Diagnostic radiology is a field of medicine that uses non-invasive imaging scans to diagnose a patient. The tests and equipment sometimes involve low doses of radiation to create highly detailed images of an area.
Nuclear medicine is a subspecialty of radiology which involves the use of radioactive medication (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. Radiopharmaceuticals can be used to treat hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, solid tumors and bone metastases.
Neuroradiology is a field specializing in the use of radioactive substances, x-rays and scanning devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. UMC offers two experts in clinical imaging and intervention of the brain, spine, head, and neck: Dr. Nabeel Dar and Dr. Roy Jacob.
Musculoskeletal imaging is imaging of the bones, joints and soft tissues associated with them. Dr. Kulia Kakarala is specially trained to interpret these types of images.
Emergency Radiology is a subspecialty devoted to the diagnostic imaging and diagnosis of trauma and non-traumatic emergency conditions.
Cardiac Imaging is devoted to the diagnostic imaging and diagnosis of diseases of the heart and vascular or circulatory system (including blood and lymphatic vessels). A cardiac radiologist uses imaging techniques such as X-rays, ultrasound (echocardiograms), CT scans and MRI scans to screen for heart disease.
UMC has a radiologist dedicated to the diagnostic imaging and diagnosis of breast diseases and conditions. Imaging services offered by UMC and Dr. James Henderson for breast include.
UMC offers radiologists specially trained in body imaging to care for you. Dr. Stephen Frazier and Dr. Eman Attaya, our body imaging team, use various cross-sectional imaging methods to diagnose diseases and conditions found in the major organs of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
Pediatric radiologists, Dr. Frank Quattromani, Dr. Roy Jacob and Dr. Narendra Panapitiya, at UMC, are specially trained to understand the unique needs of children, parents, and pediatricians in the diagnostic process. Their equipment, procedures, and staff are catered to a child’s specific needs.
Interventional radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.