Accurate Imaging for Peace of MindDelivering high-quality medical imaging is imperative in the diagnosis and treatment of injury or illness. Superior technology and a highly trained staff makes Astera Health an outstanding, local option for this critical work. Diagnostic imaging is a process used to create images of the human body for clinical purposes. More than 25,000 procedures are performed annually by the Astera Health staff that includes several registered radiologic technologists; one cardiac registered sonographer; four registered sonographers; and three registration and scheduling staff.
Using minimally invasive techniques that involve tiny incisions, small catheters and/or needles, Astera Health can target and treat problem areas in nearly every organ system. Procedures involve less pain, less risk and shorter recovery times.
Our experienced special procedures team offers advanced technology and precise techniques to help you get the best possible diagnosis and treatment, often without surgery. Procedures offered at AH include:
This is a procedure that uses mammography to precisely identify and biopsy an abnormality within the breast. It is normally done when the radiologist sees a suspicious abnormality on a mammogram that can’t be felt in a physical exam.
An image guided biopsy is generally performed when an abnormal mass or lump has been found in an organ (thyroid, liver, kidney, lung, etc.) or body part (bone, abdomen, pelvis, lymph nodes, etc.). A biopsy is the most definitive way to determine if the abnormal tissue is cancerous.