Advanced imaging technology makes it possible to see inside the human body more clearly than ever before. Diagnostic Imaging equipment enables doctors to diagnose and treat disease faster and with greater accuracy. Along with the confidence that comes from knowing that your medical team is equipped with the diagnostic tools to provide better care for you, our investment in technology means you’ll benefit from quicker, more comfortable procedures.
Faster, Better Communication
Because we use a fully digital imaging system, our physicians have immediate access to the results of your diagnostic procedure - and can view them on a computer scree, using secure Internet access, from their office or the hospital. Our electronic archiving also makes your entire hospital record available to authorized staff at the click of a computer button. If you come back to the hospital with an emergency, your information is instantly available to your doctor and nurses for faster care.
Preparing for your Imaging Procedure
If you have a scheduled appointment, please discuss the procedure and any special instructions with your doctor before you arrive. If a test is ordered while you are a patient at the hospital, your physician, nurse or technician can explain the procedure and answer any questions you have. These general guidelines will help you prepare for and stay comfortable during your procedure:
Wear loose-fitting clothes. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown.
Don’t wear items containing metal. In some cases, you will be asked to remove jewelry, watches, hairpins, eyeglasses or dentures.
Some tests require you to go without eating or drinking for a specified period before your procedure. Be sure to ask your doctor about this at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Tell your technologist if there is a chance you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
Tell your technologist if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine.
Some procedures require you to remain still for a period of time. Your technologist will explain what you need to do for a successful procedure.
16-slice CT Scanner
Computer Tomography (CT) scans create images of internal organs, tissues and bones. In just seconds, this advanced technology can make a complete scan of your entire body — or produce detailed views of a targeted area, such as the brain or heart. Physicians can view the individual images (called “slices”) for specific detail. Or they can assemble the images to create a three-dimensional view of an organ. The result often is a faster, more precise diagnosis.
X-rays are the most traditional form of diagnostic imaging. Even with the advent of many newer and highly advanced technologies, X-rays remain an important part of our Imaging Department and are commonly used to view broken bones and other medical conditions.