Breast Imaging Services
Northwest Radiology strives to deliver the highest quality of care to patients by using the most advanced technology available. Digital mammography is an excellent tool in early diagnosis, giving patients a better chance of survival.
Additional Women’s Imaging Services
We offer bone density studies for osteoporosis using a simple, painless and noninvasive screening of your lumbar spine and hip. These two types of tests evaluate your bone density and predict your risk of a fracture. At Northwest Radiology Network, board-certified radiologists study your bone density via quantitative computed tomography (QCT) or DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry).
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. Uterine fibroids affect one out of three women between 30 and 50 years of age. The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the pelvic region and pressure on the bladder or bowel.
Uterine fibroid embolization is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive option for treating uterine fibroids. An interventional radiologist uses a high-definition X-ray camera, called a fluoroscope, to guide a catheter into the uterine arteries. Small particles are injected through the catheter to block the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and, in most cases, relieve the patient of her symptoms.
Image-guided biopsies, in many circumstances, have replaced the need for surgical biopsies. In order to obtain samples of tissue for examination, the doctor inserts a small needle, guided by imaging techniques, into the abnormal area. That sample is removed and given to a pathologist for further study.