Services

Diagnostic Imaging

Cat Scan

Cat Scan department consists of five staff members who are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the state of Wisconsin. Staff also have achieved advanced registry in CT or eligible for the registry.

Our CT machine, a Toshiba 320 slice unit, offers the latest technology where studies are completed with very fast exam time, producing exceptional image quality. Unit is equipped with dose reduction software, lowering patient radiation dose. The unit undergoes an annual state physicist inspection to ensure compliance with regulations.

Exams performed include coronary angiography and angiography of major vessels which are less invasive than conventional angiography. Studies of the head, chest, abdomen/pelvis and lower and upper extremities are also performed.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine department consists of three staff members with over 34 years of experience who are registered with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification board.

The department utilizes two units, both of which are accredited by the American College of Radiology meeting machine quality guidelines, image quality standards and staff credentials.

One unit is utilized for cardiac stress test and the other unit has the latest technology, producing superior imaging quality, decreased patient exam time and less patient radiation dose.

The department must meet rigorous state and federal regulations. Physicist's inspections are done quarterly to assure compliance with these regulations.

Nuclear medicine studies are done to evaluate organ metabolic function. Example of studies include cardiac imaging, lung scans to rule out blood clots in the lungs, bone scans to diagnose bone structure abnormalities, and thyroid therapies.

MRI

MRI department consists of three technologists with 30 years of cumulative service who have achieved advanced certification in MRI with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Our MRI unit is a standard General Electric 1.5 Tesla unit that utilizes magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images. The unit is accredited with the American College of Radiology and must adhere to machine quality guidelines, image quality standards and staff credentials.

MRI is an excellent test to evaluate soft tissue of the body such as muscle, tendons, spinal disc spaces, internal organs and brain imaging.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound department consists of three technologists with over 22 years of cumulative service who are registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce exact images of body organs. The department has four machines, three Phillips and a GE unit which produces superior image quality of vascular structure and complex masses in breast tissue.

The department performs multiple exams including vascular and echocardiography. Echocardiography is accredited with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and must meet standards for image quality, staff continuing education, and machine quality standards.

Exams performed by ultrasound include, organs of the abdominal cavity, major vessels, studies of heart function and fetal growth.

General radiology

General radiology is staffed by ten technologists with over 112 years of cumulative service. All technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the state of Wisconsin.

Equipment used for imaging is Computerized Radiography where images are captured and viewed on a computer monitor by physicians. All images are stored in a computer database and are readily available for viewing. Equipment undergoes an annual state physicist inspection to ensure compliance with regulations.

General radiology staff covers all areas of the hospital, including outpatient, inpatient, emergency room and surgery.

Studies performed include fluoroscopy exams which are "real time" images, contrast injected studies of joints and the spine, GI and urinary tract, reproductive organs as well as general skeletal images.

Women's imaging and mammography

Women's imaging is comprised of three technologists with over 50 years of service who are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the state of Wisconsin and have achieved advanced certification in mammography.

Machines used for mammography studies utilize Computerized Radiography where exams are viewed on a computer monitor, allowing physicians to magnify images or enhance image contrast.

The department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and must adhere to machine quality guidelines, image quality standards and staff credentials. Mammography undergoes an annual inspection to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

Women's Imaging performs mammography including needle localization of breast masses and also bone densitometry studies which assists in determining osteoporosis. Mammography results are available to patients at the completion of the study.

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