Bringing You the Latest Medical Technology

Adventist Health Sonora is proud to care for this community and continually invests to improve care, expand services and bring the latest in medical technology.

After many years of planning, financial support from Adventist Health and generous donations from the community, construction of the Health Pavilion and Diana J. White Cancer Institute is nearly complete. In addition to oncology services, the brand new 64,000 square foot Health Pavilion will house many outpatient services including diagnostic imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and medical offices along with some of the most advanced medical technology available including:

Linear AcceleratorElekta Infinity Agility Plus Linear Accelerator
The Elekta Infinity is a comprehensive image-guided radiation therapy system that allows our radiation oncology team to precisely target cancerous cells while sparing healthy tissue. Our team can perform precise therapy to cancerous lesions throughout the entire body using stereotactic radiosurgery (SRT).
Learn more about how a linear accelerator works.
Learn more about the Elekta Infinity.
Learn more about our Cancer Center.

Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) is an imaging tool used to assist physicians in staging and re-staging cancer patients. PET/CT helps determine the best course of treatment after a patient has been diagnosed with cancer and is also used after chemotherapy or radiation to see if the cancer has responded to treatment.
Learn more about our Diagnostic Imaging Services.

Mammomat3D Mammography
Adventist Health Sonora will soon offer digital tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, with the purchase of two Siemens Mammomat Inspiration mammography machines to be installed in the Health Pavilion. The Mammomat Inspiration assembles 3D images that allow doctors to see breast tissue in fine detail, clearly seeing through tissue that may be overlapping or through the tissue of women with dense breasts. 3D mammography takes aim at improving breast cancer detection and reducing false-positive findings by helping rule out abnormalities that may have looked suspicious in a 2D mammogram.
Learn more about digital tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
Learn more about our Breast Health Services.

Other examples of the advanced technology used to care for patients at Adventist Health Sonora

The orthopedic surgeons at Adventist Health Sonora offer MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. MAKOplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery and is performed using RIO®, a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. While total joint replacement remains the gold standard for patients with advanced arthritis affecting the entire knee joint, MAKOplasty®, provides a new option for patients with less joint damage.
Learn more about our Center for Joint Replacement.

Cardiac MonitorMedtronic Reveal Linq
Adventist Health Sonora was one of the first four hospitals in California to offer the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System. This cutting-edge cardiac technology provides long-term heart rhythm monitoring. The Reveal LINQ ICM is approximately one-third the size of a AAA battery and is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years.
Learn more about our Heart and Vascular Services.

ICDImplantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Adventist Health Sonora offers Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures in its cardiac catheterization lab for patients with life-threatening irregular heartbeats or heart failure. ICDs are small, stopwatch-sized devices, implanted under the skin and programmed to deliver electrical shocks or painless pacing therapy to stop ventricular fibrillation – a lethal condition in which the heart quivers chaotically and pumps little or no blood. CRT-Ds are implanted similarly to ICDs or pacemakers and provide treatment to improve the pumping efficiency of the heart, giving patients with congestive heart failure improved quality of life, reduced hospitalizations and reduced mortality.
Learn more about our Heart and Vascular Services.