Radiology Consultants of North Dallas
For more than 30 years the radiologists at Radiology Consultants of North Dallas have provided services in a subspecialty-based group. All RCND physicians are Board Certified and have additional Fellowship training in specific subspecialty areas such as body imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, Neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology and interventional radiology.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, usually due to osteoporosis or cancer. The radiologist inserts a balloon into the fractured bone through a hollow needle to create a cavity or space and then injects special “cement” into the cavity once the balloon is removed.
For more information regarding when Kyphoplasty procedures represent an appropriate treatment, what to expect during the procedure and a summary of benefits and risks, please visit Here
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus, which can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and pressure on the bladder or bowel. UFE procedures are performed by RCND's interventional radiologists and involve injecting an “embolic agent” into the arteries supplying blood to the uterus and fibroids, causing the fibroids to shrink.
In terms of imaging expertise, a child is not simply a little adult. Disease processes of children are different and the specific imaging needs of the pediatric patient are unique. RCND follows a subspecialty focus to optimize care for children by providing patient-specific and age-specific radiological services. Pediatric radiologists complete a general diagnostic radiology residence and then spend an additional 1-2 years in fellowship training to prepare them to care specifically for pediatric patients.
RCND pediatric radiologists are an integral part of the Medical City Children’s Hospital and utilize the guidelines developed under the “Image Gently” program. For more information regarding the Image Gently radiation safety initiative please visit Here
For more information about pediatric imaging procedures, please visit Here
RCND Neuroradiologists are part of a multidisciplinary team for the Advanced Primary Stroke Center at Medical City Dallas. The Emergency Department at Medical City has implemented a stroke protocol for the rapid evaluation and treatment of patients who are potential candidates for a treatment that involves administering an FDA-approved clot dissolving medication.
A recent video featuring a stroke patient who was treated by RCND physicians at Medical City is available Here