Medical imaging plays a key role in the delivery of quality health care. At 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, this is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery uses image guidance for such procedures as treatment of neurovascular disease, angiograms, stenting and catheter placement.
All medical imaging professionals at Hollywood Presbyterian are certified by the state of California and are nationally licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Medical imaging services offered at Hollywood Presbyterian include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- 64-slice Computed Tomography (CT)
- Digital Mammography
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Dexa Scan
- Nuclear Medicine
We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to capture images with a level of detail, clarity and speeds never before possible. This allows our physicians to provide more accurate diagnoses and enables them to see more patients, also accommodating to larger and more claustrophobic patients.
64-slice CT (computed tomography) scans provide 3-images of the anatomy allowing for more accurate diagnosis. A 64-slice CT can also take detailed images of the heart and arteries to diagnosis heart disease. This is an outpatient, non-invasive procedure that is highly acurate and more convenient for the patient.
A mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast. We use it to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who either have breast problems such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharge, as well as for women who have no breast complaints. The procedure 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 is image guided needle biopsy for the diagnosis of breast cancer and breast disease.
Dexa scan is used to evaluate bone density and detect osteoporosis.
Advanced nuclear imaging, lets us to detect coronary artery disease and other forms of heart disease.