Procedures & Equipment

Southern California Diagnostic Imaging Center

The Casa Colina Diagnostic Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, CAT scan, PET and Mammography. All imaging technologists are fully certified and an on-site radiologist supervises all work. The center is located on the campus of Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare.

The center offers a variety of routine, screening and specialized tests and procedures to help referring primary care physicians and specialists diagnose and treat patients. Feel free to contact us to inquire about a specific study. A partial list of popular exams includes:

    • Biopsies
    • Cardiac calcium scoring
    • CT enterography
    • CT urography
    • Cystography
    • DEXA bone density scan
    • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
    • Injections: epidural, steroid
    • IVP
    • Low dose chest CT
    • Mammography: digital screening and diagnostic
    • Modified barium swallow
    • MR Enterography
    • MRCP
    • Musculoskeletal studies
    • Myelogram
    • OB ultrasound
    • Prostate MRI
    • Scoliosis
    • Upper GI
    • Urography
    • Vascular ultrasound

Our modern facility relies on state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide accurate results:

Nuclear Medicine Imaging- Siemens Symbia Evo Excel SPECT

Coming Fall 2016 - Expanding on our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center, soon Casa Colina Diagnostic Imaging Center will be offering nuclear medicine studies. Unlike conventional SPECT systems, our Siemens Symbia Evo Excel SPECT system can accommodate patients in gurneys, hospital beds and patients weighing up to 500 lbs. In addition, the shorter tunnel length and larger bore make scans more comfortable for claustrophobic patients.

Providing unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging methods, nuclear medicine offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages. A radiotracer is injected or swallowed, giving off energy in the form of gamma rays as it travels through the area of interest. Gamma rays are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images that will be interpreted by the radiologist.

MRI - Siemens MAGNATOM Verio 3.0T Magnet

  • Increased patient comfort
  • 3D imaging
  • Accommodates patients weighing up to 450 lbs.
  • Images multiple exams with a single coil for decreased scan times

CT - Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS, 64-slice Scanner

  • Fast exam times; most scans completed in minutes
  • Accommodates patients weighing up to 450 lbs.
  • 3D imaging

Ultrasound - Philips iU22 and Philips Epic

  • 3D imaging, color Doppler and spectral waveform information
  • All digital technology measures and adapts to patients' individual properties in real time

Special Procedures Suite - Siemens Digital Multipurpose AXIOM C-arm System

Myelograms, arthrograms, bone biopsies

Bone Density - GE Lunar

  • Dual energy x-ray absorption
  • Total body, lumbar, spine, hips
  • Total body fat measurements

PET/CT

PET/CT may detect the early onset of disease before it is evident on other imaging tests by identifying body changes at the cellular level

Digital Mammography

  • Evaluations using CAD (computer aided detection) to detect subtle malignancy
  • Faster exam times; Greater sensitivity

X-Ray

  • Complete digital imaging
  • Faster exam times
  • Stitched images for Scoliosis