Adds Outpatient Nuclear Medicine Capabilities
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Doctors in Northern Arizona now have a powerful new tool to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide variety of diseases. Northern Arizona Radiology is the newest facility in the Flagstaff area to use a state-of-the-art molecular camera to capture high quality medical images.
The Siemens e.cam gamma camera scans as close to the patient as possible to produce images of exceptional quality and detail. Patients can be imaged on an outpatient basis and do not have to be admitted to the hospital. Medical imaging with Northern Arizona Radiology’s new equipment allows physicians to provide an array of diagnostic imaging procedures, including:
- Bone scans
- Thyroid uptake and parathyroid
- Muga scans
- Renal scan
- Spect scan
- Gastric emptying
“Molecular imaging continues to be a very important diagnostic tool for physicians by providing outstanding results in detecting cancers, breast lesions, heart disease and neurological conditions,” said Edward P. Herman, M.D., a radiologist at Northern Arizona Radiology. “We are very excited to offer our patients and the local medical community access to this cutting edge technology. The more information they have, the better informed and more proactive their treatment plans can be.”
The camera can be positioned to generate a 180-, 90-, or 76-degree image. The flexibility of the design to capture any area of the body means patients experience maximum comfort during their outpatient procedure. The e.cam also features a motorized bed that lowers to a height of 19 inches allowing patients up to 400 pounds to easily and safely access it.
Northern Arizona Radiology offers state-of-the-art medical imaging in a comfortable, convenient location with same-day scheduling available for most exams. All exams are interpreted locally by experienced, board-certified radiologists who work closely with referring providers, ensuring the highest quality care at a fraction of the cost of hospital-based exams. For more information, call Northern Arizona Radiology at (928) 773-2515 or visit www.northernarizonaradiology.com.
About Northern Arizona Radiology
Established in 1962, Northern Arizona Radiology is a dedicated team of experienced, board-certified radiologists, licensed technologists and caring staff who strive to provide the highest quality medical imaging to all of northern Arizona. The Northern Arizona Radiology offices provide a full range of state-of-the-art, all-digital outpatient imaging services, including X-rays, mammography, ultrasound, CT, PET/CT, MRI, bone densitometry, comprehensive women’s imaging, steroid injections for pain management and minimally invasive therapies for varicose veins. For more information, call Northern Arizona Radiology at 928-773-2515, visit www.northernarizonaradiology.com or connect with us on Facebook.