Imaging & Radiology

Houston Methodist offers our patients leading-edge technology that includes advanced computed tomography (CT) imaging with low-dose and dual energy capability, advanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for body and neurological imaging (including functional imaging and MR elastography), ultrasound technology with shear wave function, state-of-the-art interventional and angiographic suites, tomographic mammography and a 3-D image processing laboratory. These are all designed to enable our board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists to provide the most accurate diagnosis and recommend the best possible treatment. As a leader in imaging and radiology, Houston Methodist has a full range of high-quality and advanced imaging and radiology services and technologies:

State-of-the-art Technology

Houston Methodist is world-renowned for our dedication to the advancement of the use of cutting-edge imaging technologies. Our board-certified radiologists undergo rigorous training in the use of the latest technology in order to provide our patients with superior-quality images, interpreted by specialty-trained radiologists, to facilitate the most accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.  A wide variety of the highest quality imaging techniques is available at Houston Methodist:

  • 3T MRI
  • 64-slice CT (computed tomography)
  • 128-slice CT
  • Cardiovascular Radiology
  • Digital X-ray (produces high-resolution images at low-radiation dose)
  • Mammogram
  • Molecular breast imaging (MBI)     
  • MR-guided U.S.-focused uterine fibroid ablation
  • Tomosynthesis (3-D imaging that provides clearer, high-resolution images, resulting in greater accuracy in cancer diagnosis without increasing radiation exposure; uses  same amount of radiation as a traditional mammogram)
  • Ultrasound
  • Wide bore 3T MRI

As part of our commitment to always provide the safest imaging and radiology services to our patients, we are adding new lower dose technology:

  • GE Revolution CT (a scan using tomosynthesis for higher resolution, clearer and more accurate cancer diagnoses using the same radiation as traditional  mammograms)
  • Bariatric CT (higher weight capacity)
  • Low dose lung imaging
  • 256-slice CT technology

Houston Methodist Radiology Services is accredited in MRI, CT, nuclear medicine and ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.

Houston Methodist champions our slogan “Leading Medicine” by striving to achieve the highest standards of patient care and to continue using trailblazing methods to provide services surpassing our competitors in Houston and the world.
Learning Opportunities through Continuing Education & residencies

The physicians and staff at Houston Methodist work at the forefront of their specialty to provide the very best care for patients. As the first hospital in Texas to incorporate subspecialty training in CT, MRI and U.S. nuclear medicine, Houston Methodist offers doctors, researchers and staff the highest quality continuing education programs and diagnostic radiology residency program. Continually introducing and developing new imaging and therapeutic technologies, our experienced physicians and staff make exemplary patient care their number one priority.

Innovative Imaging Research

Houston Methodist’s radiologists are determined to unlock the mysteries of the human body and innovative research integrated with clinical expertise is the key. We strive to apply the knowledge gained through our revolutionary studies to offer our patients the most effective treatments possible. Our researchers work tirelessly to uncover ground breaking solutions for the early detection and treatment of cancers, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular disease and many other ailments.