On Campus Imaging (MRI, PET, CT) and Lab

THINK Neurology is conveniently located on the first floor of one of the professional buildings on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital campus. The lab is across from the office, TIRR rehab services are on the floor above us, and imaging is in the adjacent hospital building. This gives our patients the ability to perform laboratory testing, CT scans, MRIs and EEGs all without leaving our campus. We want your experience to be as easy and stress-free as possible.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce clear, detailed pictures of organs and other structures inside the body. MRI provides visual information about soft tissue that cannot be obtained from X-rays or other types of scans.

No special preparations are required before an MRI. However, your child will be asked to remove any metal objects before entering the scanner's magnetic field. Children with metal implants may not be candidates for MRI.

In some cases, a contrast material may be used to enhance images, evaluate blood flow and locate areas of inflammation.

CT Scan

Computed tomography (CT) is a fast, patient-friendly form of X-ray imaging with the unique capability to view soft tissue, bone and blood vessels. CT imaging is also known as a CAT scan, or computed axial tomography.

The procedure is fast, comfortable and painless.

Diagnostic Radiology

Our comprehensive general pediatric diagnostic services include skeletal, chest, gastrointestinal, abdominal and urinary diagnostic testing. By using the newest, safest technology, we minimize the amount of radiation needed to provide clear images of your child's internal organs and structures.

Pediatric diagnostic studies include chest, abdomen, extremity, spine and sinus X-ray; upper GI; barium enema; barium swallow; small bowel study; and IVP (kidney X-rays).

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses minimally invasive techniques to perform a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Typically done through the skin using either a needle or small incision, the procedures are simpler, safer, more cost effective and less painful than surgery. They also require shorter recovery times.

Angiograms, myelograms, arteriograms, nephrovascular procedures and biopsies are examples of interventional radiology studies.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses computers, detectors and radioactive substances to produce images of the body and treat disease. It is particularly useful for detecting tumors, aneurysms, irregular blood flow to tissues and inadequate functioning of certain organs.

Before an examination, your child will receive a radioactive tracer to make tissues visible on the scans. Bones, organs, glands and blood vessels require various types of radioactive compounds as tracers, which are either ingested by mouth or injected into a vein, depending on the type of test. The radioisotopes have very low radiation levels that decay in minutes or hours and do not harm the body.