DIRECTOR MEDICAL TOWERS IMAGING CENTER
Dr. Joseph Murphy
9601 Baptist Health Drive; Exit 7
Little Rock, AR 72205
Radiology Consultants maintains an Outpatient Imaging Center on the 11th floor of the Medical Towers #1 Building on the Baptist Health Little Rock campus. This is a convenient imaging center outside of Baptist Hospital.
All of our physician partners are Radiologists board-certified by the American Board of Radiology (ACR). Each is a highly trained physician who has completed a minimum of four years of radiology training after earning a four year medical degree.
The Radiology Consultants’ staff and Radiologic Physicians provide area physicians with a high level of expertise and technology in helping detect injury and disease in their patients. We strive to maintain a reputation of quality and excellence in providing superb diagnostic imaging, thoughtful patient care, and radiological interpretations that are second to none. Rest assured that when you come to Radiology Consultants for your procedure, you are in the good hands.
MEDICAL TOWERS PROCEDURES OFFERED
BARIUM SWALLOW WITH SPEECH
BODY FAT TEST
Body Fat Composition is the ratio of lean body mass to fat body mass. One of the most accurate ways to measure your Body Fat Composition is with the DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry). It measures body fat percentage as well as lean muscle mass.
COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
Computed Tomography, more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that produces multiple cross-sectional images of the inside of the body. These images can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional images for viewing on a computer monitor or transferred to a CD or DVD.
COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY
CT Angiography is a minimally invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT angiography uses a CT scanner to produce detailed images of both blood vessels and tissues in various parts of the body.
DEXA BONE DENSITOMETRY
A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. A DEXA scan usually takes around five minutes, although it depends what part of the body is being scanned. You’ll be able to go home after you’ve had it done.
An Esophagram evaluates the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that goes from the throat to the stomach. This will help your doctor identify possible problems and the best treatment.
ESOPHAGRAM WITH GI
Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography, also called an upper GI, is an x-ray examination of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine (also known as the duodenum). Images are produced using a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and an orally ingested contrast material such as barium.
FLUOROSCOPY – Digital
Fluoroscopy allows imaging of anatomical structures in real-time and allows the interpreting physician to observe structure and limited function.
- Lower GI Series
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
Hysterosalpingography is an x-ray examination of a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes that uses a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast material. An HSG is an outpatient procedure that usually takes less than 30 minutes to perform. It is usually done after the menstrual period has ended, but before ovulation, to prevent interference with an early pregnancy.
- Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is an x-ray examination of the kidneys, ureters and urinary bladder that uses iodinated contrast material injected into veins.
- Small Bowel Follow Through
As far as the patient is concerned, the small bowel follow-through is a very straightforward examination. It essentially consists of the patient ingesting at least two large cupfuls of a dilute liquid barium, a substance that enhances X-ray images. Following ingestion, one of Radiologic Physicians will use an X-ray machine to follow the passage of barium through the stomach and into the small bowel, also referred to as the small intestine. Our Physician will intermittently screen the patient’s abdomen to assess the passage of barium and to take images to document any abnormal findings.
- Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Series
An upper gastrointestinal (GI) series (barium swallow), is a radiological test that is used to visualize the structures of the upper digestive system – the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
- Air Contrast Barium Enema
- Water Soluble Enema
- Lower Gastrointestinal (GI) Routine Barium Enema
A barium enema is a radiographic (X-ray) examination of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The large intestine, including the rectum, is made visible on X-ray film by filling the colon with a liquid suspension called barium sulfate (barium). Barium highlights certain areas in the body to create a clearer picture.
ENDOVAGINAL PROBE ULTRASOUND (EVP)
A transvaginal transducer, also known as an endovaginal transducer or probe, uses a small electronic array as the scanhead and is inserted directly into the vagina for the scan. This is used as an alternative to an ultrasound examination done via an abdominal scanner. This technique produces a much sharper image, not only because of the scanhead’s closer proximity to the uterus, but also because the transducer operates at a higher frequency and hence has a higher resolving power. Transvaginal examinationis are usually done for assessment of very early pregnancies.
A “condom” is slipped over the handheld transducer (or probe), which is then covered with lubricating gel and placed in the vagina. The probe rests up against the cervix and is being moved in several directions by the sonographer. The rest of the test proceeds the same way as transabdominal ultrasound.
GASTRONOMY TUBE MANAGEMENT
- Gastronomy Tube (G)
HEALTHSCREEN ARKANSAS: Low Dose Computerized Tomography (CT) Lung Screening
Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. In lung cancer screening, individuals who have a high risk of developing lung cancer but no signs or symptoms of the disease undergo low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning of the chest.
During hysterosonography one of our Radiologic Physicians will use a thin, flexible tube (catheter) to inject salt water (saline) into the hollow part of your uterus. Using an ultrasound probe, your doctor obtains images of the inside of your uterus and checks for any irregularities.
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY CLINIC
Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that performs minimally invasive treatments using radiologic imaging for procedure guidance. Interventional radiology treatments have become the primary method of care for a variety of conditions, offering less risk, less pain and less recovery time, compared to open surgery.
Our Interventional Radiology Clinic offers a variety of minor procedures, as well as clinical consultations and follow-up for many procedures performed in the hospital setting.
LUMBAR EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS (ESI)
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. ESI may be performed to relieve pain caused by spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation. Medicines are delivered to the spinal nerve through the epidural space, the area between the protective covering of the spinal cord and vertebrae. The effects of ESI tend to be temporary. Pain relief may last for several days or even years. The goal is to reduce pain so that you may resume normal activities and a physical therapy program.
Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin.
- Abdomen Complete (Liver, Pancreas, Kidneys, Gallbladder, Aorta and Spleen)
- Abdomen Limited (Gallbladder, Liver and Pancreas)
- Fetal Age (Complete – Level 1)
- Fetal Age (Multiple Gestation)
- Fetal (Bio Physical) Profile
- Renal Transplant
- Renal with Bladder
- Transvaginal Pelvis
- Venous Doppler of Lower Extremity
A venogram is an x-ray test that involves injecting x-ray contrast material (dye) into a vein to shows how blood flows through your veins. This allows a physician to determine the condition of your veins.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. With digital X-ray, the X-ray image captured has no pixel overlap and does not need to have special processing of the overlap areas. This allows our Radiologic Physician to view a clean, very high resolution image without concern of information being lost in the acquisition process. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
WHO INTERPRETS RESULTS AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF THE TEST?
One of our Radiologic Physicians will read your “images,” and then forward a report of the findings to your referring Physician along with follow-up recommendations. Your Physician should contact you with the results.
WHAT ABOUT PAYMENT?
Radiology Consultants will file all insurance as a courtesy to you. Depending on the Contractual Agreement with your Insurance Company, you may owe a co-payment and/or deductible at the time of service.
* Please bring your Insurance Card with you *
Please visit our BILLING PAGE for specific information on Insurance, Self-Pay, Motor Vehicle Accident, Cash, Debit or Major Credit Card payment options.
Free Parking At Medical Towers #1 With A Stamped Ticket
Please notify the Radiologic Physician and/or Technologist if there is a possibility you are pregnant. Radiation is potentially harmful to a developing baby during pregnancy.