Temple radiology specialists use state-of-the-art imaging technology to help diagnose and treat many health conditions, from the common to the complex. Our focus is on our patients and getting the best images possible while helping you feel at ease during procedures.
Our team of more than 40 radiology specialists works in close collaboration with doctors from all specialties to help ensure optimal, timely and compassionate care. As part of your healthcare team, radiologists are trained in using the most advanced equipment available to see inside of your body, take pictures, and share the information with your doctors. Those images and information are essential to an accurate diagnosis, which helps your doctor develop the best treatment for you and your condition. Your doctors may also use imaging to monitor how well treatments are working.
Some imaging uses X-rays to look inside your body. These include chest x-rays or x-rays of your bones, CT scans, or PET/CT scans as well as nuclear medicine studies. Other studies use no radiation at all, yet provide very high-quality images. Imaging studies without any radiation range from ultrasound to MRIs.
Radiology used to not only diagnose but also treat many health conditions is called interventional radiology. Temple interventional radiologists specialize in using all types of imaging, from x-rays to ultrasound to CT scans, to perform minimally invasive procedures such as uterine fibroid embolization, angioplasty or placing stents.
In interventional oncology, we diagnose and treat many types of cancer to achieve life-saving and life-extending results for patients. These specially-trained doctors are highly skilled at tumor ablation, destroying tumors through freezing (cryoablation) or burning (microwave ablation).
Pain management is a large part of interventional radiology where, as appropriate, doctors may use injections into the joints and spine to reduce pain. Arthritis and herniated disc disease are two common conditions treated with this method. Compression fractures of the vertebra (small bones that support the spinal column) can cause reduced quality of life. Our compassionate pain management specialists commonly offer kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty to improve these issues.