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Radiology

Services:

It is our pleasure to serve you and provide you with all of your imaging needs. Our staff is highly trained, motivated and eager to provide you with the most up-to-date quality care available in the industry today. Our department consists of five sections; Diagnostic Radiography, Ultrasound (US), Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

MAMMOGRAPHY

Location: Fourth floor of the hospital
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appointment Line: (912) 435-6056
Services: Mammogram and Bone Densitometry

MRI

Location: Building 314
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appointment Line: (912) 435-5968

ULTRASOUND

Appointment Line: (912) 435-5754

FLUOROSCOPY

Appointment Line: (912) 435-5754

Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan

What is a CT or CAT scan?

A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called “slices”), both horizontally and vertically, of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than general x-rays. CT scans also minimize exposure to radiation.

In conventional x-rays, a beam of energy is aimed at the body part being studied. A plate behind the body part captures the variations of the energy beam after it passes through skin, bone, muscle, and other tissue. While much information can be obtained from a regular x-ray, a lot of detail about internal organs and other structures is not available.

In computed tomography, the x-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many different views of the same organ or structure, and provides much greater detail. The x-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the x-ray data and displays it in 2-dimensional form on a monitor. While many images are taken during a CT scan, in many cases, the patient receives less radiation exposure than with a single standard x-ray.

CT scans may be performed to help diagnose tumors, investigate internal bleeding, or check for other internal injuries or damage.

Telephone
Contact Information
Phone: 912-435-6972
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(except Federal holidays and designated training holidays
Location: First floor of the hospital