Our skilled team of certified technologists provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging services. Our diagnostic center is accredited by the American College of Radiology for the following services:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
Learn more about diagnostic imaging and radiology at Medical Center of Trinity.
Imaging and Radiology: Conditions We Diagnose
Radiology and diagnostic imaging help screen for, diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including:
- Brain diseases: Alzheimer's disease, seizure disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and brain tumors
- Cancer: Bone cancer and breast cancer
- Heart: Arrhythmia, heart attack and heart failure
- Vascular: Aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, blood clots and stroke
- Other conditions:
Our Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Procedures
Our skilled radiology experts use one or a combination of the following procedures to obtain images with pinpoint accuracy. The more precise the diagnosis, the more effective your treatment plan will be.
Our cardiac catheterization laboratory provides images of the heart's vessels to help our radiologists and physicians diagnose and treat heart disease.
Electrical Testing for Diagnosis
These procedures use electrodes to record electrical activity:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG): Measures the electrical activity of the heart
- Electroencephalogram (EEG): Measures the electrical activity of the brain
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
These methods use a magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the body:
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA): Produces 3-D images of blood vessels using MRI and special contrast agents. A contrast agent is a substance we inject into your blood stream before the procedure to highlight any abnormalities in the blood vessels.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Produces images of any part of the body and is especially used for the abdomen, brain, chest, heart and spine. Physicians and radiologists often combine MRI with other imaging technologies to diagnose and treat disease and injury.
At Medical Center of Trinity, we offer a wide-bore MRI machine for a better experience for our patients. Benefits of this technology include:
- Larger opening, providing more comfort for larger or claustrophobic patients
- Reduced “knocking” sound for less anxiety
- Shorter scan times, reduced up to 66 percent
- Shorter tube length so that the patient's head can stay outside the machine for many exams
These imaging methods use tiny amounts of radioactive tracer material and a gamma camera to produce images of the body. Nuclear imaging scans we perform include:
- Gall bladder
These imaging methods use sound waves to produce images of the body. They are also called sonograms:
- Echocardiogram (ECHO): Evaluates the valves and chambers of the heart
- Ultrasound (3-D and 4-D): Produces images of organs, tissues or blood vessels to detect disease, injury or other problems. Ultrasound is also used during pregnancy to evaluate the health and development of the fetus.
These imaging techniques use X-ray technology to produce images of the body:
- Angiography: Examines blood vessels to detect blockage, damage and other abnormalities
- Bone mineral density (BMD): Measures the density of calcium and other minerals in bones
- CT and CTA (computed tomography angiography): Produces cross-sectional images of the body.
- Digital mammography: Examines breast tissue for signs of cancer using high-resolution, digital images for more accuracy
- Digital X-ray: Examines bones and some soft tissues such as lungs, intestines and some organs for disease or injury
- Fluoroscopy: Produces real-time, moving images for use in examinations or procedures including:]
- Viewing the flow of contrast agents through the body to detect disease
- Positioning orthopedic implants, stents or other devices
- Stereotactic biopsy: Uses mammography to guide a biopsy (tissue sample) of breast tissue to check for cancer
Contact Us About Our Diagnostic Imaging Services
To schedule an imaging procedure, call (800) 617-7229.
For more information about our hospital, to get a physician referral or to speak with a registered nurse about your health questions, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (727) 834-5630.