Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville offers patients convenient, on-site, service-oriented diagnostic tests, imaging, lab services and specialty services. Scheduling may be coordinated through your Primary Care Doctor or associate staff member. For the important medical tests you need, turn to Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville.
Mercy Imaging at Lutherville
Bone Density (DEXA scan) – Endocrinologists use the DEXA scan, which measures the amount of energy that passes through a specific bone, to evaluate bone strength and risk of osteoporosis.
CT scan – Computed tomography (CT scan or CAT scan) uses X-ray to make cross-sectional pictures of the body to look for abnormal signs of health, such as orthopedic injuries, heart disease or cancers.
Lung Cancer Screening – Radiologists utilize low-dose CT (computed tomography) to make cross-sectional pictures of the body to detect lung nodules and early-stage lung cancer in patients determined to be high risk.
MRI - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create computer images of internal body organs for the diagnosis and examination of a variety of conditions, including stroke, tumors and arthritis.
Same Day 3D Screening Mammograms (No Appointment Necessary) – 3D Mammography/tomosynthesis is now the gold standard of mammography, providing advantages of increased breast cancer detection rates and decreased recall rates.
3D Mammography is provided for all mammograms at Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - including screening and diagnostic tests. 3D Screening mammograms are used to screen women for early signs of breast cancer and are offered to patients with no additional copay. 3D Diagnostic mammograms are used to diagnose patients who may have a noticeable lump or sign. A woman should consult her breast cancer doctors to determine how often to have a mammogram.
Ultrasound – Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to make computer images of internal body organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. It may also be used during pregnancy to view the fetus.
Vascular Laboratory – Our nationally accredited Vascular Laboratory provides advanced vascular ultrasound testing for a wide range of vascular disorders including abdominal aortic aneursym, carotid artery disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and circulatory problems related to diabetes.
X-ray – During an X-ray, different types of body tissue absorb varying amounts of radiation, creating black and white images doctors use to examine conditions such as cancer, bone fractures, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Echocardiogram - An echocardiogram (ECHO), which uses sound waves to create detailed images of the heart, is used by cardiologists to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias or valvular heart disease.
Electrocardiogram - An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which measures the electrical activity of the heart muscles, is used by cardiologists to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attack and coronary heart disease.
Stress Testing – Cardiologists use stress testing, which measures blood flow to the heart, to diagnose and examine conditions including heart attack, arrhythmias and coronary artery disease.
Blood Draw – Doctors examine blood samples collected during a blood draw to diagnose conditions, plan treatments and monitor health. Similar tests include the collection of urine or body tissue.
Pulmonary Function Laboratory – The lung specialists at Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville utilize a number of tests within the Pulmonary Function Laboratory to diagnose and manage a variety of lung disorders, such as asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Chemotherapy (Infusion Therapy) – Chemotherapy, which works to stop or slow down the growth of cancerous cells, is used by medical oncologists at Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville in creating individualized treatment plans for patients with a variety of cancers.
GI Infusion Therapy – GI Infusion Therapy is used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder.
Diabetes Education – A certified diabetes educator leads free monthly classes to help patients learn about food choices and ways to control their diabetes.