X-Ray and Digital Imaging Center
The Life West Imaging Center is responsible for taking and interpreting digital x-rays for patients of the Health Center. The imaging team is comprised of chiropractic radiologists (DACBR or Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology) who read, interpret and report on x-rays taken; chiropractors who help interns take x-rays and manage the department; and MSDI residents (chiropractors pursuing a Master’s Degree in Diagnostic Imaging) who teach, consult with and advise interns with regard to diagnostic imaging.
In addition to taking x-rays, the Imaging Center interprets x-rays brought in by patients, as well as offers x-ray production and interpretation to field DCs, or chiropractors practicing outside of the Health Center.
Fun fact: digital imaging is one of the most exciting developments in the use of ionizing radiation for health care related purposes in the last 30 years, and Life West pioneered this technology in chiropractic education.
FOR FIELD DOCTORS
To set up an account for Life West to take and/or interpret your x-rays, including Digital Motion X-Rays (DMX), please complete this application: Field DC Imaging Account: Application
Once you have an account, fax the X-Ray Request Form or the Field DC DMX Appointment Request Form to the Imaging Department, and someone from the team will contact you to schedule the patient’s x-rays. X-rays taken here always include a DACBR report of the images.
To submit films for DACBR review, download the DACBR Report Request Form. You may use this Mailing Label to LCCW-Imaging Center; please write “ATTN: Direct to Imaging Department” on the outside of the envelope.
For your information, here is the X-Ray Price List. You may also schedule X-rays or DMX studies, or get more information, by contacting the Imaging Department at (510) 780-4559.
MRIs, including Scoliosis MRI can be scheduled through our on-campus affiliate, East Bay Upright MRI at (877) 701-7226. To learn more, visit the East Bay Upright MRI website.
All forms and links:
Field DC Imaging Account: Application
X-Ray Request Form
Field DC DMX Appointment Request Form
DACBR Report Request Form
Mailing Label to LCCW-Imaging Center
X-Ray Price List
East Bay Upright MRI website