Advanced Diagnostics Healthcare
Below is a list of services offered at this location:
High Acuity Imaging
- 64-Slice CT
- High Field 1.5T MRI
- Ultrasound, Doppler & Echocardiography
Biopsy and Drainage Procedures
- Thoracentesis: A thin needle or tube is placed into the chest in order to remove fluid for diagnosis and/or to reduce discomfort.
- Paracentesis: A thin needle or tube is placed into the abdomen in order to remove fluid for diagnosis and/or to reduce discomfort.
- Abscess Drainage: A thin catheter is placed through the skin to drain an infected collection in the body.
- Nephrostomy: A tiny tube is advanced into the kidney to relieve the build up of urine caused by an obstruction.
- Biliary Tube: A tiny tube is advanced into the bile ducts of the liver to relieve the build up of bile caused by an obstruction.
- Abdominal & Soft Tissue Biopsy: A needle is advanced into an abnormal mass.
- PICC/Central Line: A catheter is placed in the arm and guided into the upper chest. The catheter is used for long term IV therapy and eliminates the need for multiple needle punctures.
- Port Placement: A catheter connected to a small reservoir is placed under the skin and into a large vein in the chest. The port is generally used for chemotherapy.
- IVC Filter: A filter device is placed through a vein in the neck or leg and then is guided into the inferior vena cava (IVC). The purpose of the filter is to trap blood clots that migrate from the legs before they reach the lungs.
- Venogram: A catheter is placed in a vein, and images are taken while dye is injected in order to detect narrowing or clotting of the vein.
- Angiogram: A catheter is placed in an artery and images are taken while dye is injected. This is used to characterize narrowed, blocked, enlarged or malformed vessels in a specific area in the body.
- Angioplasty/Stent: An angiogram is first performed to characterize narrowed or clotted blood vessels. A balloon and/or stent are then used to widen or open the narrowed or clotted vessels.
- Varicose Vein Therapy: Varicose veins are enlarged prominent veins in the legs that get engorged with blood because the valves in the veins don’t work. This allows blood to pool in the legs instead of flowing back to the heart. A tiny laser catheter can be used to close the large malfunctioning vein in the leg improving symptoms of swelling, itching and burning.
Feeding Tube Management
- G & J Tube: Outpatient placement of feeding tubes in the stomach and/or small intestine.
- G & J tube Replacement/ Exchange: Outpatient Management of feeding tubes. This includes placing fresh tubes when existing tubes malfunction from clogging, leaking or becoming old.
Dialysis Access and Maintenance
- Temporary Dialysis Catheter: A catheter is placed into a large vein usually in the neck. The catheter is connected to a dialysis machine so that waste can be removed from the blood. This is generally done when the kidneys are no longer functioning.
- Long Term Dialysis Catheter: A catheter is tracked under the skin and then into a large blood vessel. The catheter functions the same way as a temporary catheter, but can stay in place for weeks to months.
- AV Graft/Fistula Maintenance: A small catheter is placed into a graft or fistula, a surgically created connection between an artery and vein used for dialysis patients with kidney disease. Dye is injected and images are obtained in order to diagnose narrowing or clotting of the fistula. Narrowing of the fistula can be widened with the balloon and blood clots can be removed as necessary.
Pain Management and Diagnosis
- Epidural Steroid Injection & Nerve Root Block: Anesthetics and/or steroids are injected in the spine to reduce back and/or leg pain.
- Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty: Bone cement is injected into a fractured vertebra to stabilize a fracture.
- Myelography: A thin needle is placed into the spinal canal. Dye is injected and images are obtained. In most cases additional images are then obtained using a CT.
- Discography: A thin needle is placed into the intervertebral disc. Dye is injected and pain level is assessed to determine the cause of back pain.
- Arthrography: A thin needle is placed in a joint. Dye is injected. In most cases additional images are then obtained using a CT or MRI.