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Imaging & Radiology

Helping your doctor make better decisions

To schedule an appointment, call (214) 933-7200.

Radiology has been around for 100 years, but detecting an internal health condition doesn’t have to require invasive surgery or biopsies anymore. The radiology department at Methodist Dallas Medical Center provides the highest quality diagnostic and treatment imaging services. The radiologist works with a specialized radiology technologist and nurses to coordinate imaging services for your medical care. The radiology department at Methodist Dallas has a highly specialized team that performs and interprets more than 150,000 exams each year. This large number of exams allows for a wide range of expertise in the diagnosis of diseases.

We offer a broad range of imaging procedures, including:

  • Bone Density Test: These tests look for bone composition and structure, testing for weaknesses that could lead to problems like mineral content deficiencies, fractures, and osteoporosis. Bone density tests are quick and painless, and they allow physicians to plan for bone treatments and possible prescriptions for medications.
  • X-ray: Quick and painless exam that produces images to see the structures inside your body. X-rays can help determine bone issues such as fractures, infections, and arthritis.
  • Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan: A CT scan uses cross-sectional images or slices of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissue inside your body. A CT scan can be used to visualize almost all parts of your body and can be used to diagnose injury or disease. The results of your CT scan will be utilized by your medical provider to determine treatment plans. These scans produce detailed images ranging in size from the entire body down to a section of the brain.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): MRI is a non-invasive field that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of tissues, skeletal system, and organs within your body. The results of your MRI can guide your medical provider to determine the best treatment plan.
  • Cardiovascular Imaging: As heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S., we offer several imaging services that help you and your doctor know more about your cardiovascular health. The services used include CT Calcium Scoring, Angiography, Doppler ultrasound, and Echocardiogram.
  • Nuclear Medicine: Imaging in nuclear medicine provides unique information that many times cannot be obtained using other imaging exams. This may offer the potential to identify the disease in its earliest stage. Nuclear Medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials that are typically injected into the bloodstream which travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays. A special camera and computer detect the rays to create images of the inside of your body.
  • Ultrasound: By using sound waves, an ultrasound scan is able to create an image of internal organs. It is regularly used to monitor fetuses during pregnancy, and also used to diagnose abnormalities in other organs such as the, kidneys, liver, and bladder, Doppler Ultrasound is a specialized ultrasound technique used to evaluate blood flow through arteries and veins within extremities or organs, such as liver and kidney.
  • Bronchoscopy: When there are complications in the airways or the lungs, a bronchoscope can be used to detect them. This device is a long, thin camera with a light that can get a close look at your respiratory system. – this exam is performed in Respiratory dept.
  • Women's Imaging: In order to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases, imaging services for women include mammography, pelvic ultrasounds, and breast cancer screenings. These can be ordered by your physician, and are effective in preventing diseases that aren’t immediately apparent.
  • Interventional Radiology: Interventional Radiology is a minimally invasive alternative to open or laparoscopic surgery. The Interventional Radiologist is a specialized physician. He or she may use x-ray ultrasound, or CT to guide in these minimally invasive procedures in order to treat or diagnose specific disease processes. The range of condition which can be treated by IR is enormous and continually expanding.

Specialized procedures performed at Methodist Dallas:

  • MRI Elastography – to determine fatty liver
  • MRI Breast – to determine diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • CT Calcium Scoring & CTA Cardiac/ Heart
  • CT Brain Perfusion for Stroke patients
  • Liver Cancer treatments to include:
    • Bland Embolization
    • Chemo Embolization
    • Microwave Ablations
    • Cryoabalation
    • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
  • Treatment of Vertebral Fx with Vertebralplasty or Kyphoplasty
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization

To schedule an appointment, call (214) 933-7200.