CCMH provides comprehensive diagnostic and minimally invasive radiology and imaging services that assist medical providers in the evaluation of disease. By utilizing state-of-the-art imaging devices, our medical providers can literally get a picture of what's happening inside the human body without making any incisions.
Inpatient and outpatient imaging techniques employed at CCMH include magnetic resonance imaging (核磁共振成像), 超声波, computed tomography (CT) and digital mammography. Radiology services include traditional x-ray capabilities and a special DEXA (骨 densitometry) scanner. All services within the Radiology Department are provided Monday through Friday and as needed during night and weekend emergencies. A physician's order is necessary to obtain all exams offered within the department – with the lone exception of mammography.
To learn more about the Radiology services offered at CCMH, please call 712-265-2651.
超声波 is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce images of the human body. These sound waves cannot be heard by the human ear. An 超声波 procedure is noninvasive, meaning the exam does not penetrate the skin. CCMH's department has 超声波 technicians trained to provide both general and vascular studies. Some common general studies include OB or prenatal exams, pelvic and abdominal studies and gall bladder exams. 血管 studies include arterial exams and echos.
CT - Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed tomography (CT) is a painless procedure that utilizes a sophisticated x-ray technique. During this scanning process, multiple images are taken. A computer then gathers these images and puts them into complete, cross-sectional pictures ("slices") of soft tissue, 骨, 还有血管. The types of images obtained through a CT or CAT scan cannot be seen on a standard x-ray exam. Because of this level of detail, CT scans can sometimes allow an earlier diagnosis to be made and more successful treatment of many diseases.
CCMH uses a 64-slice CT system that can provide both general, cardiac and arterial studies. 在某些情况下, a contrast may be given to the patient during the exam to highlight a specific area of the body. This contrast is typically administered through an IV injection at the beginning of the exam.
核磁共振成像 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 或核磁共振, is a painless and safe diagnostic procedure that uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body's organs and structures. This type of exam is done without the use of X-rays or other radiation. The images produced by 核磁共振成像 show the exact details of the inside of the body. CCMH utilizes a state-of-the-art, in-house, large bore 核磁共振成像 to provide exams Monday through Friday.
CCMH offers 骨 densitometry tests through our own DEXA Scanner. Bone density scanning is a noninvasive form of x-ray technology that is used to measure 骨 loss, generally by examing the lower back or hip. This procedure is commonly used for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. The Radiology Department also has two dedicated digital radiography (x-ray) rooms. This technology means the hospital no longer uses film-based x-ray technology.