Salinas Valley Memorial has the most advanced diagnostic imaging and interventional
technology available today.
An x-ray image is produced when a small amount of radiation passes through
the body and strikes a sheet of sensitive film or digitized plate on the
other side of the body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI produces detailed pictures of the inside of the body, using a strong
magnetic field in conjunction with radio waves and a computer.
Computerized Axial Tomography (CT Scan)
CT Shows internal body parts in greater detail than a standard x-ray. Using
special detectors, images are graphically displayed on the computer screen.
Ultrasound or sonography uses high frequency sound waves. Computers analyze
these echos to create a picture of internal organs.
Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive isotopes to examine the functions and
physiology of various organs.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
PET is primarily used to find cancer. A small amount of injected radioactive
isotope emits rays which are sensed by detectors and analyzed by computers
that produce a 3-dimensional image
Mammography uses the most advanced diagnostic imaging of the breast and
a stereotactic unit, the most modern and precise equipment for breast
biopsies. R2 Image Checker is an advanced technology, which in conjunction
with your mammogram, detects suspicious areas and shows them more clearly.
Vast quantities of data from our CT scanner are reconfigured into meaningful
three dimensional representation of parts of the body. Especially useful
in the treatment of cancer, 3-D imaging allows radiation to conform precisely
to target areas of cancer while sparing normal healthy tissue.