Our Radiology Department offers a wide range of services. The department is open 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. After hours, there is always a technologist on call to help with the care of our patients in the evenings, early hours and weekends. The Radiology Department offers the following modalities to serve our patients:
CT ( Computed Tomography) Scanner – A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do. A CT scan has many uses, but it is particularly well-suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.
Bone Density (Osteoporosis Screening) – Utilizing specialized software during this exam we select specific areas in the lumbar spine and in the hips to determine the densities in these areas. This will help diagnose osteoporosis or osteopenia in the bones, and help determine if treatment is needed.
Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – MRI is a non-invasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. It produces high-resolution images of the inside of the body that help diagnose a variety of problems. This service is available most Fridays. The mobile MRI van arrives and is setup on Thursday evening. On Friday morning it is ready for a day of patient exams.
Ultrasound – This service is available on most Wednesdays. These exams cover the organs in the abdomen, and are also used with blood vessels – both arterial and venous. Ultrasound is also used to examine the pelvic area and the uterus in female patients.
General Radiology (X-ray exams) – These are the bulk of our exams. Nearly every part of the anatomy can be examined using this modality. We have two general X-ray exam rooms for your convenience.
Echocardiogram – An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This common test allows your doctor to see your heart beating and pumping blood. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease.