Millennium Diagnostic Center offers the latest technology, a highly-trained staff, and a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere in our medical imaging facilities. We partner with the leading imaging companies to bring the latest technology to our patients, ensuring the most accurate assessment and treatment. Our services allow physicians with resources to determine the effectiveness of the cancer treatment as well as the ability to monitor the recurrence.
At our diagnostic facilities, we are accredited by the American College of Radiology to perform a wide range of diagnostic imaging services. All examinations are performed by registered technologists and board certified radiologists and interpreted by physicians who are certified by the American Board of Radiology. We have 8 convenient locations throughout the Greater Houston area – Kingwood, North Houston, Tomball and The Woodlands. With an expert team by your side, we work together to determine the best treatment for you.
We are proud to offer a full range of advanced diagnostic imaging services:
Diagnostic CT / Low-Dose Computer Tomography (CT)
A CT scan can provide multiple images inside the body using x-ray equipment or contrast material. Your doctor may recommend a CT scan to detect cancer or heart disease, internal injuries or for diagnosing muscle or bone disorders.
Preparation for your CT will depend on the type of exam. Before your CT scan, please contact us so we can provide specific instructions and review your health and insurance information.
Specialized CT Imaging Procedures Offered
- CT Angiographic Scans
- This type of test is an X-ray exam used to visualize the inside of blood vessels and organs within the body to look for signs of blockage or narrowing of the blood vessels that may be interfering with normal blood flow in the body.
- CT High Resolution Chest Scans
- CT Low Dose Lung Scans
- Scans are now available to high risk lung cancer patients. Click here for more information about lung cancer testing.
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sounds waves to create pictures of your heart’s chambers, valves, walls, and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries, veins) attached to your heart. A probe is passed over your chest. The probe produces sound waves that bounce off your heart and “echo” back to the probe. These waves are changed into pictures viewed on a video monitor.
Flow labs are used to help diagnose health disorders, including blood cancers, by counting and examining microscopic particles in blood samples.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
An MRI is an imaging test that uses radio waves and powerful magnetic fields to produce detailed, computer-generated pictures of areas inside the body. These pictures can show the difference between healthy and unhealthy tissues. Unlike X-rays, an MRI does not use radiation and deliveries better images for in-depth analysis.
The MRI scanner at Millennium Diagnostic Center provides safe, accurate diagnostic imaging for a wide array of injuries, conditions and diseases. An MRI has multiple diagnostic purposes:
- Determine if a tumor is noncancerous or cancerous
- Learn more about the size and location of the tumor
- Help plan cancer treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy
- Monitor how well treatment is working
- Diagnose cardiac conditions and strokes
- Assess blood flow and vascular conditions
- Diagnose breast disease
- Examine male and female reproductive organs
- Determine and examine conditions and injuries to the brain, neck, spinal cord, bones,
- joints and other soft tissues
- Evaluate infections
Our MRIs are designed to help maximize patient comfort while maintain excellent image quality. The new GEM Suite surface coil technology reflects the importance of making the geometry of the equipment and technology compatible with the patient. The combined features of the entire Suite are designed to facilitate high resolution, signal-to-noise (SNR) imaging from the top of the head down to the feet, while maximizing the comfort of patients across many different shapes, sizes and situations.
The MRI is performed by a radiology technologist who is specially trained and certified to perform an MRI. After the MRI is completed, our highly experienced, board-certified radiologists read and interpret the imaging tests. A signed report will be sent to your primary care or referring physicians, who will share results with you.
Millennium Physicians is proud to introduce a powerful new MR solution for analysis, planning and targeted biopsy of the prostate.
This complete clinical MR solution for the prostate consists of DynaCAD for Prostate and the UroNav fusion biopsy system - a comprehensive solution which offers a cutting edge imaging option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels.
Benefits of MR/US fusion-guided prostate biopsy
- Images can identify specific areas within the gland that are suspicious
- Targeting the suspicious areas reduces the number of tissue samples acquired and may reduce risk of infection, bleeding, pain and recovery time
GE Infinia Nuclear Medicine System
A free-geometry nuclear medicine system with slip-ring gantry, Infinia™ combines the flexibility of a single-head camera with the productivity of a dual-head design. It delivers unmatched image quality across the full energy spectrum.
- Premium high performance, all-purpose dual detector imagine system, with extra-large rectangular FOV (field-of-view) detectors
- Easy patient handling with a comfortable tabletop for improved throughput and workload
- Bone Scans
- NM spect procedures (Liver, Kidney)
PET/CT (Position Emission Tomography / Computer Tomography)
A combined PET/CT scan provides a more accurate diagnosis with images that locate an anatomic area of abnormal metabolic activity in a patient’s body. The combination of PET with CT scanning can further benefit oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons who can then plan and determine the best course of treatment.
PET/CT is Commonly Used to:
- Detect cancer or determine whether a cancer has spread in the body
- Assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy
- Determine if cancer has returned after treatment
- Evaluate blood flow to the heart muscle
- Assess the effects of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) on areas of the heart
- Identify areas of the heart muscle that would benefit from a procedure such as angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery (in combination with a myocardial perfusion scan)
- Evaluate brain abnormalities, such as tumors, memory disorders, seizures and other central nervous system disorders
- Map normal human brain and heart function
Specialized PET Procedures Offered:
- FDG-PET Scans
- Gallium 68 PET/CT Scans
GE Discovery IQ PET/CT Scanner
The system offers the greatest sensitivity and the largest axial field-of-view of any available PET/CT device. This allows radiologists to visualize smaller lesions while delivering smaller radiation doses.
- Q.Clear PET reconstruction technology provides up to 2X improvement in both image quality and quantitation accuracy
- A fully scalable system with capability to upgrade as department needs change
- This platform will be available to the mobile marketing - enabling the latest technology across both fixed and mobile environments
- The LightBurst PET detector scans half the time and half the dose, improving patient comfort and safety
- Fast electronics and a dual acquisition channel that enables high quantative accuracy for all clinically relevant tracers
Most commonly associated with pregnancy, this exam uses sounds waves to create images based on patterns returned to a hand-held device. Additional uses include diagnosing infection and cancer and performing biopsy procedures. Unlike X-rays and MRIs, it doesn’t use any radiation
Vascular Ultrasound - This technology enables the physician to see the vascular system and its function, including detection of blood clots.