Diagnostic Exams and Procedures

From standard radiology to advanced techniques, we provide you and your referring physician with the information needed for faster, more effective treatment and improved care.
We are pleased to offer a range of diagnostic exams and procedures in the comfort and convenience of your community hospital.  These services include:

  • X-ray- Using a small dose of radiation, we provide a look into the body.  For exams not requiring a prep, no need for an appointment, you can walk in to have your exam done.
  • Fluoroscopy- Using real time imaging and some form of “contrast”, we can watch the function of your inner system.  Many times these type of exams need a prep and require them to be scheduled.
  • CT (Cat Scan)- Our GE scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology.  We are able to scan a total region of interest within seconds, while increasing image detail.
  • MRI- Our GE machines are accredited by the American College of Radiology.  Using magnetic energy and radio waves instead of x-rays, we create cross- sectional images or “slices” of the human body.  
  • Nuclear Medicine- Is performed by injection or ingestion of a small amount of a radioactive tracer.  Our cameras pick up the tracer when placed over the area of interest and an image is obtained for interpretation.
  • Ultrasound- Using a transducer, sound waves are used to visualize an area of interest.  There is no harm to these sound waves be transmitting into the body.
  • Digital Mammography- Our machine is accredited and is state inspected.  It is also called full-field mammography.  This system used electronics to convert the low-does radiation to digital images.  The radiologist view these images on a special high definition workstation.  Using Computer-aided Detection (CAD), the radiologist searches for abnormal areas of density.  The CAD is a second set of eyes.
  • Stereotactic Biopsy- Using low-dose x-rays and special equipment, some cells from a  suspicious breast tissue can be removed to be examine under a microscope.  It is a less invasive procedure than a surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring.
  • Bone Densitometry (DEXA) Using very low dose radiation, we can quickly and accurately measure the density of bone.  We can use the information to detect low bone density and the risk of fractures. Our medical director is internationally recognized as an expert in her field. 
  • Special Procedures (Interventional radiology) We have a dedicated suite and technologists available for procedures requiring invasive procedures utilizing sedation.  We have a registered nurse that will provide care throughout the entire procedure.  Many conditions which once required surgery can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure.  Our board-certified interventional radiologists provide years of experience in a vast number of procedures.