Medical Imaging, Brentwood

Medical Imaging, Brentwood

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Medical Imaging, Brentwood
2400 Balfour Rd., Suite 100, Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone (925) 308-8123 | Fax (925) 308-8705
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed holidays

John Muir Health's Medical Imaging Centers are focused on delivering the highest quality care for patients throughout their treatment experience. Our imaging sites are located throughout the county are staffed by licensed technologists and board-certified radiologists. With the variety of services offered in the medical imaging departments, John Muir Health's dedication and success in delivering quality care is reflected in the information below.

Accreditations

All of our mammography departments completed the American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation Program and are fully accredited. In addition, we have ACR accreditations in Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and Computed Tomography.

Medical Imaging procedures requiring appointments are made by calling a centralized scheduling phone number. Our courteous and professional scheduling staff can assist you by offering appointments at the most convenient location and time for your schedule.

Once your physician has determined that a Medical Imaging exam is necessary for your care and we have received your physician’s order, only one phone call is needed. You or your physician may call our centralized scheduling telephone number at (925) 952-2701, fax (925) 941-4065 to schedule your procedure.

Local Information

John Muir Health Medical Imaging, Brentwood is located in the John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood at the end of the Highway 4 bypass at Balfour Road and Concord Avenue. Nearby businesses along Balfour Road include restaurants, drug stores, and a supermarket.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is free. Numerous handicapped parking spaces and visitor spaces are provided. Tri Delta Transit route 384 stops in our parking lot. For more information about parking and transportation, please call us at (925) 754-4040.

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Bone Density Exams
Also known as a DXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) this exam is a method of measuring bone mineral density, a process that’s also known as bone densitometry. DXA is used to evaluate bone loss and to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis.




Computed Tomography
Also known as CT scans, or CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) scans, they produce multiple cross-sectional images of the body by using special X-rays and computer enhancements. This technology creates an image many times more sensitive and detailed than a simple X-ray can produce. The detailed assessment gives your doctor information to help diagnose your condition.

Diagnostic Radiology
This  is a broad term that refers to the entire field of medical imaging and the multitude of related techniques available to study the body.

Electrocardiography
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a diagnostic tool that measures and records the electrical activity coming from the heart. Interpretation of this information allows diagnosis of a wide range of heart conditions and helps guide your physician to best treat you.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Also known as MRIs, they provide extremely detailed images of body tissue, organs, and bones without using X-rays or radiation. Instead, it uses two natural, safe forces: magnetic fields and radio waves.

Mammograhy
This quick and easy procedure requires only 5 to 10 minutes. As you stand facing the X-ray equipment, the technologist places your breast between two plastic plates and compresses it. This process may cause slight discomfort, but it helps to get a clear picture. A mammogram can detect a lump before it is large enough to feel.

Nuclear Medicine
This is a safe, painless, and effective imaging method that provides specific information about organ function and structure. Nuclear medicine pharmaceuticals can also be used in the treatment or therapy of various cancers and other diseases.

Ultrasound
Also known as diagnostic medical sonography, this is a safe and painless imaging process. It uses high-frequency sound waves, without radiation, to generate images of the internal structures of the body.

Online Pre-registration Form
Use this online registration form for most surgeries, tests, and procedures including births, radiology (ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, x-rays), mammography, cardiac tests (angiography, EKG), endoscopy, digestive tract and eye procedures, lab work, and all preoperative tests.

Other Registration Forms
Use one of the forms on this list to register for other services, for advance directives, and to apply for financial assistance.