We provide a wide range of sophisticated imaging services within the convenience of our own office in order to provide patients with quick and accurate results to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of urological conditions.
Our diagnostic imaging center is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Our imaging technologists are registered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. Our urologists work closely with board-certified radiologists and our technologists to ensure the imaging is tailored to best investigate the underlying urological condition.
We operate according to the guidelines of the American College of Radiology and always use the smallest radiation dose possible to complete any study.
Imaging modalities we offer include:
Computed Tomography (CT)
- CT imaging uses x-rays to produce picture slices of the body similar to examining multiple slices from a loaf of bread.
- CT scans are commonly used to assess for kidney stones and during evaluation for blood in the urine.
- In preparation for CT imaging, you may eat and drink regularly. Wear comfortable clothing but avoid metal fasteners if possible. If your study requires intravenous contrast and you have an allergy to contrast dye, you should alert the office and will be prescribed appropriate preparatory medications for 24 hours prior to the exam.
- Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound wave reflections without any radiation to provide images.
- Ultrasounds are commonly used to assess for swelling of the kidneys, stone progression, prostate sizing, and during evaluation for scrotal pain.
- In preparation for ultrasound imaging, you may eat and drink regularly. You should avoid powders or lotions on the skin. You should arrive with a full bladder if possible.
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
- DEXA uses low-dose x-rays to measure bone mineral density, which describes bone strength.
- DEXA scans are used to check bone strength in men with low testosterone.
- In preparation for DEXA imaging, you may eat and drink regularly. Wear comfortable clothing but avoid metal fasteners if possible. Avoid taking any calcium supplements for 24 hours prior to the exam.
All imaging services are available at our Lancaster office. Ultrasound is also available at our Ephrata and Lebanon offices.