ABOUT IMAGING SERVICES

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 diagnose diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images. 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.

To schedule an appointment, please call 419-462-3310.

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 a 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
  • A safe, low dose of radiation
  • Effective breast cancer screenings
  • Faster image acquisition
  • Shorter exam time
  • Allows physicians 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.

3D MAMMOGRAPHY

How does 3D mammography work?

The Genius™ exam allows Radiologists to exam your breast tissue layer by layer. So instead of viewing the breast tissue in a flat image, as with a 2D mammogram, fine details are revealed above the tissue and below. A 3D mammogram can be viewed similar to pages in a book. When you open the book, you can leaf through the entire book, page by page, seeing between the covers. With 3D mammography, the physician can scan through the breast tissue, layer by layer.

What are the benefits of a 3D mammogram?

The 3D exam provides better, earlier breast cancer detection, compared to 2D alone. Greater accuracy means greater breast cancer detection, and a reduced chance of additional imaging. This benefit, alone, spares patients the emotional, pragmatic, and economic burdens of additional diagnostic evaluations, including biopsies. The speed of acquiring the image is beneficial as well. The minimized exam, means less discomfort and reduces the chances for motion artifact. This increased comfort can help reduce unpleasantness during the exam.

Why should I get a 3D mammography?

Avita’s 3D mammography technology gives patients a more accurate exam. Radiologists are able to more accurately screen, triage to biopsy, or dismiss a potential false positive for women of different ages and breast densities.

With this new technology, fine details are more visible and not hidden by the tissue above or below. Early detection is important. When breast cancer is found early, the five year survival rate is greatly improved.

To schedule your 3D mammogram, please call 419-462-3310.