Quality is a high priority for the CMH Diagnostic Imaging Department. We apply the highest professional standards when delivering patient and physician services. Our staff provides over 22,000 radiology procedures each year.
CMH uses the new PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) to deliver timely and efficient access to images, interpretations, and related data to our physicians. PACS breaks down the physical and time barriers associated with traditional film-based image retrieval, distribution, and display. Electronic images and reports are transmitted digitally via PACS; thus eliminating the need to manually file, retrieve, or transport film jackets.
PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography) - PET/CT image helps provide information to diagnose a disease or to determine the body's response to treatment.
CT (Computed Tomography) - CT scans make images with x-ray beams to create cross-section pictures of the body. For approximately 15-20 minutes, the patient lies on a table that moves through a circular opening. This procedure gives radiologists an unobstructed view of organs, bone and soft-tissue.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - MRI scanners use a large magnet, radio frequencies and a computer to take three-dimensional pictures of the body. The MRI equipment can be loud, so for patient comfort, earplugs are provided.
Diagnostic Radiology - Diagnostic radiology, or x-ray, produces a detailed view of bones and tissue. Fluoroscopy is an examination of the tissues and deep structures of the body by x-ray using a fluoroscope. It projects radiographic images in a movie-like sequence on a monitor.
4-D Ultrasound - Ultrasound uses sound waves to study and characterize internal structures and tissues. A hand-held device called a transducer is placed on the patient's skin, and it serves as both the transmitter and receiver to obtain the images. Ultrasound is used as a diagnostic tool.
Digital Mammography - Digital mammography provides enhanced image quality and detail for screenings and diagnostics. Images from each breast are taken in a top-to-bottom and angled side-to-side view.
Bone Density Testing - Bone density testing helps physicians diagnose osteoporosis, particularly in the early stages before broken bones occur. When tests are repeated over time, they can also help physicians track the rate of bone loss.