Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology Services)
Barrett Hospital’s radiologists and technologists provide comprehensive diagnostic imaging procedures. Procedures are performed in a team atmosphere where leading-edge technology is the standard. At Barrett, we provide appropriate quality and patient safety care in diagnostic imaging services.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses radio waves and a magnetic field to create detailed images of organs and tissues. It is highly effective in diagnosing a number of conditions by showing the difference between normal and diseased soft tissues of the body. Barrett Hospital & HealthCare has a large MRI suite located in the hospital with lots of natural light. Why choose us? Our scanner has a short, wide bore; increasing image quality and reducing claustrophobia in patients.
Breast Tomosynthesis, also called three-dimensional (3-D) mammography. Tomosynthesis is an advanced form of breast imaging where multiple images of the breast from different angles are captured and reconstructed ("synthesized") into a three-dimensional image set. In this way, 3-D breast imaging is similar to computed tomography (CT) imaging in which a series of thin "slices" are assembled together to create a 3-D reconstruction of the body. Tomosynthesis is new technology which offers a clearer picture of breast tissue and reduces call backs by 40%.
Ultrasound High frequency sound waves create images of the inside of the body. Ultrasound technology can also produce audible sounds of blood flow, allowing medical professionals to use both sound waves and visuals to assess a patient’s health.
Uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. After taking the substance, the patient will normally lie down on a table, while a camera takes pictures. The camera will focus on the area where the radioactive material is concentrated, and this will show providers what kind of a problem there is, and where it is. Nuclear medicine can diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases such as hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, lymphomas, and bone pain from some types of cancer.
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CT or a “CAT scan” is a medical imaging method that combines multiple X-ray projections taken from different angles to produce detailed cross-sectional images of areas inside the body. These images allow providers to get very precise, 3-D views of certain parts of the body. It works well for soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, the heart, abdomen, and bones. It is also often the preferred method of diagnosing cancers such as liver, lung and pancreatic.
Fluoroscopy Think of fluoroscopy like an X-Ray movie. The X-Ray beams are continuous and transmitted to a monitor so your provider can see certain areas of your body in motion. It enables providers to look at many body systems, including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive.
X-Ray An x-ray is photographic or digital image of inside a part of the body, produced by X-rays being passed through and being absorbed to different degrees by different materials.
Dexa (or bone densitometry) This is a test that identifies bone mass, to identify osteoporosis, and visceral fat, which can correlate to your risk of disease.
Echocardiograms This is a sonogram of the heart using standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart.