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Bone Scan (Sodium Fluoride-NAF-18)

A bone scan is a nuclear scanning test that identifies new areas of bone growth or breakdown in the body’s skeletal system. Bone scans with sodium fluoride (NaF) performed at Grossman Imaging Center evaluate diseases and conditions that affect the skeletal system. These bone scans provide improved anatomic detail over conventional gamma systems. In addition, since images are correlated with CT scan images, they provide greater accuracy in detecting the extent of osteolytic and osteoblastic cancer metastases (spreading).
Radiologists at Grossman Imaging Center evaluate damage to the bones from any cancer that has spread (metastasized) from other areas. Bone scans often reveal problems much earlier than typical X-rays and have become a valuable screening study and a tool for assessing response to therapy for cancer that has spread to the bone. Bone scans provide evaluation of orthopedic injuries, fractures, tumors, or unexplained bone pain.
Other benefits of NaF-18 sodium fluoride bone scans include enhanced capability for identifying benign and malignant lesions or tumors. People who are sent by their doctors for a bone scan will receive complete instructions about how to prepare, what to wear, what to expect and a thorough explanation of the procedure. Screening and diagnostic bone scans are provided at Grossman Imaging Center at our Ventura Office and Gonzales office.

Bone Scan Benefits performed in our Grossman Imaging Center Ventura and Oxnard Offices:

  • Higher-resolution system provides outstanding image quality
  • Helps assess responses to therapies
  • Aids in critical treatment decisions
  • Highly accurate in detecting bone metastases
  • Bone scans - evaluation of orthopedic injuries, fractures, tumors, or unexplained bone pain

Lightspeed VCT 64 Detector

Grossman Imaging Centers is Proud to announce the addition of Lightspeed VCT 64 Detector

The LightSpeed VCT Series groundbreaking technology opens the door to new procedures while improving the imaging of existing ones. Improved resolution, reduced acquisitions per study*, shorter patient-breath-holds along with the platform's power to routinely support faster coverage with submillimeter resolution, allow more robust and repeatable studies. This is critical in emerging procedures such as Coronary Angiographic studies.

The LightSpeed VCT Series of scanners combine superior resolution with outstanding coverage making the imaging of difficult patients or procedures more routine. Faster coverage routinely, is the hallmark of this series and your scanning advantage.

*Triple Rule Out™
*Stroke Work Up
*5-Beat Cardiac™

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Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA)

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Grossman Imaging Centers is one of the few diagnostic imaging facilities to offer the latest technological breakthrough in cardiovascular imaging. 64-Channel GE Volume CT (VCT) for the detection of coronary artery disease.

This is the most powerful 64-Channel CT available.

Signa HDx 3.0 Tesla MRI

Grossman Imaging Center’s is proud to announce the addition of a GE Signa EXCITE HDx 3.0 Tesla MR System, A state of the art high definition magnetic resonance (HDMR) scanner. This advanced imaging technology will operate at a magnetic field strength of 3.0 Tesla, twice that of most existing MRI systems. Radiologists will be able to capture more detailed images of anatomy and pathology, and evaluate a wide range of patient conditions, including stroke, musculoskeletal and heart disease. The HDx 3.0 Tesla MR system provides outstanding image quality for a confident diagnosis.

  • Faster exams
  • Breakthroughs in parallel imaging
  • Lightning-quick image reconstructions
  • Exquisite image quality
  • Innovative acquisition strategies
  • Broadest range of advanced premium applications that meet your unmet clinical needs in Neuro, Breast, Musculoskeletal, Vascular, Cardiac and Body Imaging

    Some of the procedures that the 3T MRI system will particularly benefit include:
  • MR angiography
  • Neurological/brain imaging
  • Spine studies
  • Orthopedic-including elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle
  • Breast Spectroscopy
  • Pelvis-Male and Female
  • Abdominal
  • Functional imaging, spectroscopy, and brain fiber tracking

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MR Guided Breast Biopsy

The most current technology for MR guided breast biopsy is now available at Grossman Imaging Centers. Our unique computer assisted technology now provides a highly integrated system for planning and performing MR guided breast biopsy procedures.

The ATEC system is noted for its speed and ability to address a broad spectrum of patients. When lesions are unable to be detected with other tests, the use of MR guided breast biopsy is critical for early detection of breast disease.