Radiology at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital
We are proud to offer a full range of Radiological Services at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. The state-of-the-art digital imaging technology we offer along with our specialized staff not only save valuable time but also provide high quality images with the lowest reasonably achievable dose. Our comprehensive radiology services include X-ray, MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Bone Densitometry, and Mammography.
“We’ve made a commitment to making cutting-edge radiological technology available to the residents of our community,” says Edward Anderson, CEO of Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. “This ongoing investment in our hospital translates into patient advantage. Our local residents can have total confidence that our radiological services deliver the high-quality pictures needed for medical diagnosis.”
Below we highlight some of the procedures offered. Please click here to view a full list of radiological services.
- CT scans – Computer tomography (CT) equipment uses x-rays to scan the body to detect a variety of diseases and conditions. Our cutting-edge CT equipment has the capability of performing coronary CTA’s and calcium scorings which produce images of the coronary arteries to determine if they are blocked or narrowed by buildup plaque.
- Digital mammography – Mammograms are commonly used to screen or diagnose for breast cancer. In general, digital mammography is better at finding breast cancer in women who:
- Are premenopausal or peri-menopausal
- Are under age 50
- Have dense breast tissue
- Echocardiograms – Echocardiograms use ultrasound techniques to assess heart wall motion abnormalities, heart valves, and heart function to screen for the presence of heart disease.
- MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field along with radio waves to produce detailed images inside your body. MRI aids in diagnosing a disease or injury and can monitor how you are doing with a treatment. MRI can be used on different body parts but is especially useful when performed on soft tissues and nervous system.
- Nuclear medicine – Nuclear medicine is a method of medical imaging used to diagnose a wide range of conditions by administering radiopharmaceuticals, which capture the function of patient’s organ and/or tissues using a gamma camera. Imaging using nuclear medicine provides us with unique information that typically cannot be obtained using other techniques.
- Ultrasound – Ultrasounds are a safe imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It involves the use of a transducer and ultrasound gel that is placed directly on skin. Ultrasounds are commonly used to study a person’s internal organs, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels.
To learn more about the radiology services at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, or to schedule an appointment, please call Central Scheduling at (904) 259-3151 ext. 3326.