Radiology

The Department of Radiology at The Medical Center at Caverna offers a variety of diagnostic exams. Our team of Board Certified Radiologists and friendly technologists provide the best service possible. We are sure you will appreciate the professionalism of our staff. All Radiology Technologists are licensed by the ARRT and the State of Kentucky. The department provides clinical, emergency room, inpatient and out patient services in the following areas:

• MRI ( Magnetic Resonance Imaging)   

This painless scan relies on the use of a large magnet and radio transmitters and receiver to visualize the bones and organs of the body. The scanner is able to form images that provide a highly accurate roadmap of the human anatomy. The scan can take between 30 minutes to an hour in general. Not everybody can have an MRI. If you have a pacemaker or automatic defibrillator, this test may not be right for you.

 

• CT (Computed Tomography) Scanning

Sometimes referred to as a CAT scan, this exam uses a x-ray beam to map the interior of the human body.  The CT scan excels at defining bone and vascular problems such as complex fractures and blood vessel disease. Ct is commonly used to detect tumors and monitor treatment response.

• Diagnostic Ultrasound 

There is no radiation associated with this popular cost effective imaging tool. High frequency sound waves travel through the human tissue to form computer images. Ultrasound is used to image exams of the breast, abdomen, pelvis, obstetrics, thyroid gland, carotid arteries, and vein and artery studies for the detection of blood clots.  Our Technologists are Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

• Breast Imaging 

 Mammography is the common exam for early detection of breast abnormalities. Early detection provides the best chance to treat breast cancer successfully. Our Mammography Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology. This is an achievement given to facilities for their high practice standards following a peer review evaluation of its practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The assess image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. The Mammography department must also pass the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection. This is performed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services. An Inspector comes to the Mammography Department and reviews all aspects of the department.

• General X-Ray (Radiography) 

The Radiology Department uses Digital Radiography. It is a form of x-ray imaging, where Digital x-ray sensors are used instead of photographic film. Images can be taken, immediately examined, deleted, corrected, and subsequently sent to a network of computers.

• Fluoroscopy

These types of exams are with the use of a video screen. These exams allow the physician to visualize the patient in real time using x-rays. Types of fluoroscopy exams are: Barium Enema (Lower GI), Esophograms, Small Bowel Follow Through, Upper GI, and Voiding Cystograms.