Abdominal Imaging

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Abdominal Imaging Program provides comprehensive imaging and diagnostic services for disorders in the abdomen or pelvis area, including infections, tumors or masses, and vascular conditions. Abnormalities in the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract also can be investigated.

How it Works

Technologies such as virtual colonoscopy, CT (computed tomography) scans, plain radiography (X-rays), ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to visualize the internal organs and assess their functionality. Imaging guidance is also used to perform percutaneous biopsies, where tissue samples are removed using a needle inserted through the skin, and other interventions, such as draining fluids from abscesses within the abdomen and pelvis.

These advanced imaging tools allow our physicians and specialists to make the most accurate diagnoses and prescribe targeted treatments and therapies.

Our Services

We use a variety of medical examinations to accurately diagnose patients’ abdominal conditions.

These examinations include:

  • Bone densitometry (DEXA)
  • CT angiography
  • CT virtual colonoscopy
  • Cystograms
  • Fistulagrams
  • Gastric-band fluoroscopy
  • General diagnostic CT exams
  • Hysterosalpingograms
  • IVP (intravenous pyelogram)
  • Loopograms
  • Retrograde urethrograms
  • Small-bowel follow-through
  • Sonohysterography
  • 3-D and 4-D OB sonograms
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Upper GI exam
  • Vascular sonography
  • Voiding cystourethrograms