InVision Imaging Services
At InVision Newport Beach we offer a wide array of radiology and diagnostic services. Our team of caring physicians and technologists provide the human touch in this world of advanced technology.
Quality imaging and expertise in interpretation lead to a more direct approach in diagnosis and treatment, and aid in faster recovery and fewer complications. We are dedicated to excellence and compassionate care in everything we do.
InVision provides the following capabilities:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
- MR Cardiac
- MRI Stress Testing
- MR Spectroscopy
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
- MR - Arthrography
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
- CTA Coronary
- CT Stress Testing
- CT Virtual Colonography
- CT Lung Scans with Advanced Low-Dose Technology
- CT - Myelography
- CT – Urography
- Nuclear StressTesting
- Digital X-Ray
- Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration
- Ultrasound-Guided Thyroid Biopsy
X-ray is a quick and pain free exam that produces images of structures inside the body. A simple X-ray image can be extremely informative. It can show whether or not a bone is broken or whether or not there is a shadow on the lung. X-ray is a very useful exam that does expose you to small doses of radiation, but the benefits from these tests far outweigh the risks.
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows an x-ray image on a TV monitor, much like an x-ray movie in which the movement of that body part can be studied. It is used to investigate and diagnosis problems within the soft tissues of the body. By swallowing a special dye, the esophagus and stomach can be examined. In addition, a similar dye can be introduced via an enema to examine the back passage and the rest of the large bowel. Fluoroscopy is a type of x-ray procedure, and it carries the same types of risks as other x-ray procedures. The radiation dose the patient receives varies depending on the individual procedure.
MRI is a non-invasive, pain free study that utilizes a superconducting magnet and radio waves to produce images of organs and structures of the body without using radiation or iodinated contrast agents. Our high field 3.0 Tesla MRI produces superior image quality of the vascular and central nervous systems, spine, bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and abdomen, and is truly exceptional in the delineation of the arteries. MRI provides us with exceptional detail and is able to safely aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and injuries. MRI is one of the safest imaging devices used today.
CT is a non-invasive, pain free body imaging scan that uses x-ray beams to collect data from various angles, which is then computer interpreted to produce cross sectional images of organs and tissue throughout the body. CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams. Radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders with the use of interpreted data from CT scans.
Nuclear medicine is the study of metabolic or molecular activity throughout the various body systems. Nuclear stress tests are extremely useful in detecting blood flow and function of the heart. This type of testing involves an injection or ingestion of small amounts of radioisotopes. These radioisotopes are then detected throughout the heart to evaluate circulation and heart function.
Ultrasound (also called sonography) is a pain free, non-invasive, radiation free study that uses high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic images of tissue, organs and blood flow inside the body. Ultrasound produces sound waves that are beamed into the body causing return echoes that are recorded to "visualize" structures beneath the skin. The ability to measure different echoes reflected from a variety of tissues allows a shadow picture to be constructed. The technology is especially accurate at seeing the interface between solid and fluid filled spaces. Ultrasound is used to aid in the detection and treatment of vascular disease that can lead to stroke, breast and female reproductive abnormalities, pelvic area abnormalities. In the abdomen it is used to detect gallstones and liver disease. In Obstetric Ultrasound, we can examine the age, sex, and location of the fetus, as well as to look for birth defects or any potential complications.