Physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen use imaging technology advances to improve diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. Some of these advances may lead to a more comfortable patient experience.

Highlights of the Department of Radiology and Imaging's equipment include:

  • Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which allows radiologists on the medical staff to review results on high-resolution computer monitors and also gives most off-site physicians rapid, remote access to test results for consultation when needed
  • A 16-slice GE Light Speed CT scanner, which produces up to 16 cross-sectional images ("slices") that are reconstructed to form a complete, precise image
  • The MRI system offers advanced diagnostic efficiency and high resolution images, including breast imaging
  • Digital mammography, which involves less radiation than film mammography and enables improved image storage and electronic image transmission
  • Bone densitometry, which allows for early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis

In recent years, new generations of advanced interventional radiology and cardiac procedures have enabled physicians to care for many medical conditions without the need for open surgery. Physicians on the medical staff can now perform many of these procedures, such as:

  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral arterial disease
  • GI and GU related procedures
  • IVC filter placement
  • Venous access
  • PICC lines
  • Full-service sonography (all body parts and segmental arterial pressure in the legs)

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