AboutDr. John Johnston, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chattanooga, TN, with another office in Chattanooga, TN. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Johnston is affiliated with Parkridge East Hospital, Womens East Pavilion and Erlanger Medical Ctr. He speaks English.
Dr. John Johnston has the following 3 specialties
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
- Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists, also known as vascular radiologists, use minimally-invasive imaging techniques to diagnose conditions in your organs and blood vessels. For example, if you need an angiography (an x-ray of the arteries) to diagnose a blockage in your blood vessels, your doctor will refer you to an interventional radiologist. They can, if needed, perform an angioplasty to open up the blocked passage.
They’re also trained to perform needle biopsies, insert stents, treat varicose veins and obstructions of the urinary tract (possibly due to kidney stones) and can help with dangerous postpartum bleeding. They treat various types of fibroids and embolization, which is a clot, air bubble or other blockage in the bloodstream. While the types of imaging procedures they perform are more invasive than x-rays done to identify broken bones, pain levels and recovery time are usually minimal.
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- CT Scan
- PET Scan
- Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
Dr. Johnston is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Parkridge East Hospital
941 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Womens East Pavilion
Erlanger Medical Ctr
Parkridge Medical Center
2333 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital
128 Wheelertown Ave
Pikeville, TN 37367
Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital
Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
34 Years Experience
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
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