The USA Medical Center radiology department offers the latest and most advanced diagnostic procedures for both inpatients and outpatients, as well as several cutting edge therapeutic procedures. Diagnostic procedures include CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and multiple cancer treatments.
Our state-of-the-art CT scanners allow us to perform multiple advanced imaging procedures such as CT Angiography. CT Angiography is helpful in diagnosing coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, pulmonary embolus and a multitude of other vascular disease processes. CT Virtual Colonography is a relatively new procedure being used for symptomatic patients in place of the colonoscopy.
Our MRI department performs routine diagnostic exams as well as some specialty imaging procedures such as Prostate MRI and Brain Spectroscopy. CT and MRI utilize multi-planar reconstruction and 3D reconstruction to aid in diagnosis.
Our Dual Scan Head Nuclear Medicine camera allows us to perform certain procedures in less time than a single scan head camera. Nuclear Medicine is used to evaluate organ function and to locate tumors and certain types of infections. Nuclear Medicine is also used in conjunction with surgery for the treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and breast cancer.
Ultrasound, or sonography, is the least invasive imaging procedure available. Sonography allows us to look inside the body at the various organs and vessels to evaluate for normal appearance.
USA Medical Center performs many therapeutic procedures in our Interventional Suite. For cancer patients, we perform radiofrequency tumor ablation, local chemo therapies and slective internal radiation. We also provide pain management therapies including treatments for cancer pain and back pain.
To schedule an evaluation appointment for pain management therapy, please call (251) 470-5890.
For information about radiation dose for different procedures and an explanation of procedures performed in Radiology, please click here.
"I injured my neck while sailing in the Dauphin Island Regatta several years ago.
It progressed into what became constant, unrelenting pain that negatively impacted all aspects of my life, including one of my favorite hobbies - playing the guitar.
When the pain didn't improve over time, I went to see University of South Alabama interventional radiologist Dr. Brad Steffler, who recommended a series of epidural steroid injections. The relief was immediate. By the third injection, the pain was completely gone.
I've played guitar since high school and it's a great source of enjoyment and relaxation. When I was dealing with the pain, I worried that I would have to give it up. Now I am back to playing and owe a great debt of gratitude to Dr. Steffler and his team for giving me back my life – and my music!"
University of South Alabama Health System ♦ Department of Radiology
Address 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36617 Phone 251.471.7150 Fax 251.471.7008