Diagnostic Services

The ability to glimpse inside our patients’ bodies to understand their health issues has empowered medicine – and our diagnostic services are a perfect example. We are committed to embracing technologies that advance imaging and laboratory testing because we consider them essential to diagnosis and treatment.

Medical imaging tools we use:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

    An MRI gives doctors a close look at your organs and tissues – noninvasively and painlessly. An MRI is useful for identifying changes in your body structures and diagnosing specific issues so that optimal treatments can be identified. With MRI, a large magnet and radio waves create images of organs and tissues, using no radiation.

  • MRI Arthrography:

    An arthrogram is contrast material (dye) injected into a joint space that helps our radiologists assess structural and functional joint changes, leading to more accurate diagnoses and more targeted treatments. Following the injection of contrast material, you will have an MRI performed.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT):

    A CT scan is a specialized X-ray that takes cross-sectional images of your body. The imaging capabilities of a CT scan can identify conditions that regular X-rays often can’t. The CT scanner is an X-ray tube that rotates around your body, providing 3-D imaging.

  • Ultrasound:

    Using high-frequency sound waves, an ultrasound generates real-time images of the body’s organs and systems. Ultrasound is particularly helpful in viewing soft tissues to visualize musculoskeletal injuries and other conditions.

  • X-ray:

    X-rays display images of tissues and bony structures of the body.

Laboratory services we offer include:

  • Blood transfusion services (Blood Bank)
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation/Hematology
  • Drug screening
  • Glucose testing
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology/Cytology
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring

Before Your Appointment:

For specific information regarding your appointment, contact the Diagnostic Services team at 414-961-6816.

Contact us here or call 414-961-6800 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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