Diagnostic Imaging Services at Good Shepherd Medical Center reflect the latest in technology. Our all-digital imaging forms the critical link between doctor and diagnosis, and also provide up-to-the-minute information on the progress of your recovery. We perform nearly 2000 exams per month for both inpatients and outpatients at Good Shepherd. A constant review of changing technology in our Diagnostic Imaging department helps Good Shepherd offer state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled and competent technologists.
Our Diagnostic Imaging Department offers X-Ray, Bone Density, CT Scanning, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, MRI and Mammography.
Personnel are cross-trained in a number of areas to assure depth in coverage and to add flexibility for adjusting to change within the department.
Have a question about a specific examination? There is useful information at www.radiologyinfo.org.
CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.
CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Osteoporosis is a potentially crippling disease that may affect as many as 28 million Americans. Bone mass assessment and new treatment options provide new hope. One key tool for assessing the presence and degree of osteoporosis is bone densitometry. Your doctor can use the information from a bone densitometry examination to form a treatment plan that provides you with optimal bone health.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)technology can produce extremely detailed pictures of the soft tissues in and around the spine, knees, and many other areas of the body. MRI uses very strong magnetic energy to create these cross-sectional and 3-dimensional views of the body. Good Shepherd proudly offers a state-of-the-art Siemens Espree 1.5 tesla MRI system, in keeping with our ongoing effort to provide you with the best in medical technology.
Your doctor can provide information and advice on your need for mammogram testing, based on your age, family history, and other factors. Mammograms at Good Shepherd are performed by experienced professionals, who will conduct your test properly and efficiently while taking care to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.