Radiology, also known as Imaging Services, is an area of medicine that enables physicians to "see" inside the human body in order to diagnose and monitor disease. The first step in addressing medical concerns, whether it's a broken bone, a spinal injury or a suspected tumor, is to find its precise location within the body, accurately measure it and provide a "roadmap" that guides physicians during treatment.
Whether it's preventing or treating an illness, Imaging Services serves as a critical health care tool.
The staff of Regional West's Imaging Services Department includes:
- Board-certified radiologists
- Registered radiologic technologists
- Registered nurses
- Licensed practical nurses
- Technical aides
- Administrative staff
Working within their respective areas, the staff performs and interprets exams in a timely manner, providing physicians and their patients with accurate results as quickly as possible.
At Regional West, we ensure that our patients receive the diagnostic testing they need without traveling too far from home, combining the highest level of technology with the convenience of a community hospital. The scope of our services include:
- Multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scans
- 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Diagnostic X-ray
- Positron emission tomography (PET) services
- Ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, and bone density testing
Regional West has also been the home of the School of Radiologic Technology since 1951.
Imaging services schedules appointments six days a week but services are available 24/7 for emergencies. While we can accept orders only from physicians on your behalf, we'd be glad to answer any questions you might have.