Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology: MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasounds and CT Scans
From angiography and X-rays to complex endoscopic procedures and digital mammography, we offer a full spectrum of imaging services delivered by caring, knowledgeable technologists. We offer leading-edge technology to provide the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Diagnostic Imaging Used at Trumbull Regional Medical Center
- Biopsy: Used to determine whether a growth is cancerous, a biopsy (tissue sample) is extracted for further testing. Often used in diagnosing cancer when a mass is found during a screening exam.
- Bone Densitometry: (DEXA -Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), measures the strength of your bones to determine whether you are at risk for developing osteoporosis or osteopenia (decreased bone mass) — osteopenia often develops into osteoporosis.
- Breast Imaging: We utilize highly sophisticated imaging technology that can detect breast cancer at the earliest stages, when treatment can be most effective.
- Digital Mammography: Used to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. Radiologists can zoom in on particular areas or change brightness or contrast for even greater visibility, and results can be read immediately.
- Breast MRI: Used for women who are at greater risk of developing breast cancer or who have dense breast tissue or implants — cases in which mammography may be less effective at detecting abnormalities.
- Breast Ultrasound: Used to further evaluate an abnormality found during a mammogram. Ultrasound allows doctors to see the area closest to the chest wall, which can be difficult to see using mammography.
- Stereotactic Biopsies: When a lump or abnormal area is detected during screening, a biopsy can determine whether cells are cancerous.
- CT Scan: Combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues and vessels more visible.
- Echocardiogram: Non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create a detailed, moving picture of the heart and valves that allows your doctor to evaluate the functioning of your heart.
- Fluoroscopy: Uses X-rays to provide real-time images of the area being examined including skeletal, digestive, urinary or reproductive, as well as organs such as the heart, lungs and kidneys.
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): Combines a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to provide detailed images of tissues, muscles, nerves and bones. Because MRI uses magnetic force and radio waves to create images, there is no radiation exposure during the procedure.
- Nuclear Medicine: Uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (given either orally or intravenously) to examine an organ’s structure and metabolic function.
- PET/CT Scan: Provide specific information about organ and cell functioning by distinguishing among healthy, diseased and dead tissue; CT scans provide a detailed picture of the body’s internal anatomy. PET/CT imaging is primarily used to diagnose cancer and evaluate treatment.
- Ultrasound: Uses reflected sound waves to create real-time images of soft tissues, including muscles, blood vessels and organs. Because sound waves are used, there is no radiation exposure during this procedure.
- X-ray: Use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs on film or digital media.
Minimally invasive interventional radiology techniques are used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Radiologists use X-ray and other imaging technologies (MRI, CT and ultrasound) to guide small wires or catheters (thin, flexible tube) with specialized instruments to treat affected areas of the body. These procedures only require a tiny incision where the catheter is inserted into an artery, so it results in less blood loss, less pain and a quicker recovery for patients.
- Angiography and angioplasty
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Cardiac catheterization procedures
Center for Radiology
2586 Elm Road, Bldg. B, Cortland, OH 44410
Steward Health Center, Austintown
20 Ohltown Road, Austintown, OH 44515
Steward Health Center, Elm Road
2580 – 2662 Elm Rd.
Trumbull Regional Medical Center
1350 East Market St., Warren, OH 44482
To schedule a mammogram or other screening exam, please call one of our locations below:
- Trumbull Regional Medical Center: 330-841-9011
- Steward Health Center, Elm Road: 330-841-5900
The right doctor is just a phone call away. Physician Referral Line: 1-800-488-5959