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Diagnostic Imaging

Our Technology

Los Angeles Advanced Imaging offers two of the most sophisticated pieces of diagnostic imaging equipment found anywhere. Because of the breakthrough image clarity and capabilities that these offer, physicians are able to provide more accurate diagnoses earlier in the disease process, often resulting in better outcomes for patients.

The GE Signa 3.0T MRI – the most powerful scanner ever.

As one of the world’s finest high-definition MRI scanners, the GE Signa 3.0T MRI surpasses even its impressive predecessor in every way. With the highest clinical field strength available — double that of the older, 1.5T MRIs — it offers:

  • Clearer, more precise images that show previously undetectable details. 
  • Scan times that are 35 to 45% faster.
  • Up to 50% smaller contrast dose requirements.
  • A generous opening and full field of view for more comfortable patient exams.
  • Fewer rescans needed due to patient motion.
  • Complete, customized patient reports.


The GE Signa 3.0T MRI is one of the world’s finest high-definition MRI scanners.

The GE Discovery PET/64-slice CT — one of the world’s most advanced imaging systems.

This remarkable system combines two powerful imaging technologies — volume computed tomography (VCT) and positron emission tomography (PET) — transforming the way physicians diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders.

  • The 64-slice CT scanner uses X-rays to take credit-card-thin images — or “slices” — which a computer combines to form a three-dimensional view of the area of interest.
  • The PET scanner provides information about the metabolic activity of tissue. Cells with higher-than-normal metabolism, such as tumor cells, appear as bright areas — or “hot spots” — on the images.
  • The Discovery PET/64-slice CT can fuse both CT and PET images into a single picture, offering unprecedented clarity and diagnostic information.

The GE Discovery PET/64-slice CT combines PET and CT scans, transforming the way physicians diagnose some diseases.

With other systems, comparing PET and CT images is difficult, since the images are taken at different times using different scanners. Because patients are not in identical positions for both scans, the two images don’t match exactly. By fusing images — taken at the same time — from both scanners, this system yields pictures that are clearer, more detailed, more accurate and more meaningful.

These technological innovations are making our systems the tools of choice to:

  • Offer painless alternatives to invasive procedures.
  • Detect disease earlier, when treatment is more likely to succeed.
  • Pinpoint the location of a tumor and determine whether it is cancerous, what stage it is in and how aggressive it is.
  • Survey the whole body for cancer that may have spread.
  • Plan precise surgeries or radiation treatments.
  • More clearly assess breast health.
  • Monitor the success of cancer therapy.
  • Scan the entire heart in one brief breath-hold to assess heart attack damage and locate blockages.
  • Offer cardiac CT with up to 70% less radiation exposure.
  • Diagnose brain and nervous system conditions.
  • Perform quick, accurate cartilage assessments.
  • Get answers faster, with exams as brief as 30 minutes.
     


 

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