The Imaging Services Department (also called Radiology Department) of Madison Memorial Hospital provides a team of skilled professionals who are available to administer diagnostic radiological procedures as prescribed by your physician. All images are read by a board-certified radiologist. The majority of our technologists are cross-trained in more than one skill, and many have dual certifications. All are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are licensed with the State of Florida’s Bureau of Radiation Control. All diagnostic equipment is digital. This makes for a more robust health record and allows your physician to access your radiology image from anywhere in the world.
Carrying copies of our radiology films and CD’s to your physician is no longer necessary. Because all of your images are digital, your physician can see your X-ray simply by pulling it up on his or her computer screen. The privacy of your images are protected by a private code that your physician enters.
Computed Radiology (CR)
The Computed Radiography (CR) system quickly produces and manages digital images. The CR manages data from throughout the hospital and quickly produces high-quality digital images. Specifically designed, CR ensures images and reports are available at the right place and the right time.
This device uses ultrasonic frequency waves that pass through the body and painlessly bounce off the internal organs, producing an image electronically.
Madison County Memorial Hospital provides its patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Mammography uses low-dose x-rays to image the breast tissue for nodules, cysts, or calcifications. Mammography allows the radiologist to view the X-ray image closely, zeroing in on suspicious or concerning areas and enabling them to make decisions about additional images. Your mammogram image is run through a special computer that detects breast nodes too small for the human eye to detect. The Computer Aided Detection (CAD) image, and a detailed report, is given to the radiologist which will help insure that you get the care you need. General Diagnostic Radiology: consists of a variety of radiological examinations that image bony structures, soft tissue and various internal organs.
Digital Radiography Reports
The digital radiography system is designed to improve workflow while being patient-and-clinical friendly. Multiple exams can be conducted without moving the patient. The flat panel technology means the equipment can be brought to the patient. For individuals in a wheelchair or on a gurney, this means increased comfort and faster exams. For clinicians, this intuitive technology means fewer retakes, faster examinations, and integration with the digital environment.
Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT or CT Scan)
The CT scanner can do head-to-toe imaging in minutes. CT scan (or CAT scan as it is sometimes called) stands for Computerized Axial Tomography.
The CT machine takes a lot of pictures of your body from different angles. These pictures are fed into a computer. The computer puts them together to give a series of cross sections or ‘slices’ through the part of the body being scanned. A very detailed picture of the inside of the body can be built up in this way.
Radiology Information System (RIS)
The Radiology Information System (RIS) streamlines all information into a central resource. Radiology registration, scheduling, tracking, image management and transcription are housed in one electronic system. This central resource for information gives clinicians access to the information they need. Patient information, including historical information, is available with the click of a mouse. The result: faster, more accurate information.