Several new technological advances greatly enhance our patient care. Our Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) technology allows us 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 online from their offices.
In addition to two x-ray/fluoroscopy rooms, the Radiology Department offers these services:
Bone Density Scans
Over 54 million people suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is responsible for over 2 million broken bones each year. We are certified for the DEXA Scan, a new outpatient diagnostic test used to determine bone density. A bone mineral density test is the only way to determine the extent of a patient’s bone loss.
Recommended for the following individuals:
- Women over the age of 65
- Post-menopausal women not taking estrogen
- Anyone with a personal or maternal history of hip fractures or smoking
- Those who use medications associated with bone loss
- Anyone who has experienced a fracture after only mild trauma
- Individuals who have X-ray evidence of vertebral fractures or other signs of osteoporosis
DEXA Scans must be ordered by a physician or healthcare provider and scheduled through the CMH radiology department.
Corry Memorial Hospital has a State-of-the-Art, 64-slice, CT scanner.
Physicians order various diagnostic X-rays such as chest X-rays for diagnosing bronchitis or pneumonia, or bone X-rays for the purpose of ruling out fractures, etc.
M.R.I. (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING)
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 is a branch of radiology that is safe, painless and cost-effective. It offers a way to gather medical information that would otherwise be unavailable, require surgery or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests.
Nuclear medicine imaging uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. The radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special types of cameras that work with computers to provide very precise pictures targeting specific areas of the body that physicians wish to examine. The amount of radiation in a typical nuclear medicine procedure is comparable with that received during a diagnostic X-ray.
Nuclear medicine procedures are used in many medical specialties, from pediatrics to cardiology to orthopedics. New and innovative nuclear medicine procedures that target and pinpoint molecular levels within the body are revolutionizing treatments for a range of diseases and conditions.
Mammograms are a woman’s best defense in detecting breast cancer early. We offer breast density and the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam – the only mammogram proven to be more accurate for women of all ages and breast densities compared to conventional 2D mammograms. This 3D mammogram also offers greater comfort with the SmartCurve™breast stabilization system.
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 who are experiencing difficulty in swallowing can now be adequately positioned for a barium swallow study. Patients who 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.