Advanced medical imaging can make all the difference to your condition. Barton's Medical Imaging department offers state-of the-art medical imaging equipment. From a variety of medical imaging services to our reliable and experienced staff, Barton features the area's best medical imaging option with the newest trends and latest technology.
Our Radiologists and staff are among the most elite in their field. They are all certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and California Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRT). They are also credentialed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in MRI and Mammography.
Barton Medical Imaging is fully accredited with the latest technology and the newest trends. This technology, combined with the compassion and caring staff of our Medical Imaging department provide a healing environment where medical excellence is the standard.
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Angiogram - This X-Ray exam of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages, narrowing of the blood vessel and other blood vessel problems. In many cases, our Radiologist can treat a blocked blood vessel without surgery at the same time the Angiogram is performed.
Balloon Kyphoplasty - Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that can repair Vertebral Compression Fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer or benign lesions. High pressure balloons are used to elevate the bone fragments of the fractured vertebra and return them to correct position. The procedure (under local or general anesthesia) typically takes less than an hour and may require an overnight hospital stay. Procedures may correct deformity or restore body height.
Breast Biopsy - This biopsy is used to take tiny samples of breast tissue that can be studied under a microscope. During this procedure, an x-tray helps find the tissue to be removed. Also offered are sterotactic and ultrasound guided breast biopsies.
Central Venous Catheter - A catheter is a tube that is inserted into a large vein. This procedure is considered when a patient needs frequent or continuous injections of medications or fluids for nutritional support. Some treatments options using this procedure are for long-term IV antibiotics, long-term pain medications, long-term IV nutrition, and frequent blood draws.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (Varicose Vein Treatment) - This out-patient procedure seals the refluxing saphenous vein in your leg. Faulty valves within the saphenous vein cause reverse flow of blood in your leg veins, causing leg swelling, pain and/or varicose veins. Some procedures require a follow-up visit with a sclerosing medicine to seal the veins shut. The risk of recurrent varicose veins with this procedure is less than 3%.
Mammography – Barton's Mammography Department offers state-of-the-art technology in mammograms. Barton offers a softer mammogram with soft pads that create a more comfortable, warmer experience for your mammograms. The softer mammogram technology has shown a reduction in discomfort for 70% of its users. To schedule your mammogram, call 530-543-5851.
Pain Management - Our Radiologists offer Pain Management for chronic back and joint pain. Epidural and joint injections can provide area specific pain relief for chronic conditions.
Segmental Pressure Testing - This screening tool allows the Radiologist to examine the arterial flow patterns to the legs that will aid in the diagnosis of leg pain and peripheral artery disease.
Ultrasound (Abdominal) - An abdominal ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging procedure used to examine organs in the abdomen including the gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, liver, pancreas and other abdominal organs. A few reasons for an ultrasound are to determine the cause of abdominal pain, detect gallstones, determine the cause of blocked urine flow in a kidney or to look for kidney stones, determine whether a mass is an abdominal organ is solid or a fluid-filled cyst, help identify the cause for enlargement of an abdominal organ, evaluate the liver (size, shape, position), detect problems with the pancreas such as inflammation or cancer, and assist in the placement of a needle for biopsy or to drain fluid from a cyst or abscess.
Ultrasound (Pelvic) - A pelvic ultrasound (or sonogram) is an imaging procedure used to examine organs in the pelvis including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix and bladder. This non-radiation procedure uses high-frequency sound waves that reflect off a body structure to form an image giving information regarding size, distance and uniformity of an organ. Some reasons for an ultrasound are to assess pelvic organs, diagnosis or exam problems such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and lesions, identify pelvic mass, diagnose gynecologic cancer, track ovarian response to fertility medication, confirm a normal pregnancy and evaluate any abnormalities with a pregnancy.
Upper Gastrointestinal (Upper GI) - A series of X-rays examine the esophagus, stomach and the small part of the intestine. This test can detect abnormalities in your upper digestive tract. This test may be ordered by your Physician if you have diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, severe indigestion, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, or vomiting blood. The Upper GI can also detect and ulcer, a blockage, an abnormal growth or tumor, diverticuli, gastroesophageal reflux disease, a hiatal hernia, Crohn’s disease, pulmonary aspiration, and inflammation of the stomach or small intestine.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization - This procedure is a non-surgical way of treating fibroid tumors of the uterus. These non-cancerous masses may cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the pelvic region, or pressure on the bowel or bladder. The procedure uses tiny instruments that are threaded through the blood vessels and guided by x-rays. An overnight hospital stay may be required.
For more information on the procedures above or any other offerings by Barton Medical Imaging, please call us at 530.543.5850 or click here to download the brochure. A majority of the procedures listed require a physician’s referral. Talk to your primary care physician for a referral or click here to see a full list of our physicians on staff.
Financial assistance is also available for qualifying patients. For more information and to see if you qualify, please contact Barton Customer Services at 530.543.5930.
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Advanced Technology Medical Imaging Equipment Medical Shields - Our advanced Medical Imaging services offer patient CT shields for the chest, eye and thyroid areas. Medical shields reduce harmful radiation exposure by up to 57 percent and do not sacrifice the quality of the resulting images.
Computed Tomography (CT Scan) - A Computed Tomography, sometimes called a CAT Scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain many images from different angles around the body which shows several types of tissue – lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels, with great clarity. Barton’s 64-slice CT Scanner is the latest in technology and matches or beats big city CT Scanners.
CT Heart Scan - Our state-of-the-art 64-slice CT Scanner can now help your doctor evaluate your risk of coronary disease in just minutes. There are no treadmills or fasting. IV dye is given to evaluate and identify problems, such as narrowing of the arteries.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - New in April 2007, Barton’s Achieva 1.5 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive, painless procedure in which radio waves and powerful magnets linked to a computer, can create detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. These pictures show the difference between normal and diseased tissue and can help diagnose many conditions in all parts of the body including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, and joint and musculoskeletal disorders.
Digital Mammograms - Barton's Mammography Department offers state-of-the-art technology in mammograms. Barton offers a softer mammogram with soft pads that create a more comfortable, warmer experience for your mammograms. The softer mammogram technology has shown a reduction in discomfort for 70% of its users.
Nuclear Medicine Scanner - A diagnostic tool to evaluate organ function and locate disease, tumors, infection and other disorders.
Barton Medical Imaging (located inside Barton Memorial Hospital)
2170 South Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Monday - Friday ~ 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Weekend Care: Radiologists and technologists are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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