IMAGING (Diagnostic Radiology)

-:- Computed Tomography (CT)
-:- Echocardiography
-:- Routine/General X-Ray

The Diagnostic Imaging Department offers multiple imaging modalities with a technically knowledgeable, nationally registered and state licensed staff.


The department works with four qualified local radiologists who specialize in the use of x-ray and CT as diagnostic tools. The hospital also has radiologist staff available to read the exams on 24/7 basis. A team of skilled, registered, radiology technologists perform the tests that are then analyzed by the radiologists. Your physician orders all radiology examinations and the results are reported to him/her.

 
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scans)

CT is the method of choice when looking at the body cavities. CT uses x-ray radiation to penetrate the body in planes or slices (4) with a very thin collimated beam. Many exams require special patient preps including fasting or blood work. Often contrast is introduced to make a clearer more defined picture. This can be done with oral contrast that highlights the digestive tract and/or IV contrast that moves through the venous system to enhance organs, veins and vessels within the body.
CT is available 24/7 for emergency patients. Outpatients are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Echocardiography
This is a specialty exam that uses an ultrasound machine to send sound waves through the heart and evaluate its function in a non-invasive manner. These procedures are scheduled Monday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Routine/General X-Ray

PHI offers emergency x-ray services 24/7. Outpatients may be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A technologist is on duty to provide these services through the emergency room at all other hours.