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March 31, 2014

DEXA Services Relocated from Alvarado to South Bay

As of March 31, 2014, Imaging Healthcare Specialists has relocated DEXA Services from Alvarado to South Bay (333 H Street, Chula Vista). All DEXA procedures will be accepted on a “Walk-In” basis, no appointment is needed.

Our hours of operation for DEXA at South Bay will be from 8-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Consequently, DEXA services will no longer be available at Alvarado.


July 18, 2013

Newly Renovated Golden Triangle Location to Reopen in Mid-September!

Construction is moving right along for the reopening of our newly renovated Golden Triangle location. The upgraded facility will feature the newest state-of-the-art technology available in medical imaging, improved patient convenience and comfort along with an all new digital X-ray suite.

We are excited to announce the arrival of a brand new 3T MR scanner that was built with the comfort of the patient in mind. Patients will now have access to the latest MR technology that features feet first imaging for all exams, flexible coils that result in a relaxed scan experience for patients and wide bore architecture for more room and comfort.

We are excited to expand our services at Golden Triangle to include a new digital X-ray suite which will have convenient hours and no appointments will be needed. Patients will be able to walk-in with their order and with ease get their X-rays and be on their way. The Golden Triangle location will officially be a full service out-patient imaging facility offering a full range of services including MR, computed tomography (CT), mammography, ultrasound and digital X-ray.

Stay connected online for more information and facts on our newly acquired technology and exciting announcements on the reopening of our Golden Triangle location.


May 22, 2013

Golden Triangle Location Closed for Renovation and Technology Upgrades


The Golden Triangle location will be closed for renovation and technology upgrades until late summer 2013.

Please talk to an IHS representative today about alternate locations to choose from for your imaging needs at 866.558.4320.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exciting time for IHS.

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March 7, 2011

GE Discovery ST Installed at Imaging Healthcare Specialists

New System Optimized for Oncology Imaging and a Faster Way to “See and Treat”

Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS) is proud to announce the opening of a new GE Discovery ST PET/CT system at their Laurel imaging facility in Hillcrest.  With the opening of this new scanner, IHS now offers state-of-art PET/CT imaging at two locations, in Hillcrest and in Encinitas.  This system integrates a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner with a multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and is capable of 2D and 3D imaging with a larger bore for all patient studies or sizes.  This Discovery ST system provides physicians with more sensitivity, speed, resolution, and diagnostic confidence when detecting cancer and other medial conditions.

The “ST” in Discovery ST stands for “See and Treat,” which is what this new system allows physicians to do. Built from the ground up with Six Sigma methodology, the Discovery ST assists physicians in seeing the disease and planning radiation therapy treatment. The new Discovery ST system will shorten scan times and less time on the table means faster results and greater patient comfort.  With the device, physicians at Imaging Healthcare Specialists are able to encounter better image quality and greater confidence in image interpretation. It allows physicians to not only ‘see’ the disease, but to begin to ‘treat’ it.”

GE’s Discovery ST combines the fastest and most sophisticated computed tomography (CT) technology with the most advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) technology – all in a single exam. Since most types of cancer have greater metabolic activity than normal tissue, the PET portion of the exam detects those areas of high metabolic activity in cancer tissue.  The PET images are then fused with the CT images which provides for precise anatomic localization of the increased metabolic activity.

Mark Schechter, MD, lead PET/CT physician for Imaging Healthcare Specialists states that “PET/CT imaging has fundamentally changed how medical and surgical oncologists determine the best form of treatment in children and adults.  PET/CT as the unique capability to detect abnormal tumor metabolic activity in tissue long before any anatomic change can be detected in that tissue by conventional CT or MRI Imaging.  Because of that unique ability, PET/CT is the most accurate and sensitive method of detecting distant metastatic disease and in monitoring response to therapy.”

Integrating the Discovery ST into Imaging Healthcare Specialists’ practice is another example of the company’s commitment to innovation and technology for early disease detection supporting physicians in improved diagnosis and treatment.  With its larger bore size (70cm) and shorter tunnel length (100cm), physicians have more flexibility in positioning larger patients and for better radiation therapy planning, and helps claustrophobic patients.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is a full service outpatient medical imaging center company offering specialized imaging services throughout San Diego County and southern Riverside County. For decades, the principals of Imaging Healthcare Specialists have been committed to offering the best medical imaging technology, highly specialized radiologist expertise and exceptional customer service to physicians and patients in southern California.  For more information about Imaging Healthcare Specialists please visit or call (858)658-6500.

February 21, 2011

New PET/CT Scanner at First Avenue

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-art PET/CT scanner at our San Diego facility, located at 2466 First Avenue in Hillcrest. We will be taking patients at the new scanner beginning February 21, 2011.  With the opening of this new scanner, IHS now has two state-of-the-art PET/CT scanners, and will continue to also offer PET/CT services at our other location in Encinitas at 1200 Garden View Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Our new GE Discovery ST PET/CT scanner offers patients technology that combines the strength of two well-established imaging modalities into one single imaging device.  By imaging with the two modalities in a single scan, disease can be both identified and localized, potentially resulting in an earlier diagnosis and more accurate staging.

Expert PET/CT professional interpretations are provided by Radiology Medial Group physicians Mark Schechter MD, David Buckley MD, John Johnson MD, Erick Lizerbram MD and Greg Anderson MD.

We look forward to serving you at our new location.

November 12, 2010

COMING SOON to Imaging Healthcare Specialists

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is pleased to announce the expansion of our Laurel imaging center, located at 2466 First Avenue in Hillcrest. With the addition of a new, state-of-the art PET/CT scanner IHS will be positioned to offer PET/CT services to patients throughout San Diego County at two locations.

We anticipate completion by end of 2010, and have taken steps to ensure that referring physicians, staff, and patients will experience the same quality of care and service excellence from the staff and physicians of IHS during this transition. In the interima, all patients’ PET/CT imaging needs will be accommodated at our Encinitas site, located at 1200 Garden View Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Please look for further updates in December, as the project nears completion. We thank you for your patience and look forward to serving you in our new location.

September 1, 2009

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Expands Services in Chula Vista with New South Bay Facility

New Services Improve Patients’ Access to Care

Chula Vista, CA—September 21, 2009.  Imaging Healthcare Specialists, San Diego’s largest family of independent, outpatient medical imaging centers, today announces the opening of a brand new facility in South Bay. The new center, located in the Gateway Chula Vista Building at 333 H Street, expands upon the services offered at the former location on L Street where they operated for more than 10 years.  Chula Vista residents now have convenient access to new state-of-the-art imaging equipment, more diagnostic services and a unique and personal patient experience.

July 2, 2009

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Installs Digital Mammography at Six Area Facilities

IHS has installed digital mammography at its locations in San Diego, Hillcrest, Encinitas, Poway, Temecula and San Clemente. Digital mammography offers several advantages over conventional mammography including improved sharpness and visibility of the breast, lower radiation dose and the reduction in the likelihood of patient callbacks.