Diagnostic imaging encompasses a large variety of imaging services. Unlike the imaging equipment from decades ago, new procedures use advanced technology that provides a sharper image with lower doses of radiation. Imaging Services at National Park Medical Center include:
Black and white images that are used to examine organ and bone structure in the body.
64-Slice CT Scanner Technology
National Park Medical Center Provides Patients with the Most Advanced Technology in Medical Imaging with the Aquilion™ 64 Slice CT scanner by Toshiba America Medical Systems. Click here for more information.
The Breast Center at NPMC
The Breast Center of NPMC serves as an extension of the hospital services and focuses directly on women’s needs and breast health concerns. Providing one center strictly for women, The Breast Center aims to educate women on the prevention and the early detection of breast cancer.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Not all MRI units are the same. Depending on resolution levels, different MRI units provide a higher level of quality. National Park Medical Center is proud to offer the Short-Bore MRI.
The Short-Bore MRI provides the highest level of imaging quality available with the least amount of claustrophobia. At all times during the imaging process, the unit stays open to increase patient comfort. Appointments normally take less that 45 minutes and patients may listen to music throughout the MRI.
Computerized Tomography (CT)
Computerized tomography scanning is a diagnostic imaging procedure that shows the anatomy at different levels in the body. During a CT, an x-ray machine will rotate around the body so a physician may see the image from different angles. The exam normally takes less than one hour, depending on the examination.
In addition, NPMC offers Cardiac Scoring. Cardiac scoring is a revolutionary, pain free and non-invasive procedure that uses CT imaging to examine calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. These images can help you and your doctor determine your cardiac score, or risk of a heart attack.
By converting sound into imaging, the ultrasound test allows physicians to clearly see soft tissues in the body. The ultrasound team at National Park Medical Center uses the most up-to-date Acuson Sequoia ultrasound machine to provide clear images of the human body including mammography, cardiac, obstetric and high risk obstetric ultrasounds. Patients are able to receive high quality images with little to no discomfort. In addition to standard ultrasound, NPMC provides additional ultrasound scans including echocardiography, and Doppler ultrasound.
Ultrasound is also able to determine an individual’s risk of a heart attack or stroke. If a person has risk factors such as obesity, diabetes or high blood pressure, a physician may prescribe a screening ultrasound procedure to rule out blood clots, obstructions and narrowing of the artery.
Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive materials to examine and assess organ structure and function. This procedure is able to diagnose many diseases in the development stages. A physician may prescribe a nuclear medicine test to see how parts of the body function.
Nuclear Imaging with the GE INFINIA™ HAWKEYE
In an ongoing effort to provide the latest and most up-to-date medical equipment for the community, National Park Medical Center has installed a revolutionary diagnostic imaging system that combines nuclear medicine and computed tomography (CT). Click here for more information.
Dual Cardiac Cath Labs
NPMC is proud to offer the area’s only Dual Cardiac Catheterization Lab, which offers the convenience of more cardiac services in one setting. Click here for more information.