Medical ImagingThe Medical Imaging Department at Scott Memorial Hospital offers both comprehensive imaging and diagnosis, where patients can have most of their diagnostic needs met at one location – convenient and close to home. Our radiologists work hard to ensure that we remain on the leading edge of technology. To see inside the human body, our radiologists employ the latest technology, including:
- Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray)
- Digital Mammography
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- CT Scans
- Nuclear Medicine
The physicians and support staff at Scott Memorial work together to provide the most comprehensive medical imaging care in the area. For more information, please contact Medical Imaging at 812-752-8506.
Medical Imaging News
We Now Offer First in State Technology
We are pleased to announce the arrival of a $650,000 state of the art medical imaging system. The Digital R&F x-ray system purchased from Shimadzu Medical Systems is the first in the state of Indiana to incorporate a Wireless detector. The increased speed and flexibility of the wireless detector produces diagnostic images at half the dose of the previous system resulting in lower radiation exposure to the patient. It also provides images to the physician in seconds as opposed to minutes for faster diagnosis, reducing patient exam times and shorter wait times. This is extremely important when performing emergency procedures when every second counts. The larger Source to Image Distance (SID) provides a more open design and the improved table weight limit increases the hospital’s capabilities to provide services to patients up to 500 pounds. This is an important aspect since most standard equipment is only built to accommodate patients weighing 350 pounds or less.
Having the new system will allow us to offer a lower dose of radiation during Fluoroscopy procedures. Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures- similar to an x-ray "movie." A contimuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail. The continuous flow of x-rays gives us the ability to capture, monitor, replay, and minipulate video of a specific part of the body while it is in motion.