icon-body-imagingBody imaging radiologists specialize in interpreting exams and diagnosing diseases related to the chest, abdomen and pelvis — most commonly in the lungs, liver, stomach, spine, pelvis, kidneys, colon, and pancreas.  Body imaging specialists often work closely with nuclear medicine radiologists in the follow-up, staging and treatment of cancers.

Body imaging specialists complete an additional year of fellowship training and are experts in reading MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-ray and Fluoroscopy. About 20% of the 120+ physicians at Radiology Associates of North Texas specialize in body imaging, which provides a rich knowledge base from which all our doctors can consult and collaborate on patient cases. Many of our body imaging physicians also perform less invasive procedures like image-guided biopsy and drain placement.

Exams read by our Body Imaging Specialists

  • Computed Tomography (CT) exams of the chest, abdomen and pelvis.
  • MRI exams of the Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Ultrasound exams of the abdomen and pelvis
  • X-ray exams of the chest, abdomen and pelvis

 

Specialty exams read by our Body Imaging Specialists

  • MRI Enterography – a specialty procedure for patients with bowel diseases, like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease. This procedure helps gastroenterologists understand a patient’s response to a particular therapy and guides future treatments.
  • CT Colonography – a less invasive alternative for people who can’t or don’t want to undergo a traditional colonoscopy.
  • MRI for liver cancer staging – allows doctors to measure the size of lesions, identify whether the patient will qualify for a transplant and determine how the patient is responding to treatment.
  • Drain Placement – For patients with large wounds or sites of significant infection, drains are often placed to allow fluid to drain from the body and expidite healing of the area.
  • Image Guided Biopsy – is a simple procedure where the radiologist uses X-Ray imaging to guide a needle into an area of suspicious tissue. A small portion of the suspicious tissue is removed and sent to a pathologist for further testing.  Biopsies are performed to gain addition information on suspected tumors or infections.
  • Pancreatic Disease Treatment Imaging – Our Body Imaging specialists provide imaging support to one of our hospital partners’ revolutionary treatment alternative to a pancreas transplant. This new procedure involves the injection of new cells into the pancreas in order to grow other new cells.