Diagnostic Imaging

CT Colonography (CT or Virtual Colonoscopy)

Coronary CTA Coronary CTA

CT Colonography, also known as CT or Virtual Colonoscopy, is a technique that enables doctors to examine the colon and see potentially cancerous lesions, without insertion of a camera, and without sedation. The examination is considered an alternative to other screening techniques, such as conventional colonoscopy and barium enema. Advanced CT scanning technology and computer software have made these examinations possible.

DII currently performs these examinations at Aria Health Torresdale Campus.

More information can be found in our CT Colonography Patient Education brochure .

Coronary CTA (Coronary CT Angiography)

Coronary CTA

Coronary CT Angiography is a minimally invasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a state-of-the-art CT scanner to provide high-speed x-ray images of the veins and arteries of the heart. When the CT scanner completes its programmed scan of the heart, a powerful computer takes the digitally stored data from the images and reconstructs them in 3D. This allows the radiologist to view your anatomy from any angle without having the image blocked by intervening structures. The images presented provide extremely accurate information for the radiologist to make a diagnosis so your cardiologist and /or physician can treat you.

Your physician or cardiologist determines if coronary CTA is appropriate for your condition. Generally speaking, if you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain indicating the possibility of coronary artery disease, you would be considered a candidate for the exam. Additionally, there are many people who do not outwardly show any symptoms; however, they do have conditions which are associated with risk factors for the disease. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, are overweight, smoke or lead a sedentary lifestyle, any one of these factors, or a combination of them, could make you a candidate for a Coronary CTA, pending your physician’s approval.

DII currently performs these examinations at Aria Health Torresdale Campus.

More information can be found in our Coronary CTA Patient Education brochure.