Imaging Services at Parkwest
Our Imaging Services departments provide patients with high quality diagnostic and interventional services. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology our skilled technologists and nurses assist radiologists in providing excellence in patient care.
Our primary goal for Imaging Services at Parkwest Medical Center is to assist physicians and other healthcare members in the diagnosis and therapy of patient’s disease through the use of radiography, radioisotopes, radio frequency and magnetic fields. All services are offered 24 hours 7 days a week. Specific outpatient times are listed for each modality.
The following four principles represent the philosophy of Imaging Services:
- Provide imaging services as accurately, safely, and expeditiously as possible. Always be aware of radiation protection and minimization of patient exposure.
- Always be aware of radiation protection and minimization of patient exposure.
- Maintain open lines of communication between, patients, family, physicians, employees, and the general public in order to promote the well being of the public we serve.
- Treat all individuals with respect, dignity, and kindness at all times.
CT scans (computed tomography scans) were originally developed in the 1970s. A CT scan combines the power of X-ray technology and computerized imagery to take layered pictures of hard and soft tissues, including organs and bones. Approximately 2700 scans are performed monthly at Parkwest. All Technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Three scanners are in operation at Parkwest: Siemens Force-Dual Source CT scanner, a Siemens Drive-Dual Source CT scanner, and a GE 64-slice VCT (Volume Computed Tomography) scanner.
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X-Rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body.In the hospital setting, X-rays are emitted by a machine as individual particles that pass through the body and then get detected. Radiation protection and minimization of patient exposure is always considered for patient safety. All Technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
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MRI at Parkwest is an American College of Radiology Accredited (ACR) facility and features both a a 3 Tesla Siemens Magnetom Vida and a 1.5 Tesla Siemens Magnetom Sola. Both systems are 70 cm bore size which complies with bariatric accommodations. Table weight limit is 550lbs.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a non-invasive procedure that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the body. Unlike conventional radiography and CT, no radiation is used. All Technologists are ARRT registered with advanced registry in MRI.
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Nuclear Medicine specializes in medical imaging of an organ’s metabolic function. The procedure requires a radioactive isotope which is either injected through an IV line (INT) or administered orally into the body. Small amounts of radiation is then detected through one of the following cameras for interpretation: GE Ventri, GE MPR, GE Infinia, or a Siemens Evo. All Technologists are NMTCB certified.
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Special Procedures (Interventional Radiology) offers a full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional procedures. All Technologists are ARRT registered and RNs are ACLS certified.
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Ultrasound at Parkwest is an American College of Radiology Accredited (ACR) facility. Ultrasound uses ultra high-frequency sound waves which are reflected off of the body organs, vessels, etc., to produce images. No radiation is used in Ultrasound imaging. All Sonographers are ARDMS registered.
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