RPI’s body imaging specialists diagnose and help treat diseases and conditions affecting major body organs and systems, including the lungs, liver, stomach, spine, pelvis, kidneys, colon, pancreas, other organs and throughout the abdomen. A subspecialized body imaging radiologist conducts imaging exams from the throat down to the pelvis up. By specializing in the body cavity, body imaging physician experts are capable of focusing on additional nuances related to this area of human anatomy to deliver a more detailed analysis of the image.
RPI body imaging radiologists use many types of imaging, including:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer in order to produce highly detailed images of internal body structures. Body imaging radiologists use MRI to assess organs of the chest and abdomen, pelvic organs, reproductive organs, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. Images obtained by body MRI exams are used to diagnose or monitor tumors in the thorax and pelvic areas, diseases of the liver and pancreas, heart problems, diseases and inflammation of the blood vessels, and fetal examinations during pregnancy.
Computed tomography (CT) images equipment obtains multiple images to produce highly detailed cross-sections of the inside of the body, providing a multidimensional view. RPI body imaging radiologists interpret CT exams to assess traumatic injuries of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, diagnose patients suffering from chest or abdominal pain or trouble breathing, and to detect cancers in the chest, abdomen, pelvis, lung, liver, kidney, ovary and pancreas.