At MCR, our stroke interventional radiologists are trained in treating acute stroke using the latest devices inserted into the blocked arteries in the brain. Of the hospitals we serve, both Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Leigh Hospital are designated Primary Stroke Centers with Advanced Certification by The Joint Commission.
Positron emission tomography also called a PET scan, is a nuclear medicine exam that produces a three-dimensional image of functional processes in the body.
Nuclear medicine, or scan, uses a small amount of a radioactive substance to produce two or three-dimensional images of body anatomy and function.
Musculoskeletal Imaging is a subspecialty of radiology that provides diagnostic imaging examinations of the bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Examinations include radiographs, ultrasounds, MRIs, and CTs; procedures include joint aspiration, joint injections, arthrography, and biopsies.
We understand that children and their families have unique needs when it comes to diagnostic tests. The MCR pediatric radiologists and the staff at CHKD do their best to make children comfortable before and during their exam. They also tailor each exam to use the lowest possible radiation dose based on age and size.