University of Cincinnati Medical Center Imaging Center
UC Health Physicians Office - Clifton
222 Piedmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
University Hospital Imaging Center offers the latest diagnostic imaging technology available, which creates a seamless environment from appointment scheduling to physician reporting.
We provides many screenings and diagnostic tests necessary for accurate diagnosis of various illnesses and conditions. The current list of tests available include:
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
The CT scanner uses an x-ray tube that rotates around the body while measuring the constantly changing absorption of the x-ray beam by different tissues. The information is then reconstructed into thin cross section images or "slices" of the body.
In addition to performing the routine examinations that all other CT scanners are capable of with the highest speed and efficiency, high-resolution images of blood vessels throughout the body can be obtained, including but not limited to brain, heart, abdomen, and legs.
All images, whether of the vessels or other soft tissue and bony structures, can then be processed to show three-dimensional information exactly as a surgeon would see in the operating room or with a scope. These high-resolution 3D images allow early detection of aneurysms and vessel narrowing or blockage, as well as many other types of disease processes, including cancer.
An ultrasound test uses sound waves to produce images of organs inside the body without using x-rays or surgery. For this test, a machine produces sound waves, which are directed at certain parts of the body through a device called a "transducer." These sound waves come into contact with various tissues within the body and bounce back like an echo. The echo is transmitted back to a computer, which creates images. Ultrasound is commonly used for examining the gallbladder, thyroid and breast tissues.
- Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Procedures
A radiographic exam, or x-ray, is often ordered for the chest, leg bones, hands, hips or spine. Other types of procedures are also available to physicians for specific diagnostic needs, such as upper GI (gastrointestinal) exams, barium enemas and other routine radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. More information on specific procedures is available from your physician.