This specialty encompasses techniques aimed at diagnosing diseases of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiac, pulmonary and musculoskeletal systems. Modalities used to image these organs include fluoroscopy, ultrasound, 16- and 64-channel computed tomography (CT), 1.5T and 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET/CT). Our radiologists perform image guided needle biopsies and fluid aspiration procedures. IRP physicians within the body-imaging specialty have received additional training in these areas.
As dedicated abdominal and pelvic diagnostic specialists and interventionalists, we offer patients state-of-the-art services and technology in a rapidly changing field as well as early access to the latest advancements in research and clinical imaging. We are eager to collaborate with health care providers to provide comprehensive patient care.
High Quality Mammography is the Key to Early Detection
The nationally recognized radiology physicians at Indiana Radiology Partners are dedicated to helping women maintain good breast health and specialize in advanced breast imaging services for routine breast care and the diagnosis of breast disease.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. We are proud to offer the most advanced technology in breast imaging by adding digital mammography and computer-aided detection (CAD) to our services. Digital (computerized) mammography is similar to standard mammography, producing detailed images of the breast. CAD services for breast cancer screening uses the ImageChecker® System, which is like a second pair of eyes, reviewing each study in conjunction with the radiologist.
In addition to routine screening mammography, diagnostic breast evaluations are performed using special mammographic views, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Interventional breast procedures that IRP mammographers perform, including mammographic and ultrasound-guided need localizations, ultrasound-guided cyst aspirations, ultrasound-guided core biopsies and stereotactic core needle biopsies, are available to aid the clinicians in diagnosis and management of breast diseases.
IRP physicians specializing in thoracic and cardiac imaging interpret CT and other radiology examinations for pulmonary disorders. Chest x-rays are the most commonly performed diagnostic x-ray examination for the evaluation of lungs, heart and chest wall. Pneumonia, heart failure, emphysema, lung cancer and other medical conditions can be diagnosed or suspected on a chest x-ray.
A chest x-ray is typically performed as the first imaging test for symptoms of shortness of breath, a bad or persistent cough, chest pain, chest injury, or fever. Individuals with known or suspected medical conditions such as congestive heart failure or cancer may have chest x-rays to follow their response to treatment, or to determine changes that would require a change in their medical management.
Emergency radiologists specialize in the imaging evaluation of acutely ill and injured patients. The Emergency Radiology Section provides 24-hour coverage to IU Health Methodist hospital and after hours coverage to IU Health Riley Hospital for Children and Wishard Health Services, which are the only 3 Level 1 Trauma Centers in the State of Indiana. Our section also provides ER radiology coverage to IU Health West, North, Saxony, Ball, and other IU Health affiliates throughout the state. Our radiologists work as a part of a team of emergency medicine physicians and trauma surgeons to provide contemporaneous expert interpretations and diagnostic services to the regions sickest patients.
A general radiologist interprets a broad range of diagnostic images that include plain film X-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). Plain film X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, cracked skulls and injured backbones.
General radiologists often have additional training to enhance their skills in various radiology sub-specialties.
Interventional radiologists are medical doctors who perform minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. Unlike diagnostic radiologists who use imaging, such as x-rays, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) to diagnose disease, interventional radiologists use imaging to treat many diseases. Interventionalists are board certified radiologists who also have a Certification of Added Qualification by the American Board of Radiology in percutaneous (through the skin) interventions.
IRP's interventionalists perform a wide range of angiographic and interventional procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting, embolization and chemoembolization, percutanous drainage, and vascular and gastrointestinal access procedures. Some of the diseases these physicians treat include aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, liver failure, biliary disease, renal failure and dialysis, many cancers, uterine fibroids, venous disease and varicoceles.
IRP radiologists who specialize in musculoskeletal radiology diagnose and detect problems with muscles, tendons, joints and soft tissue. They also diagnose a broad range of pathologic conditions in all parts of the body, including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, and joint and musculoskeletal disorders.
Our fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologists specialize in the imaging of bone tumors, sports injuries, trauma, arthritis, orthopedic hardware and joint implants. The parts of the musculoskeletal system most frequently imaged are the spine, knee, shoulder, hip, wrist and ankles. Musculoskeletal radiologists interpret exams such as multi-slice computed tomography (CT), musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - open MRI, 1.5T and 3.0T high field MRI - ultrasound and plain film radiographs. Arthrography and image-guided bone and soft tissue biopsies are also performed and interpreted by our musculoskeletal radiologists.
Our radiologists work closely with other specialists such as orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists and oncologists to provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Program