The Imaging Department of Pomerene Hospital is proud to offer you a comprehensive department that provides you with prompt, quality of care by
State Licensed and Nationally Registered Technologists. We provide all of these services in a relaxed setting where our technologists keep
you informed as to what will be occurring and what to expect before, during, and after your testing. Pomerene Hospital offers continuous emergent
care availability, and outpatient as well as inpatient care. Our imaging exams are all ready by either Board Certified Radiologists or a Board
Our imaging services include a multi-slice, low dose CT Scanner, a wide bore MRI unit, Bone Densitometry with FRAX assessment, digital mammography
with the go soft mammography pad, and complete digital general radiographic equipment. Ultrasound, cardiovascular ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine
imaging are also provided.
For more information, call (330) 674-1584 extension 4124
The imaging methods available at Pomerene Hospital are:
A Bone Density, or DXA, is an exam that uses low energy x-rays to diagnose osteoporosis. Imaging of the lower back and both hips are usually completed. Sometimes an image of your forearm may be taken.
Cardiac and vascular testing uses ultrasound to take pictures and recordings of the heart and blood vessels. Ultrasound technology uses high frequency sound-waves to create pictures and recordings of the heart and blood vessels. The procedures are painless and have no known side-effects. After a water-based gel is applied to the skin, the sonographer places a small transducer on the surface of the skin and obtains and records the pictures for later interpretation by a specially-trained doctor.
Computed Tomography (CT)
A CT is a special type of x-ray that requires the patient to lie on a table while the table moves slowly. While the table is moving, images are being collected. A CT scan allows viewing of the internal organs and bones and helps with the visualization of tumors, cysts, diagnosis of disease, and they help determine surgical procedure if needed.
Diagnostic X-Rays are a source of radiation used in imaging that produces energy beams capable of penetrating most substances.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technology that is a variation of x-ray technology and is used to obtain real-time images of internal structures of a patient.
Holter Monitors/Event Monitors
Holter Monitor - records for 24-48 hours continuously and you will record any symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness or dizziness. The symptoms and the heart rhythm are then compared.
Event Monitor - This monitor records heart rhythm during episodes of palpitations, heart racing or to detect changes in your heart rhythm. This is done automatically or by you pushing a button during a symptom.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is an advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic test which produces images of the body without the use of x-rays. MRI uses powerful, but harmless, magnetic field and radiowaves to produce the images.
A Mammogram is a radiographic procedure using small amounts of radiation to detect masses and other abnormalities of the breast. It is capable of detecting approximately 2-3 times as many "early" breast cancers as a physical examination.
Nuclear medicine involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone.
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of organs, blood vessels, and tissues within the body. These high-frequency sound waves are inaudible to the human ear and are transmitted through the body by an instrument called a transducer. A water-based gel is applied to the skin to help transmit the sound waves then special computer equipment converts the sound waves into an image.