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We provide the full range of imaging services in a newly renovated facility with the latest technology. We are constantly refining our techniques to achieve the lowest dose of radiation required to make an accurate diagnosis.

We encourage you to read about the type of test you are having so that you can understand how this particular test can help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan. Our board-certified radiologists will provide a report to your doctor within 48 hour of testing. Of course, if you have any questions prior to your test, do not hesitate to call us at 410.368.8675.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Read Info

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive test used to diagnose conditions of the body that may not be visible with other imaging procedures. Radiologists use high field-strength magnets and radiofrequency pulses to generate precise images on computer workstations, and then look for signal changes or tiny lesions within the body’s tissues. The use of an intravenous dye (called a “contrast agent”) is sometimes needed for tissues to show up more clearly. MRI is excellent for imaging in the central nervous system (brain and spine), extremities, abdomen (liver, pancreas, kidneys), pelvis (uterus/ovaries), and breast. MRI does not use radiation or x-rays. We do not offer an open MRI.

CT Read Info

Computed tomography (CT) is a noninvasive imaging test that can very quickly generate exquisitely detailed images throughout the body using rotating x-rays. Our radiologists work closely with your referring physician to scan the appropriate body part with a tailored protocol, often times with an intravenous dye (called a “contrast agent”) for high quality images. You may be instructed to drink a liquid contrast agent prior to the scan to better evaluate your intestines. CT is often the test of choice for imaging in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis, as well as for blood vessels (CTA or CT angiography).

Ultrasound Read Info

Ultrasound (also called sonography) is a medical imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves from a hand-held transducer to generate images. The images are sent to radiologists who are able to analyze the soft tissues in your body. There is no need for intravenous dye, and ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation or x-rays.

PET/CT Read Info

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a whole-body nuclear medicine test, which can be combined with a CT scan to detect areas in the body that are affected with disease. A small dose of radioactive material is injected, which will show up as bright areas on the scan. Often, a PET/CT is ordered by an oncologist in order to accurately determine the extent of disease and to determine the stage (progression) of cancer. PET/CT is especially helpful in certain types of cancer (such as lymphoma, lung cancer, and others) in monitoring the body’s response to treatment and in guiding future treatment options.

Mammography Read Info

Mammography  3-D/Tomosynthesis

Breast tomosynthesis, also commonly referred to as 3D mammography, was developed to improve upon these limitations of standard digital mammography, especially for women with dense breasts.  Although not a true 3D image, a 3D mammogram obtains many more images of the breasts to allow for a more detailed assessment of the tissue. Tomosynthesis results in decreased patient anxiety and improved cancer detection.

Digital Mammography

Mammography uses low-dose x-rays specifically designed and calibrated for showing detail within the tissues of the breast. This is widely regarded as the single best imaging test to show the earliest changes of breast cancer, before a patient or a physician can feel a mass. Gentle compression during the exam is used to image the breast in different views. If you feel a lump or pain in your breast beforehand, let our technologists know and a marker will be placed at the site to alert our radiologists.

DEXA Read Info

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is a medical test to measure bone density, and is typically used to diagnose and follow osteopenia and osteoporosis. A variety of readings are taken from the body (spine, hips, wrists) and the measurements are compared to an age-matched normal population to determine the degree of bone loss, which in turn helps guide your physician about treatment recommendations.

Digital X-ray and Fluoroscopy Read Info

Digital x-ray uses electronic sensors instead of traditional photographic film for rapidly obtaining images of the lungs, bones, and other body parts. The images are quickly processed and stored on our computer database, and are interpreted by radiologists alongside prior studies, when available.  Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging test performed with the radiologist in the room with the patient, while a low dose x-ray beam provides “video-like” images of the body. An oral or injected dye is given depending on what area of the body is examined, and may include the stomach, intestines/colon, spine (myelogram), or other.

VCUG Read Info

A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is a fluoroscopic test of the bladder and ureters, often performed on children who have had one or more episodes of a urinary tract infection (UTI). A radiologist inserts a sterile catheter into the bladder and injects contrast dye into the bladder. During “video” fluoroscopy, the patient is turned to each side to check for reflux of the contrast into the ureters. After the bladder is full, the catheter is removed and images are obtained while the bladder empties.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scan Read Info

A Coronary Artery Calcium scan is a noninvasive imaging study that can help show whether you have coronary artery disease. It is typically ordered for patients who do not experience symptoms, and provides your doctor with more information regarding hardened plaque build-up in the arteries of your heart, which then allows your doctors to estimate the risk of future heart attacks. The scan does not require an injection of contrast dye or the use of an IV line in your vein.

Lung Screening Read Info

A lung screening utilizes a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan is a noninvasive imaging test that can very quickly generate exquisitely detailed images throughout the body using rotating x-rays. The purpose of using a low-dose CT scan is to detect the presence of lung nodules or other abnormalities. While some lung nodules may be benign, they can be indicators of lung disease or in some cases cancer. If a lung nodule is found it’s not abnormal for a physician to ask for further testing such as a biopsy. Only after a biopsy of a nodule is taken and tested can it be determined if the nodules are cancerous or indicators of other lung disease such as emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The screening is designed for individuals who may be at high risk for developing cancer. This includes individuals who are:

  • Aged 55-77
  • Smoked a pack a day for 30 years or more or the equivalent
  • A current smoker or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years

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Walk-in Hours

Baltimore

All X-Ray services at our Baltimore location are walk-in only. For all additional services, please schedule an appointment.

General X-Ray:
MON-THURS 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
FRI 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
SAT 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Catonsville

All appointments at our Catonsville location are walk-in only.

Screening Mammograms:
MON-FRI 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
General X-Ray:
MON-THURS 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
FRI 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
SAT 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Vascular Ultrasound:
MON-THURS 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
FRI 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
DEXA:
MON-FRI 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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