Diagnostic / Radiology
Our Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists utilize technologically-advanced, minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.
Discograms are used to locate or identify damaged discs of the spine. The injection of a special dye into the injured disc or series of discs makes the damaged region visible on a fluoroscope monitor and x-ray film.
Myelography is a type of imaging examination that provides a detailed picture of the spinal cord, nerve roots, subarachnoid space and spinal column. During the procedure, contrast material is introduced into the space surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots (subarachnoid space) using fluoroscopy, a real-time type of x-ray. This procedure allows the radiologist to view and evaluate the status of the spinal cord, the nerve roots and the meninges (the membranes surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots).