The CMH Radiology Department has several new technological advances that greatly enhance patient care. Our Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) technology allows CMH to transmit images digitally anywhere in the world. We are able to create your images on CD-ROM and ordering doctors can access your images and results on line from their offices. In addition to two x-ray/fluoroscopy rooms, the Radiology Department offers these services:
Corry Memorial Hospital has a State-of-the-Art, 64-slice, CT scanner.
Corry Memorial Hospital has one of the finest mammography suites in the area. The recently-acquired Lo-rad mammography unit meets and exceeds all of the American College of Radiology and U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards.
M.R.I. (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
This capability is available at Corry Memorial Hospital. An MRI enables physicians to produce images of the internal human body with amazing clarity.
MRI exams are non-invasive procedures that offer advantages over diagnostic alternatives. The scanner uses radio waves instead of ionizing radiation to produce the detailed images, and, in most cases, does not require injecting any chemical tracers into the body. The exam often takes less than one hour.
Nuclear Medicine SPECT Imaging (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is also offered at CMH. This test is aimed at evaluating the function and the physiology of organs.
Unlike CT Scans or MRI, which image the anatomy, or physical appearance, of an organ, Nuclear Medicine SPECT imaging evaluates the performance of an organ. The availability of these state-of-the-art technologies greatly extend the range of high-quality diagnostic services offered at CMH.
Through the use of nuclear medicine, CMH can now offer Miraluma breast imaging. This diagnostic test is used when physicians feel there are breast characteristics that may make interpretation of a regular mammogram difficult. Miraluma imaging has the ability to see within the breast regardless of breast tissue density.
This test is best known for its obstetric applications; however, ultrasound also gives the medical staff a powerful imaging tool using sound waves to diagnose other medical conditions.
Video Fluoroscopic Barium Swallow Studies
With the purchase of a specific type of video fluoroscopic chair, patients that are experiencing difficulty in swallowing can now be adequately positioned for a barium swallow study.
Patients that may be referred for this procedure are those suspected of having a variety of medical conditions that may cause dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing. Some of these medical conditions may be stroke, head injury, neurological disease, head or neck cancer, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Physicians order various diagnostic x-rays. Examples would be… chest x-rays for diagnosing bronchitis or pneumonia, or bone x-rays for the purpose of ruling out fractures, etc.