Radiology is the specialty of direct medical imaging of certain areas of the body for diagnosis and treatment. Radiology imaging capabilities include: CT, Ultrasound, X-ray, Dexa Scans Mobile MRI, Mobile Mammogram.
Siemens 64-slice CT scanner
Our Radiology Department performs services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer a high level of patient care to all person.
Community Memorial Hospital is dedicated to bringing convenient, quality health care services to the community. As part of its commitment, Community Memorial Hospital has installed a new CT system in the radiology department. The new Siemens SOMATOM Perspective 64-slice ST has replaced the existing 4-slice machine.
CT systems combine special X-Ray technology with sophisticated computers to produce highly detailed images of organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT exams are regularly used by physicians to diagnose conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The new CT system is fast, comfortable and convenient. The new system also makes CT exams safer for patients by reducing radiation exposure.
In addition to improved patient comfort and safety, the new CT system at Community Memorial Hospital improves patient access and reduces travel time so area residents don’t have to go far for high-quality imaging services.
Ultrasounds are an imaging mode that utilizes high frequency sound waves, higher than the upper limits of human hearing. Ultrasound-based diagnostic medical imaging is used to visualize, muscles tendons, and many internal organs, their size, structure and any pathological lesions. Ultra sound is also used to study the vessels, both artery and vein, to evaluate flow or lack thereof.
Ultrasound is generally regarded as a safe study as it does not use ionizing radiation as in x-ray, Nuclear Medicine or CT.
Bone mineral density testing is used to evaluate and diagnose osteoporosis. This study can measure changes in bone density as well as provide an accurate picture of the risk of future fractures.
MRI uses a very strong magnetic field to produce images of a patient's anatomy. This is accomplished by changing the alignment of the hydrogen atoms in a person's body. The magnetic field changes their alignmnent and as the strength of the magnetic field is lessened and the atom returns to its normal alignment, energy is released by the atom. The energy is measured and sent to a computer where an image is created. However this process takes a considerable amount of time and that is why an MRI takes so long. An advantage to MRI is that because it does not use radiation there is no harmful effects to the patient.
Mammograms play a central role in early detection because they can detect changes in the breast that may be early signs of cancer but are too small or subtle to be felt. Digital mammography has greatly enhanced the ability to detect breast cancers at earlier stages. It's an ally in the fight against breast cancer.
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CMH Radiology Department