We provide complete imaging services right here at Brandywine Hospital and at the Diagnostic Imaging Center of Brandywine Valley in Downingtown.
We know that you may be anxious when having any type of medical testing done. Our staff understands your concerns and will make sure you are comfortable during your test. It is our goal to provide you with a quality experience. If you have any questions about your test, please don’t hesitate to ask any member of our staff.
Service available at Brandywine Hospital
Services available at Diagnostic Imaging Center of Brandywine Valley
Our services include:
CT stands for Computed Tomography scans and is sometimes referred to as a “CAT Scan.” This type of scan allows your doctor to view very fine details within your body and is often used for examining areas such as the vertebrae or abdomen.
Mammography uses low-dose x-rays to examine a woman’s breast. It is used to look for different types of tumors and cysts and is the screening of choice for the early detection of breast cancer. It is recommended that all women ages 40 – 69 have a routine mammogram every one to two years. If women are at risk for breast cancer, they should start mammogram screenings before age 40.
X-ray technology is used to diagnose fractures, joint dislocations or other common conditions.
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and uses a strong magnetic field to create images of the body without the use of radiation. MRI provides detailed images of the body and is often used to image joints such as the knee, shoulder and ankle. It can also be used to view the spinal cord and check for bulging discs. In addition, MRI can be helpful in visualizing blood vessels in the head, neck and throughout the body.
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to examine organs such as kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, brain and gallbladder, as well as the hips and pelvis. Ultrasound is commonly used for pregnant women to assess fetus growth and development.
Nuclear Medicine is a type of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases including many types of cancers, heart disease and other abnormalities within the body.
Bone Density Testing
A bone density test, also called densitometry or DEXA scan, can determine if you have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis before you break any bones.
PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography and records metabolic activity as opposed to structures and organs. This technology can detect chemical and physiological changes associated with the disease at a much earlier stage than other types of tests.
Special Procedure/ Angiography
Angiography is a minimally invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Angiography uses one of three imaging technologies and in some cases, a contrast material to produce pictures of major blood vessels throughout the body.
Diagnostic Imaging of Brandywine Valley
1244 Cornerstone Boulevard
Downingtown, PA 19335
*If you are using a GPS, the address 1244 Cornerstone does not register properly. Instead, use 1238 E. Lancaster Avenue.
Brandywine Hospital Imaging Services
201 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320