Radiology

Radiology

The radiology department at USA Health in Mobile, Alabama, offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging procedures to help doctors successfully diagnose and treat patients.

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Radiology and Imaging Services at USA Health

At USA Health, our radiologists use the latest and most advanced diagnostic procedures for both inpatients and outpatients to provide doctors with images needed to accurately diagnosis a condition. Our procedures range from conventional imaging, such as contrast studies with barium for evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract, to more advanced diagnostics such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine. Interventional radiologists at USA Health also provide treatment options using sophisticated technologies.

USA College of Medicine

Our radiologists are also educators in the Department of Radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Visit the Department of Radiology to learn about its academic mission and residency program.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

USA Health interventional radiologists utilize state-of-the-art technology to treat patients with minimally invasive or noninvasive procedures for cancer treatment and pain management.

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Imaging for Women

Imaging for Women

USA Health offers women a full range of imaging services using the latest technology and expert diagnostic capabilities.

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Radiology Services Offered

Diagnostic procedures performed by the USA Health radiology team include the following:

Bone Density Scan

Our noninvasive bone densitometer, located at USA Center for Women's Health, detects calcium levels in bones and helps determine if the patient is at risk for osteoporosis.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound, or sonography, is the least invasive imaging procedure available. With sonograms, our specialists look inside the body to evaluate various organs and vessels.

X-ray

This diagnostic procedure uses electromagnetic waves to take images of the body. It helps your doctor to look inside your body without having to make an incision.

Mammography

Mammography is the most common screening method for breast cancer. It uses X-rays to help detect tumors or abnormal growths in the breasts. Our digital mammography system, located at Strada Patient Care Center, can detect breast cancer earlier in patients than did the previous film mammography technology.

Nuchal Translucency

Used in conjunction with ultrasound technology, this screening test is performed in the first trimester of a pregnancy and can check for the risk of certain conditions such as Down syndrome, chromosome abnormalities and heart problems.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine helps our physicians evaluate organ function and locate tumors and certain types of infections. We also use it in conjunction with surgery when treating thyroid, parathyroid and breast cancer. Our dual-scan head nuclear medicine camera allows us to perform some procedures in less time than a single-scan head camera.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radio waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. At USA Health, we routinely perform MRIs to help evaluate and diagnose numerous conditions. We also conduct several specialty imaging procedures such as prostate MRI, brain spectroscopy for studying brain tissue, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and venography (MRV). At Children's & Women's Hospital, we have an open MRI, which lessens the claustrophobic feeling for many patients.

Computed Tomography (CT)

A computed tomography (CT) scan assembles a series of X-ray images, or slices, to create a more detailed view of the inside of the body. Our state-of-the-art CT scanners allow our team to perform multiple, advanced-imaging procedures such as CT angiography, which helps in diagnosing coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) and other cardiovascular conditions.

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Upcoming Events

Nov212019

Celebrate Hope is the signature gala for USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Held the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, the event features dishes by local chefs paired with wine and craft beer, as well as live entertainment. Since its inception, Celebrate Hope has generated $3.1 million for cancer research. This year's Presenting Sponsor is the USA Foundation.

Nov222019

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Health Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

Dec32019

The event will feature a 50-foot lighted holiday tree, children's choirs, sweet treats, and visits with Santa and other children's characters.

Dec62019

Sign up for free car seat safety checks at Children's & Women's Hospital. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety of your child.

Dec102019

The Lights of Love Holiday Tree Trail is a display of holiday trees in Geri Moulton Children's Park at Children's & Women's Hospital from early December through the New Year.

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