Detection, Innovation, Education
MIMC offers tailored, patient-friendly, non-invasive diagnostics at two locations
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | April 21st, 2007

Since the Fall of 2000, the Millennium Imaging Medical Centers have been relentless in its efforts to, quite literally, live up to its name by utilizing the most scientifically advanced, state-of-the-art technology that 21st century medicine has to offer while doing absolutely everything in its power to keep patients in picture-perfect health.

With two convenient locations in Montclair and Rancho Cucamonga, the centers deliver a vast array of imaging services which include MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), CT scans (computed tomography), ultrasounds and bone density screenings, in a thorough yet efficient manner.

Staffed by over a dozen competent, highly-trained individuals who adhere to the utmost standards of professionalism while demonstrating an extraordinary responsiveness to patient needs, the MIMC has not lost sight of its primary goal.

“Our mission is to affordably provide an unsurpassed level of quality and service in the area of advanced imaging and consultation to patients and referring practitioners one person at a time,” said Dr. Camiar Ohadi, medical director.

“In keeping with this, we not only offer competitive rates as well as pre-exam
counseling and instruction on each procedure, we guarantee all results will be delivered to the referring physician the next day,” he added.

By taking full advantage of the newest equipment and associated protocols, the
centers’ staff can easily “tailor exams as needed to meet the particular needs of
patients and physicians in order to optimize the diagnostic utility of the test
itself,” Ohadi pointed out.

The Rancho Cucamonga facility’s latest acquisition is a striking case in point.

A technological first in the Inland Empire region, the 1.5T Open Style Short Bore MRI Scanner successfully combines both form and function by allowing doctors
to accommodate physically overweight and claustrophobic patients who normally experience a great deal of discomfort when using smaller, more enclosed traditional MRI systems without compromising the quality of the images produced.

Due, in no small part, to its strong commitment to promoting cardiovascular health and raising public awareness with regards to disease prevention, the MIMC continually stresses the importance of early detection through the use of medically innovative and often lifesaving exams such as the MR angiogram (MRA) or Coronary CT angiogram (CCTA).

While the MRA relies on magnetic fields and radio waves to develop a
detailed profile on the operating condition of blood vessels throughout the body
(especially in the lower extremities where plaque often occurs reducing blood supply to the legs and feet), the 64 slice CCTA is an extensively researched diagnostic procedure based on a revolutionary form of X-ray technology.

Also available exclusively at the MIMC’s Rancho Cucamonga office, the 64 slice
cardiac CT exam is a non-invasive technique for scanning the chest and coronary
arteries for any type of narrowing or blockage that can drastically increase the risk of heart attack and/or stroke.

“These cardiac screenings have significantly reduced the amount of time and
money invested in diagnosing patients who are experiencing chest pain,” Ohadi
said.

“It is a safe and accurate alternative that, with great certainty, can rule out the
need for a traditional catheter angiogram which costs anywhere from $3000 to
$6000,” he explained.

In addition to providing top-notch imaging services such as these, the MIMC proudly offers comprehensive radiological consultations to ensure the patient’s complete understanding of the examination process and subsequent results.

Striving to educate the community at large on the benefits of staying informed,
the Rancho Cucamonga facility will soon host regular Q&A sessions on cardiac
screenings to supplement its bimonthly seminars on the topic, with a much-anticipated annual Heart Symposium to be held this summer at the nearby Victoria Gardens shopping center.

According to Ohadi, a willingness to learn is the final, and arguably most crucial,
step in a patient’s journey towards improved health.

“Our region now has the technology necessary for us to live longer, healthier lives but the public must obtain this knowledge before they can benefit from it,” he added.

“At Millennium Imaging, our vision is of an integrated healthcare system that provides quality clinical services to the community and delivers medicine at its finest.”