Toledo Clinic Radiology Services
The Clinic prides itself in having a Radiology department that can provide most types of radiology services in a comfortable, conveniently located suite. In most instances, our patients are able to see their physician and obtain radiology testing on the same day.
From routine x-rays to state-of-the-art specialized imaging services include:
- CT - Low Radiation Dose System
- Digital Mammography
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Nuclear Medicine
The Toledo Clinic Radiology Department is a full service imaging center which focuses on service excellence. Studies are performed by state licensed and ARRT (American Registry of Radiology Technologists) registered technologists and read by on-site board certified radiologists.
- No appointments are necessary for x-rays.
- Appointments for specialized imaging; PET/CT, MRI, Low Dose CT, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound are usually available within 24 hours.
- Results are faxed to referring physicians within 24 hours.
- Pre-certification of insurance performed by our office staff.
- Workers Compensation and most insurance companies accepted, including Medicaid, Medicare and Paramount.
Toledo Clinic Radiology Features
CT Scan - This is computer-assisted imaging of all parts of the body utilizing a CT scanner. Some of the applications of CT scanning are brain/head, chest, heart, abdominal, guided biopsies, abscess drainage, bone-density scans and CT angiography using multi-detector technology.
CT Angiograms - Help diagnose blood vessel blockages, identify blood-rich tumors or help locate where a blood vessel may be bleeding. Blocked blood vessels can be treated by cardiologists or vascular surgeons as soon as the diagnosis is made.
X-ray - Include general x-ray work such as chest and bone x-rays, as well as a full spectrum of upper GI, lower GI studies.
Magnetic Resonance and Imaging (MRI) - Utilizes a high strength magnetic field and radio-frequency waves to assess central nervous system disorders, musculoskeletal disease and sports medicine injuries, heart and great vessel disorders, abdominal/pelvic masses and vascular disease, among others.
Mammograms/Breast Exams - Digital mammography, is a technique that uses a computer rather than x-ray film, to record x-ray images of the breast. Images can be viewed in seconds, allowing the mammographer to confirm proper positioning, reducing the likelihood of having to come back for additional images.
Nuclear Medicine - Images the human body by injecting radio-pharmaceuticals (isotopes) typically into the patient’s vein and creating an image of the path that they make. The images are used to determine function or flow of organs/systems. Typical exams are bone, lung and liver scans. Molecular medicine routinely utilizes two different imaging techniques (SPECT and PET). When combined, the images show details of an organ’s anatomy as well as how it’s functioning. These studies help surgeons treat cancer and sometimes prevent the need for invasive surgery. Exposure to radiation is low, quick and carefully controlled.
Ultrasound - Images the internal structures of the human body by sending high-frequency sound waves through the skin which sends back echoes, producing an image. Exam times vary from 15 minutes to an hour. Ultrasound has become the premier technology for fetal (pregnancy) scans, gallbladders, kidney scans, peripheral vessels and breast (cysts). Doppler ultrasound allows the radiologist to evaluate the function of the patient’s carotid arteries and risk of developing stroke or cerebral vascular disease.
PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography) - This device combines PET and CT in the same machine to form a superimposed image. It combines CT’s fine anatomical detail with PET’s ability to detect biochemical or metabolic abnormalities in the cells of the anatomy. This combination gives the physician a more accurate detection of the disease state and is used to diagnosis, stage, plan treatment options, and monitor patients progress. A scan takes about 25 minutes depending on what kind of scan was ordered. Common uses for a PET/CT include detection of cancer, effectiveness of a treatment plan, identifying areas of a heart muscle that would benefit from a procedure such as angioplasty or coronary artery bypass and to evaluate brain abnormalities such as tumors, memory disorders, seizures and other central nervous system disorders.
For patient convenience, general X-Ray is available at a second location at 4126 North Holland Sylvania Road, Toledo.
To schedule an appointment, or learn more about Toledo Clinic Radiology please contact the Toledo Clinic Radiology Department at 419-479-5935.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, Closed