Radiology & Imaging
Northridge Medical Center offers comprehensive medical imaging services, which are convenient and close to home. An imaging team member will be available during your test to answer any questions and assist you.
- CT Scan and Lung Cancer Screening
- Nuclear Medicine
- Digital Mammography
- Ultrasound (General and Vascular)
- Bone Density (DEXA)
Quality Medical Imaging Close to Home
At Northridge Medical Center, the imaging team will guide you through your diagnostic testing while providing you with personalized care.
- Same-day appointment scheduling with convenient hours
- Free parking and curbside drop-off
- Dedicated insurance specialists who will assist with questions
- Convenient location, just minutes from your home or work
- Full suite of imaging services at one location
High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed images of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The test usually takes less than 60 minutes to complete.
For more information about MRI diagnostic services, view the MRI frequently asked questions
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to create detailed images, or scans, of areas inside the body. Each image created during a CT procedure shows the organs, bones, and other tissues of the body.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated Northridge Medical Center as a top quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for individuals at high risk for lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Screening
As an ACR-designated lung cancer screening center, this facility demonstrates commitment to providing high-quality screening care and patient safety.
In order to receive this elite distinction, Northridge Medical Center was also accredited by the ACR in computed tomography (CT) in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure.
Northridge Medical Center is only one of 18 imaging centers offering accredited lung cancer screening.
Ultrasound is an imaging system that uses sound waves instead of radiation to produce medical images. Ultrasound technology aids the physician in evaluating the structure of internal organs and can map blood flow through the vessels. During the ultrasound exam, the technologist uses a warm gel to move a small transducer across your skin to capture the images. This testing can be used for progress on pregnancy, also conditions of the heart, liver, kidney and bladder to name a few.
Mammography is a noninvasive specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, commonly called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
Nuclear medicine procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. Nuclear medicine procedures can pinpoint molecular activity within the body. It can aid in identifying a disease in its earliest stage as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.
Bone Density (DEXA)
DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) or QCT is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. It is a noninvasive medical test that assist physicians with a diagnosis and treat medical conditions like osteoporosis.