Built on providing the best in outpatient radiology
Advanced Radiology of Columbia opened in June of 2003, the vision of three local radiologists, Dr. Alan Hillard, Dr. Neal Meyer and Dr. Jamey Wright. Members of their group, Columbia Radiology, Ltd had provided première diagnostic service to local physicians for over 30 years. The goal of these three radiologists was to provide an outpatient diagnostic facility that was more than high tech machinery. They knew the information physicians need from diagnostic procedures to treat their patients effectively and efficiently should be provided immediately. It was their dedication to patient care that formed the goal of turning around reports for physicians the same day an exam was performed.
Achieving this goal, plus staffing the facility with friendly and superbly trained staff guaranteed success. Intelligent, knowledgeable staff schedule patients effortlessly and check them in with ease. Patients relax, sit by the fireplace and enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee before their exam is performed by highly experienced technologists.
It is this gentle-yet-thorough approach that allowed Advanced Radiology to expand their business from basic diagnostic exams in MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-ray and Fluoroscopy to the addition of outpatient image guided procedures. The depth of expertise within the group includes neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, general as well as cross-sectional and interventional radiology. Special interests encompass a number of interventional procedures including vertebroplasty, myelography, neuroforminal injections, sonohysterograms, CT biopsies, RF Ablation and RF VNUS Closure of Varicose Veins. With the introduction of our 128 slice CT scanner, the most advanced CT technology in the US, Advanced Radiology expanded their diagnostics to include Cardiac CTA/Calcium Score and the expertise of two level II Cardiac Radiologists.
Recent expansion includes the opening of Advanced Radiology of Jefferson City and Advanced Radiology Open MRI at the Lake. We employ board-certified radiologists exclusively.
- Partner Greg Szarnecki, MD is fellowship trained in neuroradiology offering detailed, comprehensive interpretation of brain, spine, spinal cord, head and neck imaging, plus vascular malformations of head and neck.
- Mark Monroe, MD specializes in vascular, nuclear cardiology and interventional procedures including RF Ablation, Epidural Steroid Injections, Occipital Nerve Blocks, Neuroformaminal Injections and Vertebroplasty.
- aLance Faler, MD Fellowship trained in Musculoskeletal Radiology provided a level of expertise orthopedic surgeons frequently request. Musculoskeletal Radiology provides image interpretation, consultation and interventional services, with particular focus on injuries and diseases of the bones and joints. Imaging modalities include X-ray, MRI, CT and ultrasound. Advanced Radiology’s state-of-the-art equipment lets us do the highest quality imaging of the musculoskeletal system.
- The addition of these four highly trained radiologists from top academic institutions along with the experience of Dr. Hillard, Meyer and Wright provided a depth of service not seen in most radiology practices.