Our Imaging Center offers advanced technology to look inside the body – without surgery – to aid in the diagnosis of disease or to see an injury. Our board-certified Radiologists and Imaging Technologists provide a full-range of diagnostic testing to help your doctor provide the best care possible. The Imaging Center at Research Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and includes:
- Breast Imaging through our Breast Center provides comprehensive services, including screening and diagnostic Digital Mammography. Our Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
- An advanced MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system.
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- PET (positron emission tomography), a non-invasive procedure that images the function of cells to show the difference between normal and diseased tissue. The PET scan looks at the physiological changes and cellular activity to detect cancer earlier.
- Bone Densitometry to measure bone loss and detect osteopenia or osteoporosis.
- Nuclear Medicine testing used to take picture of bones and internal organs after they have absorbed a radioactive substance.
- Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
- Research Medical Center is the first hospital in the area to offer leading-edge MR Elastography (MRE), advanced technology that provides a safer, more comfortable and non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy for early detection and more accurate diagnosis of liver disease.
- Available in only 100 locations throughout the world, now including Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MRE is the new standard of care in assessing and identifying liver stiffness or elasticity, a condition that characterizes liver disease.
- Low-frequency MRE is a highly sensitive method to determine an individual’s level of liver disease, making the technology not only a faster and less expensive diagnosis than a biopsy, but also a more accurate one.