Body imaging encompasses techniques aimed at diagnosing diseases of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiac, pulmonary and musculoskeletal systems. The body imaging section at MidSouth Imaging includes radiologists with specialized fellowship training in all these areas. Modalities used to image these organs include fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance.
Our vascular interventionalists perform a wide range of angiographic and interventional procedures including venous and arterial vascular studies, non-cardiac balloon angioplasty and stent placement, caval umbrella filter placement, as well as vascular tumor ablation. We also perform needle biopsies for diagnostic purposes (chest, abdomen and pelvis), abscess drainage, and external drainage of obstructed kidneys or biliary systems. Uterine fibroid embolization, endovenous laser treatments for varicose veins and peripheral vascular screenings are also performed by our vascular interventional radiologists at MSI.
Our interventional neuroradiologist treat an ever-widening range of neurological problems with invasive procedures aided by technologically advanced equipment. This field allows many tests and treatments to be done without the need for major surgery or a general anesthetic.
Mammography / Women’s Imaging
In addition to routine screening mammography, diagnostic breast evaluations are performed using special mammographic views and ultrasound. Interventional breast procedures including mammographic and ultrasound guided needle localizations, ultrasound guided cyst aspirations and ultrasound guided core biopsies are available to aid the clinician in the diagnosis and management of breast diseases.
Recent advances in neuroradiological diagnosis, for example, CT, angiography and MRI, have been primarily due to progress in computer technology. MidSouth Imaging has maintained expertise in the utilization of these state-of-the-art modalities. Our board certified neuroradiologists are available to assist you in the diagnosis of central nervous system disorders.
The nuclear medicine physicians at MidSouth Imaging are closely involved in diagnosing the presence or extent of occult infection, disease damage, clots, cancers, masses, etc. Many of their procedures also measure the degree of function present in an organ.
Pediatric Radiology is the subspecialty of radiology that encompasses the diagnosis of diseases of infants and children. Pediatric radiologists have special training and experience in evaluation diseases in newborns, congenital anomalies, and in meeting special needs of infants and young children undergoing diagnostic imaging procedures. Pediatric radiologists can differentiate injuries from normal developmental stages in children.
Musculoskeletal imaging uses state-of-the-art technology such as radiology, CT, ultrasonography and MRI to diagnose and assess bones, joints and associated soft tissues.
Cardiopulmonary radiologists specialize in using modern imaging technology to diagnose and treat disorders of the chest, lungs and heart. The highly trained and certified doctors in this subspecialty use conventional chest radiography as well as CT, high-resolution CT and MRI.