Highly skilled certified technologists perform a wide range of imaging procedures, interpreted by radiologists who are all board certified by the American College of Radiology. The Radiology Department also provides the following procedures at the Medical Office Building, located across the street from the main hospital:
- MRI – available six days a week
- Ultrasound – available Monday through Friday
- Mammography – available Monday through Friday
- Diagnostic radiology – limited practice on Saturday
A computerized axial tomography scan is an X-ray procedure that combines many X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, 3D images of the internal organs and structures of the body.
This specific type of imaging uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts and aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases. Digital mammography is performed at the Women’s Center. All Camden Clark mammography technologists are certified in mammography by the ARRT. Appointments are available 7 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and 7 am to 3 pm Saturday.
Magnetic resonance imaging is a radiology technique that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of the body structures.
These scans use a special camera to create images of your organs, such as your heart, lungs, liver, and bones. This test uses a small amount of radioactive material either by injection, mouth, or inhaling.
PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
This nuclear procedure produces pictures of the body’s biological functions. PET can detect certain diseases before other imaging modalities, such as CT and MRI, because PET captures chemical and physiological changes related to metabolism, rather than gross anatomy and structure. This is important since functional changes are often present before structural changes in tissues. PET images may therefore demonstrate pathological changes long before they would be evident by CT or MRI.
These scans are images of the internal organs created from sound waves. They are produced when the sound waves are directed into the body, then reflected back to a scanner that measures them. Ultrasound does not use radiation to produce the images.