ANGEL MEDICAL CENTER
The Radiology Department at Angel Medical Center offers cutting edge technology and services to our community. Our highly skilled staff performs superior diagnostic testing in a compassionate setting. We pride ourselves in providing our communities and families with the most elite services in the area.
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT Scan)
Computed Tomography or CT Scan combines xrays with state of the art computer technology to produce “cross sectional” pictures of the body. The images produced from this system can show vascular structures, organs, bones and tissues.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)
MRI, also known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a type of imaging equipment that uses magnetic energy to create images of the body. There is no radiation involved in this test. The Radiology Department at Angel Medical Center has a onsite 1.5T Philips MRI unit. This state of the art equipment produces images quickly in a comfortable environment. The department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
An MRI questionnaire will be given to you before your test begins. This form must be completely filled out by you to determine if any contraindications exist for the procedure. If you have metal clips or other implanted structures, you may not be able to have the test. If you have an information card regarding an implant, please bring it with you so that your test is not delayed. Please click on the link to view the MRI questionnaire. You can print off this form (click for PDF) at home and bring it with you, if you like.
The Mammography Department at Angel Medial Center is proud to have a Digital Mammography system. We offer the Softer Touch Mammography pad with every mammogram performed. This product helps alleviate the painful feeling of a mammogram or reduce it significantly. All equipment is provided by Hologic. The department is accredited by the American College of Radiology(ACR) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the staff are highly trained in the field of mammography.
Nuclear medicine specialists use safe, painless, and cost-effective techniques to image the body and treat disease. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique, because it provides doctors with information about both structure and function. It is a way to gather medical information that would otherwise be unavailable, require surgery, or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine imaging procedures often identify abnormalities very early in the progress of a disease long before many medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. In imaging, the radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special types of cameras that work with computers to provide very precise pictures about the area of the body being imaged. In treatment, the radiopharmaceuticals go directly to the organ being treated. The amount of radiation in a typical nuclear imaging procedure is comparable with that received during a diagnostic x-ray, and the amount received in a typical treatment procedure is kept within safe limits. Today, nuclear medicine offers procedures that are essential in many medical specialties, from pediatrics to cardiology to psychiatry. New and innovative nuclear medicine treatments that target and pinpoint molecular levels within the body are revolutionizing our understanding of and approach to a range of diseases and conditions.
The Radiology Department has three radiographic rooms that can perform procedures ranging from routine x-rays of extremities to fluoroscopic and tomographic procedures on internal organs. In addition to the radiology equipment found in the department, AMC has an additional two portable x-ray machines and three machines in surgery. All images are digitally acquired and stored.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of the organs in the body without using radiation. The Ultrasound Department at Angel Medical Center has two state of the art machines that have the latest tissue enhancing and reconstruction features on the market today. The staff at Angel Medical Center are highly skilled and are registered by the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers).
The Echocardiography portion of the Ultrasound Department is accredited by the ICAEL, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.
Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
You have the right to submit comments regarding this facility's radiology imaging and treatment services.
Submit your comments in writing and send to the facility or to the following address:
American College of Radiology
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