Summit Radiology & Imaging
Crystal Clear Internal Imaging
At Summit Medical Center, we know that the clearer picture we can achieve of internal diseases, disorders and injuries, the better we can treat them.
That’s why we’ve assembled a cutting edge, high-tech radiology and imaging department with some of the most advanced capabilities in the state, including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and even moving, video-like X-Rays – all in an easy-to-access, friendly and convenient environment
Computed tomography or CT scanners use a rotating X-ray tube and a row of detectors placed in a gantry to create a visualization of different tissues inside the body. At Summit, CT scans are conducted by highly trained radiologists and imaging technologists who tailor each exam to your specific needs and diagnosis. We use the most advanced technology and equipment to obtain high-quality imaging in a convenient suburban location.
Summit’s CT Scan Services
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- Cardiac Calcium Scoring
- Lung Screening
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, uses high-powered magnets and radio waves to produce images of organs and structures inside the body. The MRI scanner is shaped like a large donut with a hole in the middle. This is where the patient lies during the exam. Since the image quality is best in the center of the magnet, the area needing examination will be placed at the center. For most MRI exams, you may eat, drink and take medications as usual. Just be sure to alert staff to any metal components or possibility of metal in your body.
Summit’s MRI Services
- MR Angiography (MRA)
- Extremities: Bones, Joints and Soft Tissues
An ultrasound, also called a sonogram, uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissues inside the body. Sound waves move through the body are translated into images on a computer based on their frequency. Ultrasound is also used for a tissue or fluid biopsy.
Summit’s Ultrasound Services
- Gall bladder, Liver and Pancreas
- Renal Artery Doppler/Duplex
- Renal and Bladder
Summit’s X-ray machine uses a small dose of radiation to produce images of structures inside the body. The X-rays pass through the area of the body being examined and are translated into images captured on the other side of the body.
Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR)
Konica Minolta’s Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) is an FDA cleared, award-winning enhanced X-ray technology that provides a series of individual digital images acquired at high speed and low radiation dose. This essentially creates an X-ray video (or cine loop), allowing physicians to observe the motion of anatomical structures and fully visualize disease processes, disorders or injuries for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
In less than a minute, DDR gives physicians up to 20 seconds of physiological movement with one simple acquisition – using less radiation than an average fluoroscopy exam.