Pomona Valley Health Centers offers next-generation computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services at multiple locations.
MRI and CT appointments typically require an order from your health care provider and an insurance authorization. When you are ready to schedule an appointment, contact one of our three comprehensive imaging centers at:
Chino Hills: 909-630-7865
La Verne: 909-392-6521
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At Pomona Valley Health Centers, we offer access to the latest diagnostic equipment and screening methodologies.
Our experienced, board-certified clinicians are passionate about providing next-level care to every patient. Our registered nurses and accredited technologists always go the extra mile to assure patient comfort.
An MRI is an advanced diagnostic tool that generates highly refined images of the internal structure of the human body. The technology uses radio transmitters and a large magnet to produce detailed visualizations of the soft tissues that older imaging technologies cannot capture.
MRI screening offers clear pictures of nearly all parts of the internal human anatomy, including organs, soft tissues, and bone. Using MRI technology, physicians can assess different organ systems and identify diseases and anomalies that would not be detected using other imaging tools. MRI is typically used to check for spinal cord, brain, vascular system, joints, and bone abnormalities.
In addition to capturing still images, MRI technology helps with interventional procedures. Because MRI scans do not emit radiation that can affect the patient or clinician, MRI tools are often used to guide minimally invasive surgical techniques.
An MRI scan will generally take less than one hour to complete. While it is among the best diagnostic resources available, it cannot be used on every patient. Patients with automatic defibrillators or pacemakers installed might not be good candidates for MRI scans because the powerful magnets can damage specific implanted devices that aren’t MRI-conditional.
CT scans are imaging tools that capture pictures of the body’s internal anatomy like MRI scans. Unlike MRI machines that use magnetic fields and radiofrequency currents to generate images, CT scans use rotating X-ray technology to gather cross-sectional visualizations. This rotation gathers multiple views of a single organ system and provides much clearer detail than traditional X-rays. CT technology is becoming more sophisticated. The newest instruments can capture higher-resolution images and gather information about soft tissue structures or vascular networks.
CT technology is an essential diagnostic tool for patients at risk for a broad spectrum of conditions. It identifies suspicious growths, checks for internal bleeding, or diagnoses diseases or injuries. CT scans can screen for certain cancers, infections, appendicitis, musculoskeletal disorders, and more.
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