Radiology

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Committed to rendering high-quality, compassionate care, the OCH Radiology staff is there to hold your hand, calm your fears and provide the assurance that everything is being done to get to the root of your problem. 

The knowledge and expertise of our board-certified radiologists coupled with our advanced technology make OCH the clear choice for all your radiological needs.  From routine x-ray and ultrasound to our 64-slice CT scanner, state-of-the-art Vantage Titan MRI system and nuclear medicine services, we provide the latest and most comprehensive services.

Vantage Titan MRI

With the largest opening of any MRI system in its class, the OCH Radiology Department’s Vantage Titan MRI system offers a new level of comfort.  A wider opening means more room between you and the machine.  The Titan system uses the most advanced technology available to generate images that are unsurpassed in resolution and detail, leading to the most accurate diagnosis.  And, thanks to this advanced technology, exams can be performed more quickly and quietly.

64-Slice CT Scanner

Our 64-slice CT scanner provides improved resolution and detail for all types of CT exams, as well as an innovative way for our physicians to diagnose cardiovascular disease.  In a single rotation, this scanner creates 64 high-resolution anatomical images which can be combined to form a 3D view of a patient’s anatomy for our physicians to analyze.  It can scan the whole body in less than 10 seconds, capture an image of any organ in one second, and, in just five heartbeats, can capture images of the entire heart and coronary arteries—without cardiac catheteritization.  The scanner provides our physicians access to clearer images more quickly, allowing them to make more informed diagnoses and to provide appropriate and timely treatment for things such as chest pain and stroke.

Nuclear Medicine

A wide range of planar and SPECT nuclear medicine studies are performed in the OCH Imaging Services Department by a board certified nuclear medicine technologist who is registered by The Nuclear Medicine Technology Board (NMTCB) and the The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).  These studies are interpreted by a board certified radiologist (ABR)
Nuclear medicine involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. This is how nuclear medicine differs from an x-ray, ultrasound or any other diagnostic test that determines the presence of disease based on structural appearance.

Digital Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS)

The radiology department’s digital picture archiving communication system (PACS) provides physicians immediate access to a patient’s images following an x-ray or scan, as well as to prior relative images and reports, enabling them to do their jobs more efficiently.  They system’s specialized diagnostic viewing stations allow our radiologists to read, annotate, measure and manipulate images, while referring and/or consulting physicians are able to review images simultaneously, even from remote locations.  In short, PACS provides seamless access to information, which streamlines workflow, reduces radiation exposure, and translates to a better overall experience for our patients.

Staff CredentialsIn addition to this advanced technolgy, our team of highly trained and experienced professionals is backed by all the resources of a full-service hospital. Our radiologic technicians have completed special training in their respective areas of clinical service, and, along with our board-certified radiologists, boast the knowledge and expertise required to get the results you need.  They are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and, collaboratively, perform almost 45,000 procedures each year.

Please note that all breast-related imaging services are provided through our free-standing Center for Breast Health, which is located directly across the street from the Medical Center’s main campus.

For more information about the OCH Radiology Department, contact Glynn Stone at (662)615-3082.

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