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Ultrasounds, Echocardiograms, Nuclear Medicine Studies, Bone Density Testing, CT, and MRI
Person Memorial Hospital’s licensed and registered radiology physicians, technologists and sonographers offer a variety of diagnostic services to assist your doctor in his diagnosis. A board-certified radiologist or physician interprets all tests and the results are available immediately to your doctor.
The department is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Emergency services are available from an On-Call clinician.
Services offered include:
- Bone Density - A bone densitometry is used to measure bone loss and to assess your risk for developing fractures.
- Echocardiography - also called an echo test or heart ultrasound is a test that takes “moving pictures” of the heart with sound waves.
- Stress Echo is a test that looks at the heart’s function with images taken before and after walking on a treadmill.
- Ultrasound - A method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. No radiation is involved. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus.
- Nuclear Medicine - A healthcare specialty involving the use of radioactive compounds to perform diagnostic imaging examinations that can lead to the effective treatment of disease.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): A non-invasive imaging method that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field to produce clear and detailed images of virtually any part of the body.
- Mammography - A specific type of imaging that uses a low dose x-ray for the examination of the breasts. It is frequently used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer.
- Computed Tomography (CT) – Sometimes called a CAT scan, CT uses special x-ray equipment to obtain many images from different angles and then join them together to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs.
- Low-Dose CT Lung Screening - Lung CT scans using low doses of radiation can effectively detect lung cancer in its earliest stages.
This department also conducts exercise stress tests (ETT) also called "stress tests". All tests and imaging require a doctor's order. Once your doctor has determined that you need a particular test, call 336-322-3887 to schedule an appointment.