Diversified Radiology’s specialties span all aspects of radiology, employing the most current technology in the process.
Our highly-trained radiologists have completed four additional years of residency after completing medical school. In addition, a majority of the radiologsits have fulfilled fellowship training in sub-specialty fields of radiology. To learn more about what a sub-specialized radiologist is, visit My-Radiologist.com.
Breast Imaging includes screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The images are interpreted by specialty trained radiologists who focus solely on the imaging and detection of breast disorders. Most of the Breast Imaging Radiologists at Diversified have completed at least a year of focused breast imaging training in addition to the traditional radiology residency.
Studies show that physicians who are dedicated to reading only breast imaging find more cancers with less additional imaging and fewer unnecessary biopsies. All facilities staffed by Diversified Radiologists offer digital mammography and provide the entire complement of breast imaging which includes screening, biopsies, and cancer diagnosis. Breast biopsies are performed by the radiologist using mammographic, ultrasound, and MRI guidance. Results are typically available to the referring physician within 24 hours of the exam.
Diversified breast imagers are proud to work closely with surgeons, cancer treatment physicians and non-physician care-givers to address various breast disorders. With state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled, dedicated radiologists, you can be assured of world-class service and unmatched quality.
Please take a look at our new Breast Imaging sister site, ColoradoMammo.com, for the latest information about the services we provide and the locations we serve.
Body Imaging Radiologists use cross sectional imaging techniques to provide diagnosis and monitor disease of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound are the primary modalities used in the specialty. Body Imaging makes up the majority of a four-year radiology residency training program. All body imagers at Diversified Radiology have an additional year of fellowship training dedicated to of the chest, abdomen and pelvis.
Body Imagers work closely with the emergency room doctors by evaluating the images taken in order to treat acute illness due to trauma, such as fractures, head wounds, or appendicitis. Our specialists also work closely with oncologists in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancers. Sub-specialists are routinely onsite at the hospital where they review cases and consult with fellow physicians in internal medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, urology and gynecology.
Uses for body imaging are an ever-evolving technology, such as the likes of CT angiography, which replace invasive coronary angiography. In addition to using computer assisted 3D imaging for virtual colonoscopy, CT can be used to visualize the lining of the colon for patients who cannot or do not want to have a traditional colonoscopy.
Interventional Radiologists perform minimally invasive procedures using image guidance. These procedures are done for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. Using special imaging techniques, Interventional Radiologists are able guide special catheters to the specific areas of concern. Interventional Radiology offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of many conditions and in some cases can eliminate the need for hospitalization.
The procedures that are most often performed include Peripheral and Cerebral Angiography, Endovascular Embolization, Angioplasty and Stent placement, Percutaneous Hepatobiliary and Nephroureteral therapies, filters, Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty, spinal injection treatments, TIPS procedures, and Oncologic Tumor Ablations.
The Interventional Radiologist is a medical doctor who is Board Certified in radiology. Following board certification, these physicians complete an interventional radiology fellowship training program. All of our interventional radiologists maintain subspecialty board certification with the Certificate of Added Qualification.
Musculoskeletal Radiologists focus on bone, spine, and joint disorders due to degeneration and/or trauma. They also have expertise on tumors of the bone and muscles. Primary imaging modalities include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and x-ray. Musculoskeletal radiologists work closely with orthopedic and spine surgeons to aid in managing conditions such as fractures, spine trauma, degenerative spinal disorders and derangement of ligaments, cartilage and joints. Arthrograms, or joint injections, are sometimes performed by musculoskeletal radiologists to provide therapy for certain conditions or aid in diagnosis.
Diversified has a very strong core of MSK radiologists with Fellowship Training in orthopedic and spine imaging, as well as sports medicine imaging. They interpret imaging from professional athletes across the country and in multiple various sports. They also interpret imaging from high-level amateur athletes across the country in multiple sports, including our USA Olympic participants and college teams.
Our one year MSK Fellowship Program is unique for a private radiology practice. It is a highly sought-after program that illustrates the expertise and national recognition that our MSK radiologists have. Daily teaching responsibilities compel us to stay current on radiology information and technology, which translates into improved interpretations.
Neuroradiologists focus on abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, head and neck. Primary imaging modalities include Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Plain film radiography is utilized on a limited basis. Ultrasound is used in limited circumstances, particularly in the pediatric population. Angiography is traditionally used for diagnosis of vascular abnormalities or diagnosis and characterization of masses or other lesions, but is being replaced in many instances by CT or MRI angiography and imaging.
In the United States, radiology residents are required to spend at least four months learning neuroradiology to be eligible for radiology board certification. At Diversified Radiology, our radiologists spend 18-24 months in a neuroradiology fellowship which follows diagnostic radiology residency. Interventional Neuroradiology is a further specialization which adds an additional year or two of training. This area involves endovascular or minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of the central nervous system, stroke, or head and neck lesions such as tumors, aneurysms or vascular malformations.
Nuclear Medicine Radiologists typically specialize in both Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Imaging. These radiologists have undergone additional training to become experts in interpreting studies that use radioactive material to evaluate the functioning of tissues and cells within the body. Several of the nuclear medicine specialists at Diversified have advanced board certification in nuclear medicine. Our radiologists have extensive experience in the newer area of PET/CT imaging having been involved with the interpretation of over 12,000 of these studies since the inception of the technique.
In nuclear medicine and PET/CT examinations, we look at how the body handles different materials that have been labeled with a tiny amount of radioactivity. The type of material given determines what function will be evaluated. For example, the thyroid gland can be studied using radioactive iodine. The efficiency with which the gland takes up iodine can be measured and the uniformity of uptake can tell us if nodules are present. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging demonstrates the uptake of radioactive sugar in the body. This is particularly helpful in localizing uptake in malignancies and is used in the staging and follow up of various forms of cancer.
Pediatric Radiologists are experts in the diagnosis of illnesses, injuries, and diseases of infants, children and adolescents, using imaging techniques. Additionally we ensure that recommended tests are performed properly and safely. Our experts have detailed knowledge of illnesses and medical conditions of infants and children. In the United States, in addition to their medical school training, Pediatric Radiologists spend four years of training in diagnostic radiology, including one or more years training specifically in the diagnosis of children, using imaging equipment. Pediatric radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiology and have additional certification in their specialty. Read more about Pediatric Radiology here.