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Imaging Services at UPMC Passavant

UPMC Passavant provides a full array of imaging procedures to support accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment. With a doctor's order we provide a spectrum of imaging services, ranging from basic x-rays and EKGs to more complex, advanced tests such as MRI and CT scans.

Imaging Services at UPMC Passavant will send your digital imaging results to your doctor for review. Your results are available from any UPMC hospital or facility and may also be accessed through your MyUPMC account.

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Imaging Services

Our state-of-the-art modern facilities and technology offer a wide variety of services, including:

Digital X-Rays

Using a focused beam of radiation, x-rays are non-invasive procedures that enable physicians to see inside specific areas of a patient's body. X-rays may be used to detect bone breakages, pinpoint foreign objects, or provide imaging of other internal abnormalities.

PET-CT Scans

Positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scans use imaging technology to provide detailed images of a patient's organs. Scans of the heart, brain, lungs, and blood vessels can be completed in about 30 seconds or less. These procedures can help physicians determine the best course of treatments for conditions such as cancer, hearts attacks, epilepsy and other nervous system conditions, and Alzheimer's disease.

CT Colonography

CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, uses x-rays to screen the large intestine and rectum for cancer and polyps.

Lung Cancer Screening

A low-dose CT scan of the lungs may be performed to discover lung cancer, even if a patient does not show symptoms. Yearly lung cancer screenings can help increase the chance of early detection and successful treatment, especially for high-risk individuals such as current or previous heavy smokers who are 55 or older.

Fluoroscopy Services

Fluoroscopy tests use a steady x-ray beam to look at fluid movements within the body such as a patient's blood stream or urinary tract. They may be used to detect a foreign object in the body, position a medical needle, or look at coronary veins.

MRI Scans

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are non-invasive tests that use magnetic waves to take two- and three-dimensional pictures of inside the body. The scans allow doctors to look at body parts, organs, and tissues to help aid in their diagnoses. MRI scans may be used for diagnosis of problems such as strokes, breast cancer, and issues of the abdomen, joints, and spine.

Wide-Opening MRI Scans

Wide-opening, or wide-bore, MRI scanners are nearly half a foot larger in diameter than traditional MRI scanners while still offering the same advanced technology and clear imaging results. They are specifically beneficial for patients with broad frames or those concerned about claustrophobia.

Our Experts

  • Kevin Auerbach, MD - Clinical Associate Professor Radiology; Chief of Radiology
  • Ubaid Akhtar, MD
  • Raucheline Akindele, MD
  • Karen Barkey, MD
  • Terri-Ann Gizienski, MD, MPH
  • Paul Lee, MD
  • Kimberly Leeman, MD
  • Kelly McArthur, DO
  • Rajul Pandya, MD
  • Edward Solomon, DO
  • Lance Williams, MD