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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.
IU Health provides safe care using the lowest doses of radiation possible for the most accurate results. Our physicians have advanced education in reading these images to make 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 recover faster with less pain.
Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital provides the following services:
- Diagnostic X-ray. An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body.
- Computed tomography (CT) scans. A CT scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This test uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body.
- Mammography. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast.
- Echocardiogram. An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer.
- Bone density scans. A bone density scan checks your bone strength and is used to help diagnose osteoporosis.
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.
Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves, instead of radiation, to create an image of a part of the body, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels. Information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen that help your radiologist or physician diagnose and treat conditions.
Advancements in ultrasound technology include 3D ultrasounds that format the sound waves into 3D images. A 4D ultrasound is a 3D image that appears to be moving in real time.
Nuclear medicine imaging uses an IV injected or ingested low-level radioactive isotopes to help physicians determine an organ’s size, shape and function. A special camera takes images of the isotopes as they move through the body and into the organs. The amount of radiation is typically less than a conventional X-ray or CT scan.