Our Diagnostic Imaging staff operates advanced digital equipment in six areas:
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Radiology (X-ray)
Computerized Tomography (CT) at Mark Twain Medical Center uses the General Electric Optima CT660 128-slice technology. The CT660 is used by major hospitals for its speed and image clarity.
PET/CT scanner is an acronym for Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Axial Tomography, commonly called PET/CT. Our scans are often used to see how effective an ongoing treatment is. PET scans are commonly used to investigate cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows our doctors to see inside the human body in remarkable detail without using x-rays. MRI images are produced with the use of a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a sophisticated computer system.
Our Digital Mammography system was installed in 2010. Breast biopsies as well as stereotactic biopsies are performed at the hospital.
Ultrasound is used for evaluating the abdomen, pelvis, breast, blood vessels, and fetal growth. It is also used for guiding biopsies and performing echo cardiography (studies of the heart) and studies of the extremities.
Nuclear Medicine performs a full array of studies. The most common nuclear medicine study helps diagnose Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), or blockages in the arteries that supply blood to your heart muscle.
Radiology covers fluoroscopy and general x-ray. Radiology at the hospital is active with scheduled outpatient visits and surgeries, plus the demanding requirements of the Emergency Department. We also offer radiology services in Arnold and Angels Camp.
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