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?
- Blood vessel abnormalities
- Hemorrhage (bleeding)
- 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.