Radiology Services in St. Louis, MO

X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Bone Density Testing & More at St. Louis Med Clinic

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging is used by radiologists to examine a patient’s internal organs and structures to determine the existence of a medical condition. These exams utilize a variety of imaging technologies that can use x-rays, magnetic fields, and ultrasound together with computers to produce images from which a diagnosis can be made.

The type of imaging procedure or technology used depends upon a patient’s symptoms and the part of the body being examined. Examinations can include any of the following:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Fluoroscopy

Women’s Imaging

Diagnostic imaging for women focus on specific female-oriented health issues and can utilize all of the imaging technologies used for general radiology as well as specialized procedures. Breast and bone health are two key areas as well as conditions pertaining to the reproductive system. Some of the examinations include:

  • MRI Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Computed Aided Detection (CAD)

Interventional Imaging

Interventional radiology utilizes diagnostic imaging procedures and combines them with a variety of techniques to treat tumors, blockages, bleeding, pain and other conditions. In these minimally invasive procedures, radiologists deliver therapeutic medication by injections or catheters using diagnostic imaging procedures to guide their placement. Interventional imaging offers an alternative for surgery for certain conditions, eliminating the need for hospitalization. CT scanning is a technology that is commonly used in interventional imaging. Procedures can include the following:

  • Angiography
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Thrombolysis
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Venus Ablation
  • Vertebroplasty

Screening Services

Diagnostic screening services are procedures that are used to check for disease in asymptomatic patients, provide information on patients with established disease processes, check on the benefit or side effects of other treatments, or to determine if a patient is free from a specific disease. Typical screening procedures include screening for:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Lung Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Blockages