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Subspecialty Expertise

The Power of Subspecialization

We have extensive experience reading radiologic studies focused on particular aspects of the body. Our medical staff includes radiologists with advanced subspecialty training in each specialty of radiology. Each subspecialist is an expert in the pathology of their focused area of study. Our radiology subspecialists are always available to confer with each other and with referring clinicians on imaging studies.

Unique in Nebraska

Nebraska Medicine - Radiology provides subspecialty expertise for every patient, every time. You don’t even have to ask for it. This improves accuracy, reduces the need for additional, unnecessary imaging studies, and eliminates potentially harmful procedures. Our referring clinicians and their patients can be confident that Nebraska Medicine - Radiology provides the best radiology care in the region.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Our subspecialists’ intensive knowledge of the technologies we use enables us to develop new methods to:

  • Increase diagnostic accuracy
  • Reduce the time patients spend in exams
  • Reduce the number of exams involving radiation
  • Reduce patients’ radiation exposure

Abdominal Imaging

Our subspecialty focus on the organs and structures of the abdomen provides valuable insight into the full spectrum of conditions affecting abdominal structures and overall health.

The variety of organs and structures of the abdomen, combined with the many possible disorders in the abdomen, present special challenges for diagnostic imaging. Nebraska Medicine - Radiology uses MRI, CT and ultrasound to produce high-resolution images that are most effective for accurate diagnoses.

Our fellowship-trained, board-certified subspecialists focus solely on conditions within the abdomen. Our expertise assures you of a confident diagnosis on which you can base the most effective treatment.

Compassionate Care

When a patient is referred for imaging, he or she will receive attentive, compassionate care. Our technicians and staff are sensitive to each patient’s individual needs.

Patients are often anxious to learn the results of the exams we perform. We report our exams rapidly, so appropriate treatment may be instituted.

Collaborative Care

When a clinician refers a patient to us, we continue to work closely with that valued clinician. Every referring clinician has our respect and full attention. Our collaborative style allows referring clinicians to work with a single team for all diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.

Our objective is to support referring clinicians and patients by providing the most effective care.

Cardiothoracic Imaging

Dedicated subspecialists at Nebraska Medicine - Radiology provide extraordinary insight into your patients’ conditions. We are experts in application of advanced CT, MRI and ultrasound to evaluate thoracic and cardiac disease processes.

Cardiothoracic imaging produces fast CT images of the heart in the space of a single beat. Fellowship-trained subspecialists at Nebraska Medicine - Radiology use this and other advanced technologies to observe and diagnose cardiac, pulmonary and other cardiothoracic disorders with great accuracy.

Our subspecialization in cardiothoracic imaging provides a high level of expertise to aid diagnosis and to help direct treatment as effectively as possible.

Compassionate Care

Patients with cardiac and pulmonary conditions are often in delicate health. We take the time to care for patients with sensitivity and understanding. We recognize that a patient’s health may depend on timely results from our imaging studies. Our highly accurate reports are rapidly available, allowing for well-informed medical decisions.

Collaborative Care

We work closely with our referring clinicians, who have our respect and full attention.

Our objective is to support referring clinicians and patients in order to provide the most effective care and improve patient health to the greatest degree possible.

Interventional Radiology

Continual innovations in interventional radiology enable our physicians to successfully treat a wide array of conditions with precise, minimally invasive procedures. Our expertise frequently eliminates the need for more invasive treatment options.

Continuing advances in interventional radiology make minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures an increasing part of medicine today. The interventional radiologist treats traumatic injuries, various liver and renal disorders, vascular stenosis and malformations and other conditions with precision and with minimal impact on patients. Our interventional radiology specialists can also precisely treat cancerous tumors in the liver and other organs. This treatment improves clinical outcomes for our cancer patients.

Fellowship-trained interventional radiology subspecialists at Nebraska Medicine - Radiology have extensive experience performing a wide range of procedures with the latest technology. We direct forms of therapy with a high degree of accuracy to treat a variety of conditions.

Focus on Patient Safety and Comfort

We recognize that patients come to us expecting courteous, respectful treatment. We ensure that they are as comfortable as possible and use minimally invasive procedures to decrease  recovery time and allow the patient to return to normal life more rapidly.

Collaborative Care

Our interventional radiology expertise can save your patient time and painful recovery by eliminating the need for surgery and other more invasive procedures. We involve patients and referring clinicians in the process of delivering care by consulting with them regarding the planned procedure. We are here to support patients and referring clinicians while providing the best possible patient experience

Molecular Imaging/Nuclear Medicine

Tiny amounts of radioisotopes may reveal cancers, injuries, infections and other conditions. Our subspecialists are expert in safe and judicious use of these substances to create detailed diagnostic images.

Nuclear medicine may reveal early signs of some disorders that are not easily visualized with other imaging technologies. Tissues affected by these disorders accumulate particular radioisotopes. By using these radioisotopes in tiny amounts, we can identify these disorders during early stages of disease.

Some of the more common conditions that nuclear medicine may reveal include:

  • Dementia
  • Cancerous conditions in the bones
  • Traumatic damage to bones
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Abnormal function or nodules in the thyroid gland

Compassionate Care

Our nuclear medicine technologists and nurses are particularly skilled in administering these scans. They take time to put patients at ease, making their experience as pleasant as possible.

Patients may want to know results as quickly as possible. Our radiologists generate rapid and accurate reports and often make results available within four hours after the scan. Referring clinicians and patients may then begin appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Collaborative Care

We value the trust that referring clinicians and patients have in us. Our radiology specialists are available to consult personally with referring clinicians regarding imaging studies at Nebraska Medicine - Radiology.

Musculoskeletal Radiology

High-resolution CT and MRI technology enable our musculoskeletal radiologists to make rapid, accurate diagnoses. Reliable results enable timely, appropriate therapy.

Accurate and rapid diagnosis is critical with many sports-related injuries. Timely treatment can prevent further damage and return patients to normal or near-normal activities. Chronic conditions such as arthritis may also limit mobility and cause pain. Nebraska Medicine - Radiology uses advanced, highly detailed imaging technology to pinpoint problems in the musculoskeletal system and guide effective treatment.

Our fellowship-trained radiologists also use advanced technologies to examine other diseases of the bones and soft tissues, such as tumors. Detailed images of these conditions guide and demonstrate the progress of treatment.

Our board-certified musculoskeletal subspecialists are adept at recognizing the type and extent of an injury or disease process. Our familiarity with the problems that occur in bones, joints and muscles enables us to recognize disease and diagnose it correctly.

Focus on Patient Comfort and Safety

In addition to our clinical excellence, we pride ourselves on the courtesy and care we show our patients. We recognize that each person who comes to us for a diagnostic procedure deserves our respect and full attention. We continually improve our protocols to make patients as comfortable as possible.

Collaborative Care

Nebraska Medicine - Radiology understands the need to provide timely results and the importance of  working closely with referring physicians. We treat patients with respect and courtesy and maintain excellent communication with referring physicians.

Neuroradiology

Our highly specialized and experienced neuroradiologists use the most technologically advanced CT and MRI equipment. With this technology we identify and evaluate disease processes such as stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis and tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

Subspecialists in neuroradiology bring exceptional insight to detection of abnormalities in the minute structures of the brain and spinal cord. Our fellowship-trained neuroradiologists have extensive experience identifying and diagnosing such neurologic conditions as:

  • Brain tumors
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Vascular malformations
  • Spine disorders

Nebraska Medicine - Radiology uses the most advanced CT and MRI equipment to view areas of the brain and spine. These technologies provide our subspecialists the high-resolution images reguired to make accurate diagnoses quickly and confidently.

Compassionate Care

Some neurologic disorders may cause severe pain, disorientation, seizures and other major symptoms. Sensitive care in the imaging process and timely reporting on imaging studies is a high priority.

Collaborative Care

When a patient is referred to us, the patient and referring clinician can expect courteous interactions. Our specialists respect a clinician’s relationship with his or her patient, and we are available for consultation about the patient’s radiologic studies. Our objective is to enable the referring clinician to begin appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Oncologic Imaging

PET/CT and MRI provide our physicians with technically advanced images to catch cancer as early as possible. Accurate diagnosis gives you and your patient the best chance to eliminate cancer in its early stages.

The detection, diagnosis and monitoring of cancer present special challenges. Early detection and accurate staging of cancer require skilled, experienced interpretation of radiologic studies. Repeated radiologic studies may also be required to accurately determine the effectiveness of treatment or to identify early recurrence.

Board-certified oncologic subspecialists at Nebraska Medicine - Radiology are uniquely qualified to provide oncologic imaging services and accurately detect cancer in the earliest stages. Our extensive experience with a wide variety of cancers and our state-of-the-art equipment enable us to interpret studies accurately and confidently. Accurate, timely interpretation potentially enables early, more effective cancer treatment.

Compassionate Care

Patients with cancerand those who suspect they may have cancerare emotionally vulnerable and deserve especially compassionate care. We provide that care, with an emphasis on respect and recognition of the struggles our patients may be experiencing.

Highly Effective Use of Advanced Technology

PET/CT and MRI are critical tools used in the early identification of cancer. These provide detailed images that allow us to detect cancer in the earliest stage of disease.

  • MRI. MRI has long been an effective tool for examining soft tissues, organs and other structures. It detects tumors and helps diagnose many forms of cancer without exposing the patient to radioactivity.
  • PET/CT. In a PET/CT scan, a small amount of radioactive substance is injected into the body. This substance is attracted to cells that are using a lot of energy. The PET scan records the locations of these areas of rapid metabolization. The CT scan simultaneously provides a detailed anatomic image of structures in the area being studied. By combining these images, we precisely identify the location of cancer within the body.

Collaborative Care

Nebraska Medicine - Radiology subspecialists work closely with oncologists to determine the most effective radiologic study to perform for individual patients. Oncologists throughout the region rely on our multidisciplinary approach to guide successful treatment of their patients.

Pediatric Radiology

Children have specialized needs and require appropriately sized equipment that delivers accurate results with a minimum amount of radiation exposure. Our specialists are proficient and comfortable working with children. We provide a pleasant experience for our pediatric patients and their parents.

The use of radiologic technology on children requires special understanding of children’s unique needs and the ways in which their bodies differ from those of adults. It is also important to recognize that radiation exposure during childhood may increase a child’s risk of radiation-related conditions later in life.

Our pediatric subspecialist is fellowship-trained in pediatric imaging studies. This ensures that the diagnosis a pediatric patient receives is accurate and provides a sound basis for treatment.

To minimize our pediatric patients’ exposure to radiation, we also use MRI and ultrasound as much as possible because they do not require radiation. These important tools help provide accurate diagnoses while eliminating radiation exposure.

Compassionate Care

Children have special needs during imaging studies. They often have trouble remaining still due to anxiety, age or other factors. Some need sedation to allow us to capture clear images. Our staff and imaging technologists are trained to help children through these procedures, which may sometimes be a frightening experience.

We are also sensitive to the needs of parents, who generally want to be involved to ensure their children are given the highest quality care. Our dedication to timely reporting on imaging studies helps everyone by reducing wait time and eliminating delay in the institution of appropriate treatment.

Collaborative Care

Input from referring clinicians is essential to ensure that all imaging studies and procedures performed on pediatric patients are appropriate and as effective as possible. Our specialists are available to consult with referring clinicians to provide the information required to make the best treatment decisions for patients.

Our objective is to support our patients and their families so that referring clinicians can provide the most effective care.

Women’s Imaging

We use state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including mammography, ultrasound and MRI to diagnose and direct treatment of a variety of conditions specifically affecting women. Our physicians are also trained to detect cancer in early stages, when treatment is typically most effective.

Our board-certified specialists in women’s imaging are experts in detecting and diagnosing conditions specific to women. Early detection of breast cancer is one of our most important services. We use digital mammography, ultrasound and MRI to pinpoint tumors and reliably diagnose breast cancer.

Our interventional radiologists are also on the forefront of new techniques and technologies associated with medical conditions specific to women. We are able to treat many disorders with minimally invasively procedures, eliminating the need for surgery.

Compassionate Care

Women choose Nebraska Medicine - Radiology for regular health screenings largely because they receive personalized service. We are committed to treating patients referred to us with care and sensitivity.

We recognize that a diagnosis of cancer or even the possibility of cancer may be extremely stressful to patients. Our physicians and staff understand these concerns. Our sensitivity includes providing timely results to minimize the anxiety associated with any uncertain situation.

Specialized Imaging and Treatment

Women’s health requires special and judicious use of imaging technology. We have the expertise to utilize the most advanced imaging technology available to provide reliable diagnoses. New techniques in interventional radiology may also eliminate the need for surgery.

  • Breast imaging. Digital mammography allows our breast imaging specialists to see breast tissue more clearly. It is our most frequently used imaging tool for early detection of cancer. When necessary, we use ultrasound and MRI to further investigate findings on digital mammography and deliver reliable diagnoses. Utilizing these tools, we can detect cancer at earlier stages, potentially saving lives and saving women from intensive and sometimes disfiguring treatment.
  • Pelvic procedures. Ongoing advances in interventional radiology give us the ability to  treat an ever-increasing number of pelvic conditions with minimally invasive procedures. Our fellowship trained interventional radiologists treat such conditions as uterine fibroids and pelvic congestion. In many cases, patients may resume normal activities symptom-free without the need for surgery.