Mercy Diagnostic Services provides the latest digital technology in a private and patient-centered atmosphere. Our services include all aspects of Radiology, such as:
- Digital Mammography
Mammography uses low-dose x-ray imaging to examine breasts (called mammograms). The Women’s Center Mercy Hospital uses mammography to diagnose and treat breast-tissue anomalies, such as tumors and other breast diseases.
- PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Technology)
PET/CT provides high quality images produced by the scanner making it easier to monitor patients’ oncology outcomes, without having to perform unnecessary tests. This technology is also very important when looking at myocardial viability. The PET/CT system is invaluable in treating cancer patients by providing more accurate disease staging and improved therapy planning and monitoring.
- Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Flex system
This technology is used in breast cancer diagnosis. This device reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies while overcoming the limitations of the x-ray mammography by offering improved spatial resolution and higher sensitivity at a faster rate. This is NOT a substitute for a mammogram.
- CT Scan (Computed Technology)
CT scans consist of a series of detailed X-rays to produce a cross-sectional 3D-image of soft-tissue bodily structures inside the body.., CT scans offer extremely accurate results allowing in swift diagnosis and treatment.
Non-invasive ultrasound emits high-frequency waves that reflect back as echoes when it reaches solid surfaces. Ultrasound plays a pivotal role in patient screening and vascular disease follow-up.
MRI is used by Radiologists to visualize internal structures that are extremely detailed in nature. Instead of X-rays, a magnetic field is used to produce high-quality images in multiple planes. Patients experience more comfort, as scan times are faster than other forms of imaging. Information on new MRI Center to come)
- Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine uses the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear Medicine exams include bone scans, gastric emptying times, thyroid scans, hepatobiliary scans, GI bleed studies and cardiac SPECT scanning.
- Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive medical procedure that uses the guidance of imaging technologies, and is often used in place of open surgical procedures. Interventional radiology procedures are typically easier on patients, as they involve less risk, less pain and require shorter recovery times.
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