Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology based out of Fresno, CA
Women's health issues relate to their reproductive system and the hormones made in their ovaries. If you have a gynecological disorder or breast disease, or simply need to undergo screening, the board-certified interventional radiologists at ForeFront Radiology in Fresno, California, can help. They use advanced women's imaging techniques to diagnose and screen for many conditions, including cancer. Call ForeFront Radiology to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Women's Imaging Q & A
What is women's imaging?
Women's imaging covers a variety of radiological services specific to the needs of women. Numerous conditions can affect the female reproductive system, which includes your:
- Fallopian tubes
The female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone, which come from your ovaries, also cause a variety of health issues. For example, conditions like osteoporosis are more common in women due to a loss of estrogen after menopause.
The women's imaging services at ForeFront Radiology play a vital role in the diagnosis and screening of many health problems, and the use of women's imaging across the United States saves thousands of lives every year.
What conditions can women's imaging help diagnose?
Some of the many conditions women's imaging at ForeFront Radiology can help diagnose are:
- Uterine fibroids
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Pelvic prolapse
- Uterine and ovarian cancer
There are a few conditions that don't benefit from expert women's imaging services during diagnosis or treatment.
What procedures are used in women's imaging?
Women's imaging procedures that the ForeFront Radiology team performs include:
A mammogram is a special kind of X-ray used to detect breast cancer and other breast abnormalities. The ForeFront Radiology team provides regular screening mammograms, as well as diagnostic mammograms for women experiencing symptoms of breast disease.
The team uses advanced 3D mammography technology for improved accuracy and earlier diagnosis, and to provide clearer images for women with dense breast tissue.
During a mammogram, your technician takes X-rays of each breast separately, tailoring the procedure to allow for factors like previous breast surgeries and the presence of breast implants.
Sometimes women need further investigation using breast ultrasound to determine if a lump found on a mammogram is a solid mass or a cyst.
A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) uses X-ray imaging to check for problems in your uterus and fallopian tubes. It might be performed to check for blockages and other issues if you're having problems conceiving.
Bone densitometry or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is a screening test that measures your bone mass and can help detect a loss of density.
Loss of bone density can lead to osteoporosis, but with their advanced screening technologies, the ForeFront Radiology team can detect the early stages of the disease, known as osteopenia.
To find out more about the many expert women's imaging services available at ForeFront Radiology, call the office today or book an appointment online.