Diagnostic imaging is one of the most important tools available to modern medicine. The role of imaging is three-fold:
- Diagnosis. Today’s imaging technology allows physicians to diagnose many disease and injuries without the need for exploratory surgery or invasive procedure.
- Treatment. Imaging allows physicians to treat many diseases with minimally invasive techniques.
- Assessing the effectiveness of treatment. Imaging allows physicians and surgeons to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures and make adjustments to those treatments, often during the course of the surgery/treatment.
Imaging services available at King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio include:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Our open-bore, 1.5T MRI unit provides high-quality images while accommodating patients with claustrophobia and those weighing up to 450 pounds. MRI uses powerful magnets, radio waves and advanced computer technology to produce detailed images of the body’s organs and structures.
CT uses X-ray technology to take pictures of
cross-sections of the body. CT can be used to image soft tissues, such
as the brain, and other parts of the body that cannot be imaged using
The Mobile Mammography Unit visits KDMC Ohio twice a month, providing access to digital mammography. All testing is performed by specially trained and certified mammography technologists. Our radiologists use the R2 ImageChecker®, a special computer program that acts like a “spellchecker” for medical images to help flag suspicious areas on a mammogram.
Through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, we are able to provide free or reduced cost mammograms to eligible women residing in Ohio and Kentucky. For more information about this program, please call our Community Relations department at (606) 408-9295.
If you're a woman over the age of 40, schedule your annual mammogram today by calling toll-free 1-877-304-1935.
This imaging technique uses low-dose radioactive agents to detect disease and evaluate organ function. Cardiac stress testing is one of the most commonly performed nuclear medicine studies.
Tests for liver function, bone diseases and thyroid disorders are also performed.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to image soft body tissues. Its most well-known application is ultrasound of the developing fetus. Ultrasound also may be used to evaluate blood flow in blood vessels, the heart, gall bladder, abdomen, pelvis, liver or kidneys.
X-ray procedures are used to evaluate hard body tissues, such as bone. It is the most commonly performed imaging study.