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Imaging Services in the Central Valley

Highly Advanced Diagnostics for the Best Medical Treatment

Medical diagnostic imaging involves the various techniques that medical professionals use to obtain detailed pictures of inside the body. In the last 100 years, these imaging tests have become much more refined, enabling doctors to identify warning signs of medical issues so they can be diagnosed. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has stayed on top of these medical advances, and we have equipped ourselves with high-quality imaging devices, such as X-ray and MRI machines, so that we can provide patients with optimal diagnostics and preemptive treatments.

We provide the following diagnostic imaging services in Salinas:

Surgery as a Diagnostic Technique

Without being able to see inside the body, doctors sometimes perform diagnostic surgery to examine a patient with unexplained ailments. This is not an ideal diagnostic procedure, as it puts the patient at risk of infection, requires a stay at the hospital, can be quite costly and may end up yielding no results. Now, doctors use surgery as a last resort diagnostic measure, and even then, they typically employ minimally invasive techniques.

Imaging services and minimally invasive diagnostic surgeries are almost always done on an outpatient basis. This means patients do not need to stay in the hospital and can return home shortly after the test. An example of diagnostic surgery is a biopsy, where tissue or cells are removed for examination under a microscope for cancer.