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Siker Imaging Welcomes new Expert Women’s Imaging Specialist!

Siker Medical Imaging and Intervention is thrilled to welcome Dr. Valerie Hunter, MD to the Siker Imaging & Intervention team! Valerie Hunter, MD, has been a Women’s Imaging professional for 26 years, bringing a personal hands-on approach to patient care. Dr. Hunter joined the Siker Imaging and Intervention team in March, 2015, bringing her skills in breast diagnosis and biopsy, OB/GYN ultrasound, infertility imaging, pelvic floor imaging, and thyroid ultrasound and aspiration. She is passionate about patient care and women’s imaging issues. Training Cross Sectional Imaging Fellowship at UC Irvine medical Center Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Texas Health Center Education University of Texas Medical Branch Board Certification American College of Radiology Valerie Hunter, MD, has been a Women’s Imaging professional for 26 years, bringing a personal hands-on approach to patient care. After graduating from University of Texas...

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Our Neurointerventional Specialist

Dr. David A. Siker completed his radiology residency and neurointerventional fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and the National Institute of Health. He completed medical school at the University of Florida, and received his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. He specializes in neurointerventional therapies and 3T MRI. Dr. Siker was the first physician to bring neurointerventional therapies from the university setting to the community hospitals of Oregon and Southwest Washington in the late 1990’s. He is the director of neurointerventional services for Legacy Healthcare Systems, based at Emanuel Hospital. Dr. Siker performs many of the latest advances in neuro-intervention, including aneurysm flow diversion with Pipeline, aneurysm stent/coiling, AVM/Tumor embolization, intracranial and carotid stenting. As director of Neurointerventional services, he runs the acute neurointervention team for emergent treatment of problems such as ruptured aneurysms and acute ischemic strokes....

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Dynamic (Animated) 3T MRI

Portland’s Siker Medical offers 3T MRI imaging of the cervical spine in motion, which can be a useful tool in diagnosing non compressive instability of the spine due to whiplash or other impact trauma. Offices now open on Portland’s East and West Sides....

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The Siker Imaging Story

AS COMPETITION AMONG IMAGING CENTERS INTENSIFIES, providers seek technology that gives them an edge. David A. Siker, MD, managing partner of Siker Medical Imaging and Intervention, Portland, Ore, found just such an advantage in the form of 3T. “The best way to compete is to offer the best imaging studies possible, and that’s precisely what a 3T magnet delivers,” Siker says. It was the desire to produce studies of the highest quality that led Siker to acquire a Siemens Trio with Total imaging matrix (Tim), making Siker Medical Imaging and Intervention first in the United States among freestanding centers to install the 3T system for clinical (as opposed to research) applications. RECIPE FOR SUCCESS The center, set near Portland’s historic Pearl district, occupies a century-old, 372-m2, factory-style building that once housed a production bakery. “I did not like any...

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3T in Womens Imaging

Why is 3 Tesla MRI so important in Women’s Imaging? In women’s imaging, detail is of utmost importance.  When evaluating anatomy such as millimeter-sized breast lesions, or detecting uterine anomalies, utilizing the highest resolution possible makes a world of difference. Magnetic Field Strength is one of the key dynamics that contributes to production of higher quality images, thinner slice thickness and potentially earlier detection of pathology. Magnetic field strength is measured in “Tesla” units. A “Tesla” (1T) is equal to 20,000 times the pull of Earth’s magnetic field. Therefore, our 3T MRI scanner is 60,000 times stronger than the pull of Earth’s magnetic field. Relative to diagnostic imaging machines, the 3Tesla MRI scanner at Siker Medical Imaging has a magnetic field strength ten times more powerful than that of many Open Architecture MRI scanners in use today, in turn...

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Best Technology and Cost

The BEST Technology, Expert Interpretation and Cost, GUARANTEED! Since 2005 Siker Medical Imaging and Intervention has provided the best quality MRI imaging, expert subspecialty interpretation and unbeatable service at very competitive costs. All services at Siker Medical Imaging are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). We perform 3T MRI, CT Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy imaging and guided procedures. More information about each modality can be found in the technology section (hyperlink). Expert subspecialty trained interventional radiologists at Siker Medical also perform pain management procedures such as Facet and Epidural Steroid injections, compression fracture procedures (Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty) as well as a host of other neuro and non-neuro...

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