RYAN RANCH CENTER FOR ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS IMAGING
FINDING ANSWERS FOR PATIENTS IN MONTEREY COUNTY & BEYOND
Your path to wellness begins with an accurate diagnosis. At the Ryan Ranch
Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, we are dedicated to ensuring that
families in the Monterey community and county have access to accurate
diagnostic solutions using state-of-the-art technology in an advanced
facility. Our goal is meet your needs with excellence, providing the support
and care needed to restore your health. For more than 60 years, our patients
across Monterey County have come first in everything we do here at SVMHS.
Call us at 831-649-4999 for an appointment.
OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY
When you visit the Ryan Ranch Center, you will enjoy a healing, comfortable
We provide testing and private consultation services in the following areas
- Cardio/vascular imaging
- Muscle-skeletal imaging
- Neurovasculature imaging
The right treatment starts with the right diagnosis. Our team emphasizes
safety and attention to detail so you can expect clear results. Our efforts
in academic and industry-sponsored research allow us to remain leaders
in diagnostic imaging, with results that impact our community and centers
around the country. As partners with Toshiba America Medical Systems,
we are able to ensure that our patients have access to the best care—today
YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST
As a patient you may have concerns when it comes to diagnostic imaging,
including radiation exposure and affects to pre-existing kidney problems.
That is why we personally evaluate you to ensure we find the test that
is best suited for you.
We offer the following, safe, imaging services:
Lexiscan – In a cardiac nuclear stress tests, the medication Lexiscan is injected
into patients. Lexiscan creates an excited state in the body, the same
you would have when exercising. This allows doctors to examine the cardiovascular
system. This procedure is useful for patients unable to exercise due to
Echo – An echocardiogram (echo) test, it often used as an alternative to nuclear
medicine imaging. This test creates an image of the heart by emitting
soundwaves in the chest, similar to an ultrasound.
CT Scan – In a nuclear CT scan, the patient is given a radioactive tracer which is
rapidly absorbed by cancer cells. A doctor is able to monitor these cells
during a CT scan and determine exactly where a tumor is located in the body.
MRI and MRA – Magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography are imaging
techniques that use no radiation. Instead, MR machines use a combination
of radio waves and magnetic fields to take pictures of organs, tissues
and blood vessels, detecting function, blood flow, the presence of growths
or lesions, and abnormal sizing or position. With the Canon Vantage Titan™
MRI at Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, you now have
access to advanced imaging that not only uses no radiation, but also eliminates
the need for contrast in some patients undergoing MRA. This imaging system
is designed with patient comfort in mind – featuring shorter scan
times, Pianissimo Zen sound-reduction technology, MR Theater, and an ultra-short,
open-bore magnet and wide 71-centimeter gantry for more spacious and comfortable
exams. MRI is useful for diagnosing myocardial disease, central nervous
system disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and certain cancers, among
other conditions. MRA uses the same technology, but with special settings
to detect and diagnose blood vessel diseases.
Our facility offers No Dose & Low Dose Testing, using the most advanced
technology available on the Central Coast and reducing radiation in computerized
tomography (CT) scans by 80%. We also utilize advanced magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) technology that operates without a contrast agent, protecting
patients with kidney conditions.
CONTACT OUR CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION OR AN APPOINTMENT
Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging is located at:
5 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey, CA 93940
Call us at 831-649-4999 for an appointment.
You can ask your doctor for a referral to our diagnostic imaging center
or call us directly. Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
is an outpatient center within SVMHS. We are careful to maintain the referring
doctor-patient relationship throughout the process. Doctors from our staff
will read the studies and may provide their professional recommendations.
You can rest assured that you are in good hands with the team at Ryan Ranch
Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging. We’re committed to making
your experience as comfortable, supportive and stress-free as possible.
In the hands of our world-class physicians, you can expect exceptional care.
Contact us at 831-649-4999 for answers to your questions or for help with
the referral process.