State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging
High-quality diagnostic images provide your physician with the tools and information needed to provide the best care for you. If your physician has requested imaging, our goal is to provide quality images and procedures, with a minimum of discomfort and using the lowest dose possible. Our certified technologists, registered nurses and experienced support staff provide technologically advanced care with compassion and professionalism.
The Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) Department at Catholic Medical Center offers a complete range of state-of-the-art diagnostic exams and therapeutic services:
- Digital mammography/3D
- Digital radiology/fluoroscopy
- Interventional radiology
- Nuclear medicine/molecular imaging/ PET Imaging
- Ultrasound & oncology
- Digital bone densitometry (DEXA)
Our board-certified radiologists offer expertise in a number of subspecialties and perform an array of procedures, including:
- Angiography and venography
- Angioplasty and stent placement
- Uterine fibroid embolization
- Pain control
- CT and ultrasound-guided biopsies
- MR angiography and venography
- Cardiac CT
- Cardiac MRI
- Stereotactic breast biopsies
- Microwave tumorablation
- Radiofrequency nerve ablation
The Radiology Department at Catholic Medical Center is designated as an American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center.
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) resulted in a 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality among participants between the ages of 55 and 74 with a minimum of 30 pack years of smoking. The NLST was proof that early detection improves survival by finding cancers add an earlier more treatable stage. This also permits patient treatment options which are lower morbidity. At CMC our lung screening program for our high-risk patients is successfully finding cancers at an earlier stage rather than if the patient waited until the cancer was symptomatic. We are hopeful and optimistic that we may enroll all of our CMC high-risk patients in our program so that they too will benefit from early detection and improved treatment and survival.
Check with your primary care provider to learn if you are eligible for a Low Dose Cat Scan (CT) Exam for lung cancer.
To qualify you typically need to meet all of these requirements:
Between the ages of 55 and 77
No signs or symptoms of lung cancer
Have a *30 pack year history or greater of smoking
* Pack years are calculated by the average number of packs smoked per day times the number of years you -have smoked.
- Currently a smoker, or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
Your primary care provider will discuss your quitting options and provide you with an order for the lung screening.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Radiology Department at (603) 668-3545, ext. 6623.
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