Advancing Imaging Technology
In Imaging Services at Providence Alaska Medical Center, we focus on getting high-quality pictures of what’s going on inside your body. This information helps your doctors guide your health care.
We offer state-of-the-art imaging tests and a friendly, experienced team of radiologists, technologists and support staff. Together, we make sure you know what to expect and answer all your questions so you feel at ease during your procedure. And we get the results to your doctor quickly, so you both get the answers you’re looking for.
Whether you need imaging services while hospitalized or as an outpatient, you can rely on us to make your experience as easy, comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Imaging procedures we offer include:
Imaging often plays a critical role in diagnosing many medical conditions. Increasingly, it plays an important part in treating them as well.
With guidance from imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans and ultrasound, interventional radiologists use tiny instruments that they pass through blood vessels or other pathways in the body to areas needing medical treatment. This enables them to address or correct many medical issues.
In the past, surgery may have been your only option for treating these conditions. But interventional radiology doesn’t involve large incisions and is far less invasive. It generally carries less risk than surgery, causes less discomfort and results in a shorter recovery.
Our interventional radiologists treat a number of medical conditions. Some of the most common include:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Blocked arteries
- Blood clots
- Enlarged prostate
- Uterine fibroids
- Varicose veins
Your safety is our top priority when you’re undergoing an imaging test. Although some tests expose you to ionizing radiation, we use the lowest dose necessary. Your doctor always weighs the benefits of the information that will be obtained from your test against any potential risks.
If you are pregnant, think you might be or are trying to become pregnant, please inform the technologist before your procedure begins. We will carefully assess your situation to determine any risk. In some cases, we may recommend that you delay your exam.
Radiologists from Alaska Radiology Associates serve Providence Alaska Medical Center. They are board-certified physicians educated at some of the top radiology residency programs in the country.
Alaska Radiology Associates has fellowship-trained physicians in every major imaging subspecialty, including interventional radiology, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal imaging, women’s imaging, body imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, pediatric radiology and nuclear medicine. Some of the doctors are trained in more than one specialty area.
When you come to us for your imaging needs, you will receive the services of highly trained and caring professionals.