Diagnostic Imaging

Excellence in Hospital-Based Imaging Services at Riverside

When you select Riverside for your imaging needs, you have the support of a system of care that is committed to providing best-in-class advanced imaging capabilities. Patients can be assured that the results of your imaging studies will be quickly communicated to your healthcare providers through our world-class electronic medical record system.

Riverside quality standards of care focus on imaging safety 

Advanced imaging provides non-invasive diagnostic and disease monitoring capabilities for our patients. All while also reducing the risk of ionizing radiation used to provide these advanced images.

Your safety is our priority. At Riverside imaging, we have a team dedicated to safety and quality imaging monitoring. Our in-house medical physicists and radiation safety team members at Riverside assess imaging quality and are committed to carefully monitoring all radiation delivered. This team conducts regularly scheduled tests, provide quality assurance and patient safety for dose and regulation compliance.

Imaging capabilities in dedicated hybrid operating room

In our dedicated new hybrid operating room and our new cardiovascular interventional radiology (CVIR) rooms at Riverside, advanced medical imaging equipment is used in various minimally invasive and traditional procedures. Specially trained interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons and radiologists evaluate and treat even the most complex conditions. By working together in one dedicated area, patient care, safety and staff efficiencies are improved because the need for multiple and separate procedures is reduced and patients are where they need to be if life-saving surgery is necessary.

Our skilled neurosciences team works collaboratively with our interventional radiation technicians for expert care for stroke and other neurological disorders. Using biplane technology, we can capture high-definition 3-D images of blood vessels to locate blockages or malformations that can lead to stroke or aneurysm.

Vascular and electrophysiology procedures are performed in the best-in-class hybrid OR and cardiovascular interventional radiology (CVIR) rooms, including:

  • Advanced vascular imaging studies
  • Angiography studies
  • Balloon angioplasties
  • Blood vessel interventions
  • Endovascular interventions
  • High-risk catheter-based cardiac interventions
  • Hybrid cardiac interventions
  • Interventional procedures
  • Laparoscopic treatments
  • Laser lead extractions
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Stent placement
  • Watchman placement

Riverside provides advanced 3-D imaging technology for mammography

As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), Riverside meets all ACR’s breast imaging mandates for the quality imaging excellence you deserve. In addition to meeting high national standards, we provide a welcoming and dedicated imaging space for women – so you’ll feel comfortable coming in for routine screenings to stay healthy.

Our specially trained imaging specialists use 3-dimensional rotating technology for mammography to view breast tissue more precisely, including more angles. This advanced capability provides more clarity, enhancing the ability to view breast tissue and find more cancers – sooner before patients can feel a lump or mass. Particularly effective for women with dense breast tissue, 3-D mammography technology allows our imaging team to see beyond the dense tissue and uncover any areas of concern.

Contrast-enhanced Mammography (CEM) identifies increased blood supply, finding new blood vessels that develop with cancer growth. Vascular clarity around any suspicious cells or possible mass provides a complete picture of your breast health. Using advanced technology for our patients allows the Riverside team to detect cancers not visible on standard mammography, assess the extent of breast cancer in those newly diagnosed and screen women with dense breast tissue more accurately.

Advanced imaging capabilities to support oncology care

Interventional radiologists work with a multi-step collaborative effort as part of the Riverside cancer team for diagnosis and treatments for our cancer patients. For example, we identify cancer spots on the liver through CT scans, and the team works together to perform ablations that generate heat to the tumor, destroying the liver cancer cells. The interventional radiology team also works with nuclear medicine specialists to provide Y90 advanced therapy. This technology allows the internal insertion of microspheres of radiation, delivering precise cancer treatment to tumors.

Imaging support for endoscopy efficiencies

Endoscopic ultrasounds are used for diagnostic purposes for digestive and lung diseases. This minimally invasive approach uses an endoscope, so our imaging specialists at Riverside can review detailed images of concerning tissue and surrounding organs. Our Riverside imaging team also uses ultrasound elastography to examine liver elasticity or stiffness of soft tissue, determining if the tissue shows signs of disease. This detailed imaging of potential issues can be combined with a fine-needle aspiration to provide fluid or tissue biopsies for additional analysis. Previous to this advanced imaging technology, exploratory surgery would have been required for an accurate diagnosis.

Another endoscopic procedure supported by advanced imaging at Riverside is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This procedure is used to view the flow of digestive fluids from the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas to the intestines so our GI specialists can accurately diagnose issues with digestion. Our team uses fluoroscopy imaging to examine the bile and pancreatic ducts for any blockages.

Expert imaging analysis with collaborative team approach to care

The availability of advanced technology for imaging services at Riverside is only part of the reason to be confident in your choice for imaging needs. The other reason is our board-certified radiologists and neuroradiologists' skill and expertise – to read the imaging studies, provide expert analysis and work collaboratively with your Riverside team for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.