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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging allows your physician to look at various parts of the body to detect diseases and conditions early when treatment can be most successful.

A number of different machines and techniques can be used, all creating a “snapshot” of the internal parts of the body. The type of imaging machine or technique used is dependent on the symptoms you are experiencing and the part of the body being examined as well as the type of image needed for an accurate diagnosis by your physician.

Diagnostic imaging procedures include:

  • Computed Tomography (CT). Cross sectional and 3D images of an organ or area of the body is generated, including skeletal detail.
  • Interventional Radiology. Various imaging techniques (such as x-ray, CT scans, MRI scans, and Ultrasound) are used to guide the placement of needles, catheters, drains and stents inside the patient to diagnose or treat various conditions.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). High-strength magnetic fields create computer-processed cross sectional and 3D images of the body. This type of diagnostic imaging is very effective at creating images of soft tissues and organs, especially the brain and spinal cord.
  • Nuclear Medicine. A low dose radiation isotope is ingested and then a gamma camera is used to detect metabolic and biological functions within the body. Nuclear Medicine also includes Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which is often used for cancer diagnosis, staging and monitoring.
  • Radiography. This includes X-rays, bone densitometry (a technique that measures bone density), and mammography (a technique for examining the breast).
  • Ultrasound. High-energy sound waves generate cross sectional and 3D images of soft tissue. Doppler ultrasound can depict a patient’s blood flow and any abnormalities associated with the blood vessels.

Imaging Centers

Schedule an appointment for a mammogram or other imaging services at the following locations: 

Summa Barberton Hospital Parkview Center
155 5th Street NE, Barberton
Call (330) 615-3200

Summa Breast and Imaging Center
Summa Akron City Hospital campus
95 Arch Street, Suite G50, Akron
Call (330) 375-7575 or (866) 488-4417

Summa Health Center at Cuyahoga Falls
1860 State Road, Suite B, Cuyahoga Falls
Call (330) 375-7575 or (866) 488-4417

Summa Health Center at Green
3838 Massillon Road, Suite 300, Uniontown
Call (330) 375-7575 or (866) 488-4417

Summa Health Center at Lake Medina
3780 Medina Road, Medina
Call (330) 375-7575 or (866) 488-4417

Summa Health Center at Western Reserve
5655 Hudson Drive, Suite 200, Hudson
Call (330) 375-7575 or (866) 488-4417

Summa Health Center at White Pond
One Park West Blvd., Suite 130, Akron
Call (330) 375-7575 or (866) 488-4417

Summa Health Center at White Pond Corporate Park
789 White Pond Dr., Ste. A, Akron
Call (330) 535-8378

Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman
195 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth
Call (330) 615-3200