Medical imaging services in Ventura and Los Angeles counties
The new radiology department at Los Robles Health System is equipped with the latest imaging technology to take care of patients in a healing environment. Overall, the department has tripled in size with additional procedural and recovery suites. Our enlarged footprint allows us to offer the community the finest in interventional radiology technology while continuing to deliver the quality and compassionate care Los Robles is known for.
Diagnostic imaging allows physicians to view the inside of your body to diagnose the causes of an illness or injury. It is also useful in finding out how well a patient’s body is responding to the treatment of an injury or illness.
To find out more information about our offered imaging services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (877) 888-5746.
Types of services offered
Los Robles is equipped with the latest imaging technology to take care of patients in a healing environment. Most diagnostic medical imaging is painless and noninvasive.
The addition of the new interventional radiology suite—double the size of the original, which remains—allows us to meet the growing imaging needs of our community in a timely manner. We can perform diagnostic and interventional vascular, non-vascular and neuro procedures using state-of-the-art bi-plane technology. 3D rendering allows physicians to create a 3D map of a patient's arteries and veins to pinpoint aneurysms, stenosis, clots, arteriovenous malformations and other vascular pathology. Additionally, intra-procedural computerized tomography allows physicians to get a scan of the target area during a procedure.
We also have dual-plane fluoroscopy, which allows physicians to simultaneously get two working views of X-ray, cutting imaging time in half during a procedure. Needle guidance software will enable physicians to precisely plot needle trajectories for biopsies and drain placements. All of this is available to the patient at up to 40 percent reduction in radiation output.
Also known as a CT, or, CAT scan, computerized tomography creates a cross-sectional image of the body through the use of computers and rotating X-ray machines. Our new 256-slice CT scanner provides the advanced technology of super high speed and high-quality images. An entire organ can be scanned in less than one second, requiring minimal breath holds and contributing to a radiation reduction dose of up to 82 percent, no matter what exam is being performed.
These scans are able to give patients a more detailed internal image than a traditional X-ray, including blood vessels and soft tissue. They are particularly helpful in diagnosing infectious diseases, cardiovascular disorders and certain types of cancers.
DEXA bone densitometry scan
DEXA bone densitometry scans are quick, non-invasive scans that use a small dose of ionizing radiation to measure bone loss. The high-quality pictures are usually of the lower spine or hip area and are often used to diagnose osteoporosis. The enhanced technology platform used at Los Robles provides precise data on soft tissue and bone composition, including bone-mineral density, lean and fat tissue mass and percentage of fat.
Nuclear medicine, such as PET scans, or, positron emission tomography, uses trace ingested radioactive material to help diagnose diseases in their earliest stages, such as cancer. Nuclear medicine measures organ function, including that of the lungs, brain, gallbladder, kidneys, thyroids and bowels. There are no known long-term adverse effects from nuclear radiation exposure, and Los Robles combines nuclear SPECT technology with an advanced CT scanner to increase exam sensitivity and cut scan times up to 50 percent, all while lowering doses of radiopharmaceuticals.
Ultrasounds use sound waves to create sonograms — pictures — of organs, tissues, and other internal structures. This is accomplished via the application of a special jelly that helps the ultrasound device transmit and echo high-frequency sound waves against your organs and bones. This echo is what produces the live, moving images.
X-rays produce internal musculoskeletal images through the use of small doses of ionizing radiation. Our imaging center uses best-in-class general radiography and fluoroscopy equipment to provide a multi-functional and universal system that produces optimal image quality and maximum patient comfort. Our systems effectively reduce radiation exposure, providing peace of mind for both patients and attending personnel.
Outpatient services at the Los Robles Imaging Center in Moorpark
Los Robles is pleased to offer outpatient diagnostic medical imaging at our advanced imaging center in Moorpark. For patients looking to receive mammogram screenings, ultrasounds and X-rays on an outpatient basis, visit the Los Robles Imaging Center at the below address:
Los Robles Health System Imaging Center
865 Patriot Drive
Moorpark, CA 93021