The Adventist Cancer Institute has conveniently-located outpatient imaging centers in Hinsdale, Westmont and Plainfield offering the most advanced technologies in preventative and diagnostic imaging services with accuracy and speed.
With flexible hours and many same-day services, we're able to help put your mind at rest so you can focus on your future. Adventist Cancer Institute Imaging Centers offer the following services:
This technique uses a computer, rather than X-ray film, to record detailed images of the breast. Digital imaging provides greater clarity than conventional mammography and allows faster, earlier and more accurate detection of early breast abnormalities.
Computed Tomography (CT)
A CT scan, otherwise known as a CAT scan, is a non-invasive, cross-sectional procedure. Using both computers and X-rays, CT scans obtain specialized in-depth images of soft-body tissues and other internal structures for clinical evaluation.
Medical ultrasound, or sonography, is a medical-imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce highly detailed pictures of organs and soft body tissues inside the body.
Vascular ultrasound provides information about the body's veins and arteries. These tests are used to assess blood flow and look for acute or impending disease of the circulatory system. No ionizing radiation is used with vascular ultrasound.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI is a technique that uses magnetism, radio waves and a computer to produce precise images of body structures and structural abnormalities. MRI uses no ionizing radiation.
An MRI scan of the breast is a noninvasive method to create detailed pictures of the breast and surrounding tissues. It is usually done in combination with mammography and/or breast ultrasound, to further assess abnormalities or to screen high-risk patients.
Image-Guided Needle Core Breast Biopsy
An image-guided needle core breast biopsy is performed by using a hollow needle to remove tissue samples from the breast, which are then sent to the laboratory for analysis. This minimally-invasive, simple procedure is an often-used alternative to surgical breast biopsies.
An MRI-guided breast biopsy is used when MRI imaging shows a breast abnormality, such as a suspicious mass not identified by other imaging techniques. During an MRI-guided breast biopsy, magnetic resonance imaging is used as a guide to the site of the abnormality.
Duel-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
DEXA scanning is a low-radiation X-ray that provides extremely a measurement of bone mineral density.
An X-ray is a type of low-dose radiation used to image bones, organs and soft tissue. It can help evaluate bone density, fractures and tumors.
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