Advanced Imaging Capabilities
Glenwood Regional Medical Center uses sophisticated imaging technology to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions.
128-Slice CT Scanner
Computed Tomography (sometimes referred to as a “CAT” scan), is a fast, painless diagnostic tool physicians can use to see inside the body. A CT scanner combines X-rays with advanced computer processing technology to create detailed images of your internal structures or organs. Physicians use the images they get from a CT scan to rule out or confirm the presence of certain abnormalities or diseases. With Philips low-dose 128-slice CT scanning, we are managing your radiation exposure while providing your physician the images needed for diagnosis and treatment. This advanced x-ray technique allows your physician and radiologist to view bones, blood vessels and even your heart, in extraordinary detail.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
MRI technology relies on a combination of radio waves, computer technology and a strong magnetic field to produce high-definition, three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures. Physicians order MRIs to diagnose a wide range of conditions, from cancer, heart and vascular disease and strokes to joint and muscle disorders.
Positron emission tomography (PET) produces images of how the body functions and measures metabolic activity. Computed tomography (CT) provides cross-sectional images of the body. PET/CT combines these two noninvasive procedures into one exam. For our patients, this advanced technique reduces scan time and increases accuracy and comfort, while providing physicians with exceptional views of the whole body.
Nuclear medicine uses tiny, safe levels of radioactive liquid to help physicians diagnose disease. The liquid is formulated so that after you drink it or receive it through an IV, it goes to the part of the body being studied. Then, special cameras scan the affected area. The cameras can detect disease by registering metabolic changes made visible by the liquid. Nuclear medicine procedures are painless and you are exposed to no more radiation than you would receive from a traditional x-ray.
X-rays are the most traditional form of diagnostic imaging. Even with the advent of many newer and highly advanced technologies, x-rays remain an important part of our Imaging Department and are commonly used to view broken bones and other medical conditions.
Radiographic/Fluoroscopic (R&F) Unit
Radiographic/Fluoroscopic equipment is most commonly used for upper gastrointestinal and barium studies to detect the cause digestive problems. We also use this technology to detect spinal cord abnormalities, fractures of vertebrae, and certain internal organ functions.
Digital mammography is used for the screening and early detection of breast cancer. Women over 40 are encouraged to have a mammogram annually. To make this procedure more comfortable for our patients, we use soft, cushioned pads on our mammography equipment.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images inside the body that can be viewed on a monitor. It’s a safe and painless way to view the health and development of a baby before birth. Ultrasound can be used to view other areas of the body, including the heart, liver, bladder, kidneys and breasts.