Medical imaging in east San Jose
Regional Medical Center of San Jose's diagnostic imaging department provides a wide range of radiology services. Our imaging specialists use advanced technologies to produce accurate, detailed images that help our doctors form diagnoses.
The imaging team works hard to prioritize patient comfort before and during imaging procedures. We provide a warm, comfortable environment that puts patients at ease and decreases anxieties.
For more information about our radiology department, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 762-8881.
Our imaging services
The field of medical imaging has vastly expanded over the years from the traditional X-ray. We are now able to produce clear images of bodily structures and functions that may have previously required surgery.
Today, our diagnostic imaging services include:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scanning—A CT scan can be used to examine any part of the body and produces detailed, 3D images of bodily structures in minutes. We use special programs and protocols to optimize image quality and minimize radiation exposure.
- Digital X-ray—X-rays typically serve as the starting point when diagnosing conditions or providing screening services. We use digital X-ray technology to produce faster images and decrease radiation exposure.
- Fluoroscopy—A fluoroscopy is performed using X-ray beams that are passed through the body, creating an X-ray movie effect. Our hospital's dedicated radiography/fluoroscopy (r/f) room uses the latest technology to produce images faster while maintaining highly accurate fluoroscopic images.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—An MRI produces detailed images of the body using strong magnetic fields and radio waves. It is useful when examining organs and tissues.
- Ultrasound—An ultrasound procedure provides real-time images of the body's inner workings and displays it on a computer monitor. It uses the reflection of sound waves to produce images and is free from radiation.
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is accredited by the American College of Radiology for our computerized tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound imaging services.
Advanced imaging technologies
Our hospital is committed to remaining on the forefront of imaging technology to ensure our patients receive superior image quality. Some of our advanced technologies include:
- 64-slice CT scanners
- Dedicated digital radiographic rooms in the emergency room (ER) and imaging department
- Fluoroscopy system
- Picture archive communications system (PACS) for convenient image storage
- Transcranial doppler ultrasonography to assess blood flow in the brain
- Ultrasound equipment
- Wide bore (open) MRI machine
Sometimes, our cardiologists use specialized imaging to analyze all of the heart's complexities. Our cardiac care services include a variety of dedicated heart imaging options, including:
- Echocardiogram (echo)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Nuclear imaging
- Vascular ultrasound
Our neurological program uses imaging technology that allows doctors to examine blood vessels within the brain and electrical activity as it occurs. We visualize and track brain processes using imaging technologies, such as:
- Cerebral angiogram
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Transcranial doppler ultrasound