Abdominal Imaging Services
Imaging types we offer
CT of abdomen and pelvis. Abdominal and pelvic CT scans help diagnose infections, screen for inflammation or disease, and to monitor treatments.
CT and MR angiography of abdomen and pelvis. CT or MRI scans are used to examine the blood vessels of the abdominal and look for blockages, aneurysms, bleeding and diseases.
Fluoroscopy of gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. Fluoroscopy is used to study moving organs, creating an X-ray "movie." In abdominal imaging, it can help identify bowel motility problems, fertility issues and swallowing disorders.
MRI of abdomen and pelvis. Pelvic and abdominal MRI are used to examine the bowel, gall bladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas and prostate.
To help diagnose and manage diseases of the abdomen and pelvis, our radiologists collaborate closely with other UCI Health specialties, including cancer, digestive diseases and urology.
Disease-specific imaging includes:
- Abdominal disorders
- Colorectal polyps
- Crohn's disease
- Digestive disorders
- Gallbladder and related problems
- Liver disease
- Liver transplantation
- Prostate cancer
- Small bowel disorders
- Urinary problems
- Uterine fibroids
Imaging for complex procedures
Our abdominal imaging specialists also perform imaging for complex procedures, including:
CT colonography. Known as a "virtual colonoscopy," CT colonography screens for colon cancer by giving an interior view of the colon without the need for a more invasive procedure.
MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery. During this treatment for uterine fibroids, high-intensity ultrasound is used to destroy the fibroids without harming normal tissue. Abdominal imaging specialists interpret the pre- and post-therapeutic images.
Transplantation. Abdominal imaging is used as part of pre-surgical planning for a liver transplant, as well as to evaluate potential organ donors.