Imaging Services

Patient-friendly, high-quality care

One of the first steps in treating any condition is an accurate diagnosis. In many cases, the starting point for physicians to make that diagnosis is to have clear, accurate images of the body. That’s the reason high tech equipment matters — things like MRIs and CT scans provide your doctor an incredibly detailed picture of what’s going on inside your body, which helps us help you get better.

At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, we have fully-equipped digital imaging in the hospital, a Center for Breast Care (CBC) and an affiliated outpatient imaging center, Newhope Imaging, where you can get all the screening and diagnostic imaging you need, all on one campus.

Our diagnostic imaging services include:

  • General radiology including modified barium swallows, and VCUG for pediatric patients
  • Bone Densitometry
  • CT Scans including general and biopsies of lung and renal
  • Interventional Radiology including stroke intervention, embolization, angiograms and pain management
  • MRI including pediatric and adult sedation cases
  • Nuclear Medicine, including cardiac stress testing
  • Port placements, PICC line placements
  • Screening and Diagnostic Mammography at Newhope Imaging

Find a Location

Newhope Imaging Center

Our affiliated, freestanding, outpatient imaging center, including screening and diagnostic mammography. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.

11190 Warner Avenue, Suite 110
Fountain Valley, California 92708
General Inquiries and Scheduling: (714) 431-0303
Fax: (714) 431-0393

Directions/Parking: Newhope Imaging is located in the center of the hospital campus in a beige and brown brick building. If entering off Warner onto Mount Hope, Newhope Imaging is in the second building on the right. If entering off Euclid onto Hospital Campus Drive, proceed towards the center of the campus and Newhope Imaging is located on the left.

Center for Breast Care

Specialized for stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound biopsy and needle localization. by appointment only. For information or to schedule a procedure, please call Centralized Scheduling at (714) 966-8118. The Center is in the same building as Newhope Imaging.

11190 Warner Avenue, Suite 106
Fountain Valley, California 92708
Scheduling: (714) 966-8118
General Inquiries: (714) 966-5001
Fax: (714) 966-5021

Additional Service Locations

MRI services are provided in the main hospital, at 17100 Euclid Street at Warner and outpatient CT services are provided in the East Tower at 11250 Warner Avenue on the main floor. For information or to schedule a diagnostic test, please call Centralized Scheduling at (714) 966-8118. Centralized Scheduling is available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Kidney Disease Risks, Symptoms and Prevention

Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs about the size of a closed fist and located on either side of the spine near the middle of the back, just below the ribcage. Kidneys are like the body’s treatment plant, processing about 200 quarts of fluid each day and removing approximately 2 quarts of waste products and extra water that become urine. Keeping your kidneys healthy is very important to overall health. If your kidneys do not function properly, waste can build up in the blood and eventually damage the body.

Facts About Kidneys

  • Of the 200 quarts of fluid your kidneys filter each day, about 198 quarts are recovered and 2 quarts exit as urine.
  • Your bladder stores urine for anywhere from one to eight hours.
  • One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease.
  • Two simple tests can detect kidney disease – a urine test or a blood test.

Risks of Kidney Disease

It’s possible to lose kidney function so slowly that you don’t notice until it’s too late to reverse disease. That’s why it’s important to know if you are at risk.

  • You may be at risk for kidney disease if you are over age 60 or if you are obese, have have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or a first degree relative with kidney failure.
  • Certain races have higher risk factors for kidney disease: African-American/Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native.

Symptoms of Kidney Disease

  • Frequent urination, especially at night, and blood in the urine or foamy urine are symptoms to make you aware.
  • Puffiness around the eyes or swelling of hands and feet can indicate protein in the urine or sodium retention.
  • Excessive tiredness or difficulty sleeping may indicate that kidneys aren’t filtering properly and toxins remain in the blood.
  • Dry, itchy skin may indicate an imbalance of minerals and nutrients in the blood.
  • Muscle cramps can occur due to electrolyte imbalances caused by impaired kidney function.

Prevent Kidney Disease

You can protect your kidneys by not smoking, drinking only moderate amounts of alcohol, losing weight if you’re overweight, eating a healthy, low salt diet and exercising.

Why Manage Kidney Disease

Over time, kidney disease can get worse and lead to kidney failure:

  • It can also cause heart and blood vessel disease and other health problems.
  • Having too much potassium compared to normal range is a serious problem for people with chronic kidney disease and is also linked to congestive heart failure.

While chronic kidney disease cannot be cured, the progression of the disease can be slowed and managed so people with the condition can make their kidneys last longer. They should see their doctor regularly, control high blood pressure and diabetes, and take medications as prescribed. For more information about keeping your kidneys healthy, talk with your doctor.

Source:
National Kidney Foundation