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7220 Louis Pasteur Drive Suite 115
San Antonio, TX 78229
Monday: 8am – 7pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm
**Hours vary by modality. Please contact the facility for more information.
At Touchstone Imaging Medical Center, formerly Sendero Imaging, we know that you have a choice and are glad to have you choose us! As a part of the national Touchstone network, we are ACR certified and Top Rated Local®, offering state-of-the-art medical imaging services backed by the nation’s top radiologists to San Antonio. We offer extended evening and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedule. We are located directly across from the University Hospital campus, with easy access for patients of the VA, Methodist Hospital, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital, and Legacy Oaks Medical Center. For your MRI, CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound, and speciality imaging services, schedule your appointment with the local diagnostic imaging center Texans trust.
“Very clean, efficient, professional and on time! Highly recommended!” ~ Raul M.
A Highfield MRI is a more open MRI option than traditional machines, but offers a higher tesla than a fully open MRI. This makes it ideal for patients who are claustrophobic or cannot be accommodated by closed-bore MRI machines. A Highfield machine is open on both ends and is flared on the sides to increase the magnetic strength. The images produced are great quality and highly-detailed, allowing your physician to make an accurate diagnosis.
A Wide Bore MRI scanner is designed to benefit claustrophobic patients, or patients that simply do not feel comfortable in a traditional MRI machine. The 1.5T has half the teslas of a 3T MRI machine making them great for visualizing the brain or abdomen, where artifact is more likely to occur and is safer for those who have implanted devices — joints, pacemakers, stents, etc. — or other metal in their body, including bullets or shrapnel.
A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan or Computed Tomography, is a special kind of X-ray that takes pictures of a cross-section of a part of your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than traditional X-rays are able to. CT scans are used to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries and may be used to observe internal organs and tissues of the body to diagnose disease or injury.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a quick, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation called electromagnetic waves. The various body tissues absorb the radiation differently, creating different shades in an image to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Calcium in the bones absorbs radiation the most, so bones appear bright white while soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs and empty spaces appear black. X-rays are great for looking for broken bones or scarring in the lungs.
Fluoroscopy uses injected contrast dye and an X-Ray machine to take a continuous series of X-rays instead of individual snapshots. It is most commonly used to evaluate parts of your body that are moving in order to create a short video of your body system in motion. It is particularly useful for observing the digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems and their functioning.
Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss, also known as osteoporosis. Because calcium in bones more readily accepts radio absorption, a bone scan easily identifies weakened areas and can measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones and can detect stress fractures.
A myelogram is a specialized fluoroscopy, performed by a radiologist, that uses an injection of contrast medium into the space around the spinal cord to highlight the spinal cord and spinal nerves. A myelogram is particularly useful for those patients who cannot undergo an MRI for assessing spinal for disc abnormalities, nerve roots issues, and other spinal tissue concerns. A CT scan may also be performed once x-ray fluoroscopy is complete.
If your doctor has ordered an arthrogram, it is to get more information about your joints than a traditional x-ray, CT, or MRI can provide. A traditional scan can’t always pinpoint the problem because it is difficult to visualize some areas of the joint. An arthrogram is an imaging procedure that uses the injection of contrast in the joint and then uses x-ray, CT, or MRI to capture images that highlight various tissues in greater detail. Your provider is able to evaluate for small tears in tendons and ligaments or slight dislocations.