Womens Imaging

Womens Imaging

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has implemented full field digital mammography at our centers in San Diego, Hillcrest, Encinitas, Poway, Golden Triangle, Southbay and Temecula. Digital mammography has numerous benefits when compared to traditional mammography including allowing the radiologist to manipulate the digital images to improve their ability to detect cancer in its early stages.

We supplement our mammography program with on-site breast MRI, ultrasound and biopsy services to ensure that questionable findings are followed up in the appropriate diagnostic fashion. Computer Aided Detection (CAD) is also utilized with mammography and breast MRI to further enhance the detection of small abnormalities.

Additional women’s imaging services offered at IHS include DXA and QCT bone mineral density tests for osteoporosis, varicose vein treatment and other services.

Heart Imaging

The Heart Imaging Center, located in the Golden Triangle area of La Jolla, offers the first outpatient 64-Slice CT scanner in San Diego County. Through the use of advanced multi-detector technology, the 64-Slice CT allows our radiologists to capture clear images of the beating heart and the coronary arteries, thus facilitating the diagnosis of existing heart disease as well as evaluating the patient’s risk of developing heart disease in the future.

Coronary CT Angiography allows our cardiac experts to evaluate the heart’s vessels to see if there are areas of blockage, often avoiding a cardiac catheterization procedure, which is invasive and significantly more costly. The Heart Imaging Center also performs coronary artery calcium scoring exams, which help determine a person’s risk for heart disease based on the evidence of existing plaque found during the scan.

Sports Imaging

Sports Imaging

Professional and amateur athletes have a unique set of needs when they are injured or require certain medical exams for certification purposes. Imaging Healthcare Specialists has developed a program that meets the unique needs of professional athletes including a patient process that ensures confidentiality, express processing of exam findings to facilitate treatment options and the sponsorship of various sports programs to raise awareness of sports-related injuries.

With over a dozen radiologists with advanced training in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging, Imaging Healthcare Specialists is uniquely qualified to provide an exceptional level of expertise in the evaluation of sports-related injuries. From pro football and baseball organizations to college level programs and action sports clubs, Imaging Healthcare Specialists is increasingly recognized as the premier provider of sportsrelated medical imaging services throughout southern California.