnose or monitor treatment for a variety of conditions within the chest, abdomen and pelvis. MRI allows our physicians to provide more accurate diagnoses and also accommodates heavier-set patients and those who may be claustrophobic.
Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose X-rays to detect cancer early – before women experience symptoms – when it is most treatable. A mammogram allows detection of breast cancers, benign tumors, and cysts before they can be detected by touch. Women over 40 years of age are advised to have annual screening mammography for the early detection of breast cancer.
Stereotactic breast biopsy
Stereotactic breast biopsy is an image-guided needle biopsy for the diagnosis of breast cancer and breast disease.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Nuclear Medicine Imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled, or swallowed. These materials travel through the area being examined and give off energy in the form of gamma rays, which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear Medicine Imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease, such as coronary artery disease and other forms of heart disease, in its earliest stages.
Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG shows the heart’s electrical activity as line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the line tracings are called waves.
Dexa Scan is used to evaluate bone density and detect osteoporosis.