The Imaging Department of Rush Memorial Hospital is dedicated to offering our community a complete range of diagnostic imaging procedures. Our highly trained staff includes a radiologist who is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Our radiographic technologists are licensed by the State of Indiana and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Bone densitometry, also called Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Bone density or bone mineral density (BMD) is the amount of bone mineral in bone tissue. DXA scan is typically used to screen people for osteoporosis risk and to identify those who might benefit from measures to improve bone strength.
A CT scan, also called X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) or computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan), makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual ‘slices’) of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. Contrast dye may be used to help visualize some abnormalities.
Echocardiograms, often referred to as a cardiac echo or simply an echo, is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart.
Mammography (also called mastography) is the process used as a diagnostic and screening tool to examine the human breast. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or microcalcifications.
Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear medicine scans are usually conducted by nuclear medicine technologists.
Positron Emission Tomography is a test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive chemical) to look at organs in the body.
Radiography is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to view the internal structure of the human body. To create the image, a heterogeneous beam of X-rays is produced by an X-ray generator and is projected toward the object. A certain amount of X-ray is absorbed by the object, which is dependent on the particular density and composition of that object.
Vascular Ultrasound (also called sonography) use sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing to create an image of the blood vessels in the body.
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