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Radiology

Radiology at Duncan Regional Hospital utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and highly trained, licensed staff to educate, test and diagnose patients.

We have harnessed some of today's most advanced imaging technology and brought it to Stephens County.

We invite you to learn more about our specialized imaging technology offerings:

For more information about Diagnostic Imaging, please call (580) 251-8901.

CT

This advanced technique is part of the state-of-the-art care you have come to expect from Diagnostic Imaging at Duncan Regional Hospital.

Take an in-depth look at how this technology helps our specialists diagnose your condition:

CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)

CT Scanners work by rotating around the patient as they lie on a table that moves through the CT ring. The CT ring contains an x-ray tube and receptor. The tube sends out X-rays and the receptor measures the amount of rays absorbed by the various tissues during the rotation of the ring.

Here is more information about how CT scans work:

  • CT Scans create pictures of parts of your body using a special scanner and computer.
  • CT Scanning has the ability to take detailed pictures or "slices" of soft tissue. 
  • Radiologists can create three-dimensional pictures helpful for diagnosing certain conditions.

For more information about Diagnostic Imaging, please call (580) 251-8901.

Heart Scan

Duncan Regional Hospital offers Heart Scans!

Early detection is the best way to get ahead of heart disease and the Heart Scan can help assess your risk - while there's still time to help prevent it.

A heart scan is used to screen for heart disease, which can identify problems early, when treatment can be most effective.

The scan creates images of your heart and coronary arteries, providing a precise measure of calcium deposits.

The Heart Scan is a simple, nonsurgical outpatient procedure. No injections, dyes, fasting or other preparations are necessary; nor do you need a physician referral.

Following the scan, each patient receives a private consultation where they learn their calcium score.

The Heart Scan is just $99, or $75.00 on your birthday. You must be 35 or older, unless a doctor order's it to get a Heart Scan.

It's a quick and affordable way to enjoy peace of mind.

MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiology, & Ultrasound

These four advanced techniques are part of the state-of-the-art care you have come to expect from Diagnostic Imaging at Duncan Regional Hospital.

Take an in-depth look at how these technologies help our specialists diagnose your condition:

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a way to take pictures of the inside the body. There is no harmful radiation associated with MRI procedures. Instead of radiation, the MRI uses the body's natural magnetic properties and radio waves emitted within a strong magnetic field. MRI uses a very strong magnet to generate a stronger magnetic field. The radio waves that are then emitted by the tissue are translated into an image that can be recorded.

Here is more information about our MRI services:

  • Duncan Regional Hospital offers the convenience of having MRI testing performed locally.
  • MRI is a non-invasive procedure that allows the technologist to obtain two-dimensional views of your internal organs and structures that can then aid in diagnosis. 
  • Highly trained, specialized technologists monitor your MRI procedure. 
  • Only $300.00 for a MRI Brain Scan

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine scans allow doctors to view organs that would otherwise be invisible to traditional x-rays. These scans are often used to view the liver, heart, brain, lungs, and thyroid gland. Scan results are then compared to images of healthy organs to look for any abnormalities.

Here is more information about our Nuclear Medicine services:

  • Nuclear medicine scans use very small, safe amounts of radioactive material to obtain images of specific organs. The radioactive materials emit gamma rays that can be detected externally by special types of computerized cameras that form images providing information about the organ being targeted.
  • Nuclear medicine scans are painless and harmless diagnostic tests.

Ultrasound & Echocardiography

While ultrasound technology is most commonly noted for observing babies inside the womb, it also has many other uses. One such procedure is the echocardiograph, which is used to evaluate the beating heart. The echocardiograph image then gives physicians information about the size of your heart chambers and the thickness of the chamber walls. The echocardiograph also records how well your heart muscle contracts and whether there is excess fluid around your heart.

Here is more information about how Ultrasound & Echocardiography work:

  • A jelly like substance is applied to the skin where the ultrasound will take place. Gel improves the transmission of sound waves which is what an ultrasound relies on for testing.
  • Echoes of sound waves are captured and translated into images. 
  • These images are displayed on a monitor and transferred to other media for medical professionals to evaluate.

For more information about Diagnostic Imaging, please call (580) 251-8901.