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Bingham Memorial Hospital’s radiology department offers a range of diagnostic options in a patient-friendly environment. Our team of specialized radiologists diagnose and treat a range of conditions of all organ systems, including breast, musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiothoracic, abdominal and vascular injury and disease.

Bingham Memorial’s radiology team assists physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by performing tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids. The tests that lab technicians conduct assist doctors in verifying the causes of an illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment options.

Our lab, x-ray, and pulmonary testing services offer the very newest technology to our patients. We have invested millions of dollars in state-of-the-art medical equipment. The diagnostic testing services we offer are second-to-none, and are equal to the software and equipment found at major university hospitals throughout the nation. Our cutting-edge technologies provide our physicians with superb body images which enhance clinical productivity, and allow for precise medical images. We provide premier MRI and CT Scanning, nuclear medicine, x-ray, ultrasound, and bone density testing in the comfort of your community.

Bingham’s combination of experience and technology provide our patients with extra security when it comes to their important radiology tests and results. Not all labs are created equal, and Bingham Memorial’s radiology department rises to the top with experienced radiology technicians who use the very latest in high-tech equipment.

Equipment

What is an MRI Scan?

An MRI uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures which provide accurate information regarding the structure of the joints, soft tissues, and bones of the body. The image and resolution produced by an MRI is quite detailed and can detect tiny changes in structures within the body, which makes it an extremely accurate method of disease detection.

What is a CT or CAT Scan?

A CT or CAT scan is an x-ray procedure which uses a computer to combine numerous x-ray images to generate cross-sectional views and three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. CT scans are used to analyze the head, blood clots, skull fractures, tumors, infections, hearts, and even bone density. These scans assist doctors in procedures by helping physicians to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments.

What type of CT and MRI equipment does Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department use?

Bingham Memorial Hospital’s radiology equipment is first-class, and is equal to, and in many cases better than the equipment in facilities around the region. Bingham Memorial has a state-of-the-art MRI Scanner, with a magnet that measures at 1.5 Tesla, and features software that is used in teaching hospitals. Bingham also has a new, 64-slice CT Scanner that is cutting-edge, and second to none in our area.

What is the latest radiology equipment to arrive at Bingham Memorial Hospital?

Bingham Memorial Hospital purchased a new DEXA Scanner (the most widely used method for measuring bone density), a specialized Vascular Ultrasound Machine that allows physicians to see inside vessels and arteries while performing procedures, and innovative Nuclear Medicine Equipment, which produces special pictures offering details on both the structure and function of organs and other internal body parts.

Articles
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    March 08, 2016

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