Radiology

Policy

Incorporate state-of-the-art imaging in a personalized and healing environment. In addition to basic x-ray, Hospital Dist. #1 Rice County Radiology Department is equipped to provide a variety of diagnostic services.

What are the services offered?

Radiography

Description

X-rays or other tests are ordered by physicians and interpreted by radiologists to help in diagnosing illness or injury. Test results will be explained by the primary care physician. Many x-rays today use special contrast medication to give detailed pictures of some parts of the body.

Purpose

X-rays can be used to see fractures in bones, pneumonia or other illnesses affecting the lungs, obstructions in the abdomen, or foreign objects in the body or under the skin.

Risks to the Procedure

The amount of radiation exposure during normal procedures is well within the acceptable standards of safety.

CT

Description

Computerized Tomography (CT) scans create images for diagnosis through the use of computers that are interfaced with a special x-ray unit. The images created are two-dimensional, showing organs in a cross-sectional presentation as they lie within the body. The head, chest, abdomen, pelvis and spine are routinely scanned.

Purpose

The CT scanner continues to be one of the key elements for diagnoses of disease and injury, providing physicians with valuable information that can lead to successful patient treatment.

Risks to the Procedure

This uses radiation to get images.

Mammograms

Description

Digital mammography is a technique that is used to create an image of the breast. It can reveal changes in the breast before they can be discovered by a woman or her doctor and often can indicate whether or not a lump is cancerous. Of course, a biopsy is needed for confirmation.

Purpose

The digital mammography process is rapid. Typically, it takes only 90 seconds for the image. The image provides resolution that allows for identification of small structures, especially tumor calcifications in the breast.

Risks to the Procedure

Minimal radiation is used to get these images.

DEXA

Description
DEXA is a technique that aides in the detection and treatment of osteoporosis by analyzing bone density.
 
Purpose
DEXA bone density studies are used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis.  It can also be used to monitor improvement in bone density after medications have been utilized.
 
Risk of Procedure
The amount of radiation exposure during a DEXA study is minimal.

MRI

Description
MRI utilizes a very large magnet and computers to collect and present information that can be used to diagnose many different conditions and/or diseases.
 
Purpose
MRI continues to be a key element for evaluation of disease and injury to soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
 
Risk of Procedure
MRI is minimally invasive and does not employ ionizing radiation.

Ultrasound Procedures

Description

Ultrasound is a technique for studying structures within the body by using high frequency sound waves.

Purpose

Ultrasound is most frequently used to look at structures in the abdomen such as the liver, gallbladder, kidneys and pancreas. With the urinary bladder filled, the pelvis can be studied to see the uterus and ovaries, or to follow the progression of a pregnancy.

Why choose Rice Country District Hospital

We have the ability to do many of the exams offered in other facilities without having to drive 30 miles or more. And, you will get more personalized care.

Location in Hospital

The Imaging department is located just to the west of the main lobby.

Parking for Patients

There is patient parking on the corner of Clark and Taylor.

Hours Open

6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for routine exams. Available 24 hours for emergency calls.

Schedule an Appointment

Call your physician to set up your appointment.

Contact: xray@rch-lyons.com
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