Alliance Radiology Offers
Specialty Services and Procedures in these areas
Bone density is a key indicator in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, a preventable disease that causes millions of fractures every year. Bone density studies allow for early detection and treatment of osteoporosis, sparing patients pain and debility due to bone degeneration and fractures. Fast and accurate studies are available.
CT is one of the most useful diagnostic examinations available and allows for the visualization of organs, bone, and blood vessels. A rotating x-ray device and advanced computer create detailed cross-sectional images of regional anatomy. All exams are tailored by the radiologist to evaluate a given problem and are conducted by technologists with advanced certification in CT.
X-ray imaging has been performed for over 100 years and is still an excellent tool for assessing skeletal trauma and pain as well as for thoracic imaging for evaluation of the heart and lungs.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by physicians obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. In its simplest form, a fluoroscope consists of an x-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed.
(abbreviated IR or sometimes VIR for vascular and interventional radiology) is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes (e.g., angiogram), while others are done for treatment purposes (e.g., angioplasty). Pictures (images) are used to direct these procedures, which are usually done with needles or other tiny instruments like small tubes called catheters. The images provide road maps that allow the Interventional Radiologist to guide these instruments through the body to the areas of interest.
Mammography is the primary screening examination for the early detection of breast cancer and can detect cancer up to several years before a lump can be felt. Along with ultrasound, it is also used to evaluate palpable abnormalities. All examinations are performed on a state-of-the-art system accredited by The American College of Radiology. A sophisticated computer tracking system allows us to keep patients informed of the need for additional evaluation or follow-up. Patients are also sent automatic reminder notices for routine mammograms.
Ultrasound is an excellent non-invasive method for examining organs and blood vessels with fine anatomical detail and real time images. Ultrasound is utilized extensively in abdominal and pelvic imaging including obstetrics. Venous, carotid, and extremity vascular studies are also routinely performed by our registered diagnostic medical sonographers with advanced vascular certification.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Uterine fibroid embolization provides a new alternative to hysterectomies for many women who suffer from the pain and heavy bleeding of uterine fibroids. Through endovascular techniques, Alliance physicians are able to localize and eliminate the blood supply to the fibroids, decreasing their size while leaving the uterus intact and the procedure has a very high success profile as a treatment for bulk-related symptoms and bleeding related to fibroids.
Varicose Veins Venous disease, including spider and varicose veins, is not simple a cosmetic problem. It is a real medical problem, with real symptoms that impact patient’s lives and if left untreated, varicose veins can progress and lead to significant complication, such as chronic swelling, vein inflammation, skin discoloration and ulcers. Alliance offers treatments that provide safe, effective and virtually pain-free way to treat painful and unsightly varicose veins, without surgical vein stripping, which was the primary treatment option in the past.