Radiology

Diagnostic imaging helps physicians diagnose patient conditions. Our imaging modalities allow a variety of ways to look at and into the human body in order to diagnose conditions to the best of our ability. We employ trained professionals and use state of the art equipment.

Salem Township Hospital Radiologists and technologists provide comprehensive radiology procedures including diagnostic radiographs, mammography, CT scans, diagnostic ultrasonography, diagnostic nuclear medicine, MRI studies, biopsies and interventional procedures.

These procedures are performed by or under the supervision of certified Radiologists in a team atmosphere where leading edge technology is the standard. Certified Radiologists provide the interpretations for all the comprehensive radiology procedures.

Our in-house Radiologist along with our certified, trained professional technologists provide exceptional service to our patients.

Computed Axial Tomography (CT)

Available 7 days a week.

Computed tomography shows organs of interest at selected levels of the body. CT scans are the visual equivalent of bloodless slices of anatomy, with each scan being a single slice. CT examinations produce detailed organ studies by stacking individual image slices. The scans are produced as the x-ray beam circles around the patient.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI service is offered on a daily basis.
Appointments available Monday through Friday, 7am – 7pm.

Like CT, MRI produces images, which are the visual equivalent of a slice of anatomy. MRI is also capable of producing those images in an infinite number of projections through the body. MRI uses a large magnet that surrounds the patient, radio frequencies and a computer to produce the images.

MRI Screening Form

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine service is offered on a daily basis.
Appointments available Monday through Friday, 7am – 2pm.

Nuclear Medicine studies document organ function and structure in contrast to conventional radiology, which creates images based upon anatomy. Many of the nuclear medicine studies can measure the degree of function present in an organ, often times eliminating the need for surgery. Some of the most common procedures are myocardial perfusion, which aids in the diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), or blockages in the arteries that supply blood to your heart muscle. Other common studies include lung scans for detection of blood clots; bone scans that can detect fractures, tumors, infections etc.; gallbladder scans to detect obstructions of chronic infection.

Mammography

Mammography service is available Monday through Friday, 9:15am – 5pm.

Salem Township Hospital makes it easy for you to remember! Schedule your mammogram for the week before or the week after your birthday, and receive a discount. Call 548-3194, ext. 8154 to schedule.

The Siemens Mammomat Nova 3000 mammography machine allows for high image quality Mammography. The technology features Flex compression plates with self-adjusting tilt depending on the thickness and shape of the breast to provide a more comfortable and uniform compression over the breast surface. Mammography is one of the most federally controlled modalities in Radiology. All of the mammography technologist require advanced certifications.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound service is available Monday through Friday, 7am – 5:30pm, Saturday 8am – 12Noon

STH also features state-of-the-art Siemens ultrasound machines. More than just a way to see a fetus in the womb, the ultrasound machine can be used for many functions. Some of those are looking at gallbladders, clots in leg veins, breast lumps and checking neck arteries following strokes. It is also used for guiding biopsies and performing echocardiograms (studies of the heart).

Intervention Radiology

A subspecialty of radiology that involves the treatment of numerous disease processes with minimally invasive, image-guided techniques. These procedures include arthrography, biopsies, drainages, therapeutic joint injections, ultrasound guided breast needle localization and Sentinel Lymph Node Localizations.

Dexa Scan

DEXA service is available Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm.

DEXA is the most superior technology for measuring bone health. A bone density test measures the health of bones. Osteoporosis is a potentially crippling disease that affects over 75 million people worldwide. Osteoporosis is one of the most preventable diseases today. The lifetime risk for developing osteoporosis is 1 in 2 Caucasian women.

DEXA Questionnaire

CT Scan System

We are excited to announce our NEW CT SYSTEM!
Improved technology AND reduced patient dose.

The ability to provide a wide range of diagnostic studies at greatly reduced patient dose is important. Access to CT examinations by patients of all sizes and levels of mobility is a REQUIREMENT. Recognizing this we have upgraded to a Neusoft NeuViz 64 slice CT scanner. This system will allow advanced diagnostics procedures to be performed such as Metal Artifact Reduction (MAR), CT run offs, CT Angiography (CTA), Orthopedic Imaging , Neuro CT Angiography, Automatic Bone Removal and LOW DOSE Pediatric studies; on ALL PATIENTS. With the addition of this NEW CT Scanner, Salem Township Hospital continues to deliver on its commitment to bring innovative healthcare technology to the community that we serve.

 

Crystal HicksDirector of Radiology

Crystal Hicks
Director of Radiology

 

To schedule an appointment
618-548-3194 ext 8154

Director Crystal Hicks
618-548-3194 ext 8208