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What is diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging allows a doctor to look inside a person’s body when determining a medical condition. Various technologies can be used to create pictures of the structures and activities inside the body.

Imaging techniques available at Barrow include:

Other diagnostic services at Barrow include electroneurodiagnostic techniques (which record electrical activity in the central nervous system), ultrasonography, and balance testing.

What is diagnostic imaging used for?

  • Tumors
  • Blood vessel abnormalities
  • Trauma
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Other neurological diseases

Am I a good candidate for diagnostic imaging?

You may be a good candidate for diagnostic imaging if your doctor suspects you have a neurological disorder, or if you have experienced brain or spinal trauma. Most imaging techniques are painless, noninvasive, and safe.