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Imaging Services and Radiology

Radiology tests for diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images. Some images are obtained by using x-rays or radioactive substances and other images are obtained by means of sound waves or the body’s natural magnetism. Imaging equipment within our Radiology Department includes nuclear medicine, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, and a mobile PET/CT.

IMAGING SERVICES:

Imaging Services diagnoses diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images. Some images are obtained by using x-rays or radioactive substances, others by means of sound waves or the body’s natural magnetism. A radiologist correlates medical image findings with other examinations and tests, recommends further examinations or treatments, and confers with referring physicians. The department is under the direction of a Radiologist.

MOBILE PET/CT:

PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computed Tomography) scans are both standard imaging tools that physicians use to pinpoint disease states in the body. A PET scan demonstrates the biological function of the body before anatomical changes take place, while the CT scan provides information about the body’s anatomy such as size, shape and location. By combining these two scanning technologies, a PET/CT scan enables physicians to more accurately diagnose and identify cancer, heart disease and brain disorders.

64-SLICE CT:

The 64-slice CT offers greater diagnostic capabilities to help avoid more invasive procedures and scans any region of the body for an injury in just seconds. This allows physicians to quickly identify injuries to internal organs and make confident diagnosis.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE:

A part of molecular imaging, it produces images that reflect biological processes that take place at the cellular and subcellular level.

ULTRASONOGRAPHY:

Body tissues are examined and traced by beaming high frequency sound waves on an area of interest in the body.

COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY:

CT scanning uses x-ray beams and computer technology to produce a cross-section view of the body.

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY:

Although comparable to conventional film mammograms, digital testing has proven benefits in breast cancer screening for women. The benefits include:

  • Detailed Images of Breast Tissue
  • Uses a Safe, Low Dose of Radiation
  • Effective Tool in Breast Cancer Screening
  • Requires Breast Compression to Retrieve X-ray Image
  • Faster Image Acquisition
  • Shorter Exam Time
  • Allows Physician to Alter Image Clarity and Magnification
  • Improves Contrast Between Dense and Non-dense Tissue
  • Decreased Need for Repeat Mammograms

Bucyrus and Galion Hospitals perform mammograms.  – both diagnostic and yearly screenings for lumps, drainage, breast pain, and follow ups to abnormal mammograms. We provide local quality care from ACR accredited and MQSA compliant technologist and licensed radiologists.