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At Indiana University Health, our radiologists use advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat many conditions. Imaging techniques include X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), ultrasounds and more. We offer radiology services throughout Indiana so you can receive convenient care.
Indiana University Health North Hospital is proud to offer the latest in comprehensive radiology services for adults and pediatrics. We offer a number of services in nuclear medicine, radiology, catheterization, interventional and diagnostic testing. We provide safe care using the lowest doses of radiation possible for the most accurate results.
Patients who use any of our radiology or imaging services receive high-quality of care from our certified technologists and expert analysis from our on-site board certified physicians. Our physicians have advanced education in reading these images to make the proper diagnoses. We also use leading edge imaging technology in our operating rooms so surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures. These procedures have fewer risks than open surgeries and help you to recover faster with less pain.
Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we conduct research into new imaging techniques that can lead to more accurate diagnoses and less-invasive treatments.
We Have Opened Another Outpatient Imaging Location!
IU Health North Hospital has opened a new outpatient imaging center off of Allisonville Road in Fishers. This location offers X-ray, mammogram and ultrasound services.
Digital imaging provides the clearest and most accurate picture for physicians to make their diagnosis. Our staff of in-house and board certified radiologists bring a high level of skill and experience in interpreting those images. Our staff members have the additional support of immediate consultation and review by IU Health and IU School of Medicine colleagues who are sub-specialized in the reading of specific exam images, such as computed tomography (CT) scans and MRIs. That additional expertise is available to all patients without a second trip to another location and at no additional cost.
Services at our locations include:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI scanner is surrounded by a magnetic field that emits radio waves toward the direction of the body tissue in question. In return, the radio waves are used to photograph the interior of the body without the harmful effects of X-rays and other types of ionizing radiation. IU Health North offers sedation of anesthesia with each MRI in order to make this sometimes-unpleasant experience a bit easier.
- Computed tomography (CT) scan. We also offer a 64-slice Phillips Brilliance CT scan. It can image the whole body in less than one minute.
- Radiology. A general radiologist interprets a broad range of diagnostic images that could include plain film X-ray, ultrasound or CT. Plain film X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, cracked skulls and injured backbones. General radiologists often have additional training to enhance their skills in various radiology sub-specialties.
- Ultrasound. A method of obtaining images from inside the body using high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. Ultrasounds are commonly used to view fetuses inside the womb and to view other internal organs including the heart.
- Mammography. We offer digital screening and diagnostic mammograms.
- Breast imaging. IU Health North Hospital offers a number of women’s diagnostic services, including mammography, bone density scans (DXA), breast ultrasounds and biopsies.
- Large Bore CT. The traditional CT Scanner at IU Health North Hospital can accommodate patients up to 450 pounds. The Large Bore CT has a larger opening, or bore, and is designed to accommodate obese patients up to 650 pounds.
- Nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine comprises diagnostic examinations that result in images of body function and metabolism. The images are developed based on the detection of energy emitted from radiopharmaceuticals given to the patient, either intravenously or by mouth. The early stage of many diseases, including cancer and heart disease, can be detected by nuclear medicine techniques. The extent of the disease, prognosis and response to therapy can also be determined using nuclear medicine procedures and nuclear medicine Positron Emission Tomography (PET and PET/CT) techniques. Nuclear medicine also includes therapies such as radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
- Cardiac testing. We offer a number of tests to screen for cardiovascular disease, including echocardiogram, stress echo, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), cardioversion, electrocardiogram (EKG) and Holter monitoring.
- Vascular testing. Vascular disease is similar to heart disease in that it involves the hardening of the arteries; however, vascular disease occurs in different arteries than the coronary arteries to the heart. To detect this disease in the body’s arteries, we use various tests including carotid Doppler, upper and lower venous Doppler, upper and lower arterial Doppler and lower extremity stress testing.
- Neurodiagnostic testing. Neurodiagnostic testing is often done when a physician believes a patient’s illness or condition is based in the body’s central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). These tests can include EEG, electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), evoked potential and video ambulatory monitoring.
- Video electroencephalogram (EEG) (pediatric patients only). Video EEG is a video recording of the electrical activity of the brain. IU Health North Hospital offers this in-patient service for pediatric patients suffering from epileptic seizures. Monitoring can last anywhere from 24-72 hours, depending on the testing needs and condition of the specific patient.
- Pulmonary testing. Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into circulation in the body. These tests can include PFT, methacholine, a six-minute walk study, spirometry with exercise and O2 with titration and blood gas.
IU Health North Hospital has a wide array of services available to women. By coordinating the care provided by specialists from multiple disciplines, our patients benefit from a wealth of expertise with an individualized focus. Women who take advantage of our program have unparalleled access to:
- Women’s diagnostics (breast imaging)
- Breast surgery
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Plastic surgery
- Social work/Counseling services
- Physical therapy
- Complementary medicine
- Research protocols
Call direct: 317.688.2955
We are located at: 11700 N. Meridian Street Carmel, IN 46032
Imaging at Springmill Road Location
Offering X-ray, CT Scan & MRI
10300 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290
Fishers Imaging at Allisonville Road Location
Offering X-ray, mammogram & ultrasound
10995 Allisonville Road, Suite 100B Fishers, IN 46038