Summit Imaging, our affiliated imaging center, offers outstanding convenience and the latest technology. We work around your schedule to make your experience with Summit Urology hassle free. And since Summit Imaging is located on the lower level of our office, testing can be completed without leaving our facility and often on the same day as your visit, preventing long waiting times and the often unpleasant experience of traveling to a large hospital. Parking is always free and convenient, and there’s no additional registration.
The most advanced technology, all in one location
At Summit Urology, we focus on confidence and convenience. We use some of the most advanced technology available in our area for several different tests. And because we offer these services in one convenient location, you won’t have to run around to get all of your testing completed. Summit Imaging offers four types of tests that will help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis more quickly.
Summit Imaging uses one of the fastest CT in the world, a multi-slice scanner from Toshiba. Its unprecedented speed means it can produce clearer, more detailed images for more accurate diagnoses of injury and illness, in a significantly shorter amount of time. The speed of multi-slice also means that fast-moving organs like the heart and lungs can be imaged with CT for the first time. Your exam may be as short as 30 seconds or as long as 30 minutes. Plus, no additional registration is necessary for our in-house CT scanner, making your exam as convenient as possible.
Not sure what a CT scan is? A computed tomography (CT) scan—also called a CAT scan—is a type of diagnostic test that combines X-rays and computer technology to provide views of soft tissue, bones and blood vessels. The technology creates sectional images, or “slices,” of the organs, tissues or vessels under evaluation. The test is often used when fast diagnosis is critical, which can be especially important when someone is having acute pain with a kidney stone.
Although we’re mostly concerned with the urinary system, a CT will give a complete evaluation of the entire abdomen and can often reveal other unsuspected problems such as gallstones, liver disease, abdominal aneurysms, and female pelvic diseases like ovarian cancers.
Visit our CT Scan Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about CT scans.
Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves to produce images of body tissues. In urology, ultrasound is used in many ways. Kidneys, testis and the prostate gland are often evaluated with ultrasound. Because ultrasound does not use radiation, it is especially safe for children and pregnant women.
Painless Bladder Scans
To ensure peak urinary performance, it is critical that you empty your bladder. In the past, an invasive procedure called a catheterization was often used to confirm that your bladder was empty. This procedure involved passing a tube or catheter into the bladder through the urinary tube (urethra). At Summit Imaging, we use a breakthrough, painless method to evaluate bladder volume. It’s called Bladder Scan™. This device uses ultrasound technology to provide an instant reading of the amount of urine remaining in your bladder.
X-rays are commonly used to evaluate kidney stones following treatment. Summit Imaging offers an in-office radiology suite to meet your needs—that means no trips to the hospital and no waiting. With our modern X-ray equipment, your film will be available for viewing in as little as 90 seconds.