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Tulsa Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology specializes in a wide range of medical imaging services. Radiology services may be divided into two different areas, Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology. While we offer cutting-edge diagnostic radiology treatments, we also provide interventional radiology strategies to ensure our patients stay happy and healthy.
Diagnostic Radiology helps healthcare providers see structures inside your body. Using these images, the radiologist can diagnose cause of symptoms, monitor response to treatments, and often screen for illnesses.
Screening 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.
Ultrasound (Sonography) Procedures
Ultrasound imaging uses a transducer or probe to generate sound waves and produce pictures of the body's internal structures. It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and provides a clear picture of soft tissues that don't show up well on x-ray images. Ultrasound is often used to help diagnose unexplained pain, swelling and infection. It may also be used to provide imaging guidance to needle biopsies or to see and evaluate conditions related to blood flow. It's also the preferred imaging method for monitoring a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test
Cardiac nuclear medicine is useful in diagnosing and assessing coronary artery disease. It is also used to evaluate cardiomyopathy and identify possible damage to the heart from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures to help diagnose many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other health conditions. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they may detect disease in its earliest stages when it is most easily treated.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the body's internal structures that are clearer, more detailed and more likely in some instances to identify and accurately characterize disease than other imaging methods. It is used to evaluate the body for a variety of conditions, including tumors and diseases of the liver, heart, and bowel. MRI is noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation.
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is an x-ray exam that uses an injection of contrast material to evaluate your kidneys, ureters and bladder and help diagnose blood in the urine or pain in your side or lower back.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Also known as Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan, including CT angiography. It is a diagnostic imaging test used to create detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels.
Interventional radiologists are doctors that use imaging such as CT, ultrasound, MRI, and fluoroscopy to help guide procedures. Doctors can use this technology to detect or treat conditions in almost any part of the body instead of a scope (camera) or with open surgery.
Prostate Artery Embolization
Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a new treatment for men with BPH. This minimally invasive treatment causes the prostate to shrink and improves symptoms related to BPH.
Kidney Tumor Ablation
A special needle is placed into the kidney tumor with ultrasound and CT guidance. The tumor is then frozen and killed. The rest of the kidney is spared and can keep doing its job.
Liver Tumor Ablation
A special needle is placed into the tumor in the liver with ultrasound and CT guidance. The tumor is then ablated with high temperature and immediately killed.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which a cement-like polymer is injected in a broken bone in your spine. The goal is stabilization of the fracture and pain relief.
Kyphoplasty with Ablation
When cancer spreads to the spine, it often causes severe pain. A new minimally-invasive treatment combines ablating the tumor with heat and then strengthening the bone with a cement-like polymer.
Y-90 for Colon Cancer in the Liver
The most common place for colon cancer to spread is to the liver. Microscopic radioactive beads are injected into the arteries feeding the liver and can kill the tumors from the inside.
Carotid Artery Stenting
Narrowing in the carotid arteries can cause a stroke. This minimally invasive procedure can open up the arteries to your brain and decrease your risk of having a stroke.
This minimally invasive procedure can treat liver cancer from the inside by simultaneously taking away the blood supply to the tumor and giving chemotherapy directly into the tumor.
Mesenteric Artery Stenting
Narrowing of the arteries to your intestines can cause severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. A stent can open the arteries and improve symptoms and quality of life.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine fibroids are a very common problem for women and often hysterectomy is the only treatment option provided. Embolization is a minimally invasive way to shrink the tumors without surgery.
Angiography and Stenting in the Legs
Narrowing in the arteries can cause leg pain, skin ulcers, and even gangrene. This minimally invasive procedure can improve blood flow, alleviate symptoms, and even help you avoid amputation.