Our Diagnostic Imaging Services

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery offers comprehensive diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), myelogram, x-ray, and more. 

To schedule an appointment for an imaging procedure please call 972-403-2704. 

Please fax imaging order forms, patient demographics and clinical information to 972-403-2703.

Breast MRI

A Breast MRI is often used in women who already have been diagnosed with breast cancer, to help measure the size of the cancer, look for other tumors in the breast, and to check for tumors in the opposite breast.

For certain women at high risk for breast cancer, a screening MRI is recommended along with a yearly mammogram. MRI is not recommended as a screening test by itself because it can miss some cancers that a mammogram would find.

Although MRI can find some cancers not seen on a mammogram, it’s also more likely to find something that turns out not to be cancer (called a false positive). False-positive findings have to be checked out to know that cancer isn’t present. This can mean more tests and/or biopsies. This is why MRI is not recommended as a screening test for women at average risk of breast cancer, because it would result in unneeded biopsies and other tests for many of these women.

 

Computed Tomography - CT

Computed Tomography (CT) produces a series of cross sectional images of your body that can detect many medical conditions that are not visible on traditional x-rays. The large ring CT scanner houses an x-ray tube that moves rapidly around a specific anatomical area sending multiple signals to a computer creating 1 mm to 10 mm “slice” through your body. These images can then be reconstructed by the computer to form a complete image of your internal anatomy.

Hysterosalpingography - HSG

A Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is an x-ray test that examines the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. The exam requires a special fluid be placed into your uterus and fallopian tubes. The contrast shows these structures on the x-ray screen highlighting the inner size and shape so that the physician can diagnose any possible abnormalities. 

Intravenous Pyelogram

An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is used to study the kidney, urethra, and bladder. A contrast agent is injected into the vein which helps to visualize the urinary tract. Images are taken at specific intervals, and your radiologist will determine if additional images are necessary to complete this exam.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is safe, painless procedure which produces no ionizing radiation. MRI uses two familiar forces, magnetism and radio waves, to produce images of your body organs and tissues.

The hospital offers patients access to our 3T MRI, one of the most powerful and sophisticated MRI scanners currently available. The "T" in 3T MRI stands for Tesla, the unit of measurement of magnetic field strength. 3T systems generate a magnetic field twice as strong as traditional MRI scanners and many times the strength of some open MRI systems. The 3T's stronger magnetic field produces images of exceptional clarity and anatomical detail in less time. At Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, we offer a wide-bore system to accommodate large patients and patients with claustrophobia.

View a video about the 3T MRI

 

 

Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a form of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that can image blood flow through blood vessels. With MRA, both the blood flow inside of the vessel and the condition of the blood vessel walls can be seen.

Myelogram

A myelogram, also called myelography, is a diagnostic procedure in which x-rays and CT (Computed Tomography) scan images are taken of the spine after a water-soluble contrast medium is injected into the spinal canal. A myelogram is used to visualize abnormalities within the spinal canal.

Prostate MRI

Over the last several years prostate cancer screening has been met with controversy. PSA blood testing, the most prominent front-line screening exam, provides useful information about prostate health and has helped to save many lives from prostate cancer. With PSA-based screening available prostate cancer mortality rates dropped by more than 40 percent from 1991 to 2009. However, the conventional process for detecting and diagnosing prostate cancer can and must be improved.

 

Sedation Services

Sedation is available for children and adults who experience nervousness when undergoing a diagnostic test. Sedation (anesthesia) ensures the necessary tests can be completed while providing the patient a comfortable experience. Services are provided by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a Registered Nurse (RN). 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves rather than radiation (x-rays). The sound waves are directed at a specific organ, or in the case of obstetrical ultrasound, at a growing fetus. The sound waves hit the target body part and bounce back as a series of echoes. The ultrasound scanner detects these echoes and transforms the information into an image.

 

X-Ray

An x-ray (radiograph) is a painless medical test that uses a radioactive beam to take pictures of the inside of the body. The beam is projected through the body onto film, similar to a camera. X-rays help physicians diagnose and treat various medical conditions.