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Rapidly Advancing Technology


Advanced imaging technology and highly-trained subspecialty radiologists provide patients with superlative images that facilitate the most accurate diagnoses and treatment plans. Each year, more than 100,000 inpatient and outpatient exams and procedures are performed and interpreted at the American College of Radiology accredited Imaging Center. 

We understand that diagnostic imaging can sometimes be scary, so we do everything we can to make your experience as easy and stress-free as possible. For more information on diagnostic imaging services call 818-885-8500, ext. 5095.

Why Choose Northridge Hospital Imaging Center?

  • Board-certified, fellowship-trained, subspecialty radiologists available 24-hours-a-day to read and consult on images
  • Final reports are sent to physician offices within an hour of exam completion time
  • Flexible patient scheduling
  • Dedicated to the best patient experience with our friendly, personalized approach
  • Certified Imaging Technologists and Radiologic Nurses
  • Diagnostics on location – ability to conduct follow-up testing onsite, if needed
  • Newest generation equipment - more fine-tuned radiation dosage, less exposure and clearer images
  • Hours of service, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., seven-days-a-week

Clinical Expertise

  • Cross Sectional Imaging
  • Emergency Radiology
  • Interventional & Vascular Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine and CT/PET Imaging
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Women’s Imaging
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary
  • Pediatric 
  • Abdominal/Gastrointestinal

Our imaging capabilities include, among others:

  • 64-Slice CT 
      One of the first in Los Angeles to offer this new 3D imaging technology. Patient radiation exposure is reduced by up to 70 percent for diagnostic cardiac scans.
  • 6 slice high-resolution CT
      Provides two- and three-dimensional image resolutions scans in 10 to 12 seconds to detect significant abnormalities.
  • Diagnostic Catheterization
      New digital catheterization laboratory.
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
      Offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for heart rhythm disorders.
  • Interventional Radiology
      A expanded Interventional radiology team features radiologists with specific fellowship-training and additional Board-certification (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology.
  • MRI
      A complete MR Imaging service for the noninvasive diagnosis of disease for abdominal, breast and chest (includes images of the structures in and around the heart, lungs and large vessels that bring blood to and from the heart).
  • Nuclear Medicine
      The latest computerized gamma camera (nuclear camera) allows very high-resolution images of the heart, lungs, brain and bone.
  • Neuroradiology
      The Neurological Imaging team consists of fellowship-trained, subspecialists, who have each received the prestigious certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in neuroradiology from the American Board of Radiology and have undergone at least one year of fellowship training.
  • PET
      Sophisticated scanners, computers and radioactive substances that produce three-dimensional, real-time images.
  • PET/CT Imaging
      Identifies image details that could have been missed on a PET scan alone.
  • Oncologic imaging program (tumor imaging)
      The most accurate cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment available.
  • Women’s Imaging
      Digital mammography, 4D ultrasound breast imaging (and interventional urology), vacuum assisted breast biopsy, MR guide breast biopsy, and obstetric/pelvic ultrasound.

 

Digital Images Provide Quicker More Accurate Results


When you're facing a health problem and in emergency situations, a quick and accurate diagnosis is key so treatment can begin as soon as possible. Thanks to the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), diagnoses are made faster and with greater precision than ever before.

Radiologists have immediate access to digitally stored images for diagnostic interpretation. Moreover, referring physicians can analyze and manipulate the 2d and 3d images (zoom in and out) providing second and third opinions for complex cases, reducing the need for patients to make multiple trips to their physicians.

LightSpeed 64-Slice CT at the Renaissance Imaging Center

Providing seamless imaging services for both outpatient and inpatients, the Renaissance Imaging Center located on the Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center campus, is one of the first in Los Angeles to offer the 64-slice CT. The Renaissance Imaging Center is known for its superior customer service, state-of-the-art imaging technology and imaging experts who have additional training (sub- specialized) to interpret images according to specific organs or diseases.

Outpatient Renaissance Imaging Center 818-435-1400
Northridge Hospital Inpatient Imaging 818-885-8500, ext. 5095

Zoom In on the Miracles of Precise Imaging

The human heart averages 60 to 80 beats per minute. This constant motion once made it difficult for radiologists to capture clear images of the coronary arteries using a 16-slice CT scanner. Now with the revolutionary GE Healthcare’s LightSpeed® VCT XT 64-Slice CT scanner, Radiologists can capture images of the heart and coronary arteries in as few as five heartbeats and pinpoint blockages record time.

Patient Advantages

The 64-slice CT is the industry’s first-ever scanner to maintain outstanding image quality while reducing a patient’s radiation exposure by up to 70 percent for diagnostic cardiac scans.

  • Brain and cardiac studies in one exam with one contrast injection.
  • First multi-slice scanner capable of performing angiographic studies where the table moves from one location to the next to cover the entire volume of the patient’s heart.
  • Greater comfort and speed than traditional helical scans.
  • A full cardiac scan becomes possible with less than two seconds of radiation exposure (up to 70-percent less than competing equipment).

Diagnostic Catheterization

In our new digital Catheterization Laboratory, interventional cardiologists utilize cutting-edge non-surgical procedures to treat patients, many with previously considered inoperable conditions. The Catheterization Laboratory features the latest in all digital flat detector technology, which runs in complete silence and reduces radiation exposure to patients by more than 30 percent.

The digital technology replaces conventional X-ray imaging for clearer images, so physicians can view hard-to-see blood vessels in greater detail. The Cath Lab offers the most advanced cardiovascular procedures, such as drug eluting stents, brachytherapy, balloon angioplasty, angiojet, rotational atherectomy, ablations, electrophysiology studies and advanced techniques such as the Transradial Approach.

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18300 Roscoe Blvd
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