Our full-service imaging center’s services include a wide array of procedures, from X-rays and mammograms, from MRIs to ultrasound.
We’re equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that are updated on a continuous basis. With highly efficient care, results are given to your medical team sooner so your treatment can be as timely as possible.
Physician referral is required for all inpatient and outpatient services except mammography.
Multislice CT scanning combines the diagnostic capabilities of x-ray with modern computer technology to create detailed images of body structures that are too small for x-ray or are located in an area that cannot be imaged by conventional x-ray.
It is non-invasive and can provide accurate diagnostic information without the risks and discomfort associated with exploratory surgery. CT scanning is used extensively in evaluating the head and brain, as well as the chest, abdomen, pelvis and bone structure.
The use of multislice CT scanning allows for faster, clearer imaging of the patient’s body and now includes imaging of the heart, blood vessels along with virtual colonoscopy for detecting diseases of the colon. Because of the scanner’s speed it is a primary tool for evaluating trauma patients.
Ultrasound finds high frequency sound waves to create valuable diagnostic images that can be displayed on a screen or recorded on film. Because it uses no radiation, it is an important diagnostic tool used during pregnancy and at other times when even minimal radiation exposure is not advisable. It is commonly used to determine the position, size and age of a fetus and to monitor heartbeat and movement of an unborn baby. Ultrasound is also important in diagnostic studies of the thyroid, heart, liver, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, uterus and ovaries.
MRI can provide detailed diagnostic images not available with other diagnostic techniques. MRI is a safer way to “see inside the body” in ways never before possible without exploratory surgery. Because it is non-invasive and uses radio waves instead of radiation, it is among the safest diagnostic procedures available in medicine. The MRI produces images of superior quality that enables physicians to evaluate brain tumors and identify problems of the spinal column, abdomen and other internal organs or tissue masses. Unlike conventional x-ray procedures, MRI can image parts of the body previously hidden from view by bone. MRI can also be used to diagnose diseases that may affect bone marrow.
The Siemens Healthineers Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system is a universal diagnostic imaging system that allows a wide range of exams that would generally take place in different rooms via a single machine and space. This means staff can perform exams pertaining to everything from emergency medicine and interventional pain management and orthopedics, and from conventional 2D radiography to fluoroscopy exams and angiography applications.
The Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray system is the first in the world that can capture 3D images under the patient’s natural weight-bearing condition – whether the patient is seated, lying down, or standing. This is important because the knees, pelvis and spinal column appear differently when a patient is lying down versus when the patient’s body weight is applied.
The new MRI equipment consists of a shorter, more open feeling tube-like magnet that sets up a magnetic field around the patient. During the MRI test, state-of-the-art computers process millions of bits of information to create an image on a screen and on film for further study and evaluation.
The Siemens MAMMOMAT Revelation, is our latest investment in technology, bringing more streamlined mammography services to our community.
- Wide-angle tomosynthesis- 41.5% higher cancer detection rate for invasive cancer with 1-view tomo only.
- 3.5 times higher depth resolution compared with narrow-angled systems.
- Low-dose examinations with up to 30% less dose in 2D with PRIME.
- Upright HD stereotactic biopsy.
- Specimen scanner on unit to verify calcifications.
- Insight Breast Density: offers 100% objective, classification of patient breast density.
- OpComp function: optimal compression for each patient is adjusted automatically.
- SoftComp Paddles have soft edges and a breast-optimized shape that allow for easy positioning and offer high comfort.
- Spa-like feel with wall panels that display soothing pictures combined with lighting and relaxing ambient sounds.
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) equipment represents the state-of-the-art in nuclear medicine capabilities. The three-dimensional image of internal organs provided by SPECT greatly improves the chances for diagnosing a wide range of medical conditions. Nuclear medicine procedures require the injection of a small amount of radioactive material that is directed to a specific part of the body. Nuclear medicine is commonly used to evaluate the condition of the thyroid, liver, lung, kidneys, heart and bones.
Low dose CT (LDCT) screenings for patients at-risk of getting lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), LDCT screenings have been shown to have a higher rate of detection early on, than traditional chest x-rays.
ACS recommends patients who meet all of the following criteria may be candidates for lung cancer screening:
- 55 to 74 years old
- in fairly good health
- have at least a 30 pack per year smoking history
- are still smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
If you feel you meet these criteria and would benefit from the screening, talk to your physician about receiving a referral.