Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville is known for effective and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging for adults and children. As one of the area’s most advanced diagnostic imaging centers, we provide most of our services 24/7. We are fully integrated with our hospital and we work to detect the earliest signs of disease or injury and provide expert treatment.
Advanced Imaging Services
Our board-certified radiologists and technologists use advanced technology to provide high-quality imaging services to diagnose, monitor and treat illnesses and injuries. Comprehensive imaging includes:
- Angiography/ interventional radiology: During an angiogram, a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel and dye is injected to make the blood vessel visible during an X-ray.
- Bone densitometry: This specialized X-ray helps diagnose osteoporosis or determine fracture risk.
- CT scan: This fast imaging test uses X-rays and computers to create detailed images of the organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. With our 320 slice CT scanner, our department provides CT coronary artery imaging.
- Dedicated peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) service: By using ultrasound guidance, a PICC line is carefully placed in the patient’s arm and guided into the main vein near the heart. The PICC line allows patients to receive medicine and fluids over a long term.
- Diagnostic ultrasound: An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the structures inside the body. Ultrasound can safely examine a baby in a pregnant woman and help to diagnose pain, infection or medical conditions in children and adults.
- Holter monitors and electrocardiogram (EKG) testing: An EKG measures the electrical activity of the heart and can help determine if parts of the heart are enlarged, overworked or damaged. The heart’s electrical currents are detected by electrodes that are attached to the arms, legs and chest. A Holter monitor is a portable EKG device that records the heart’s rhythms and is worn for 24 to 48 hours during normal activity.
- Hybrid SPECT CT imaging: During a SPECT CT scan, a small amount of radioactive substance is injected into the bloodstream. Special cameras rotate around the body and produce 3-D images that show the function and structure of a part of the body. Madisonville's latest addition for SPECT imaging has reduced the time a patient must lie still by half.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce pictures of organs and structures in the body and can often show problems not seen by other imaging methods.
- Mammography: We utilize Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis, which produces a three-dimensional picture of the breast and is specialized imaging that uses low-dose X-rays to detect changes in breast tissue.
- Nuclear medicine: During a nuclear medicine test, a small amount of radioactive substance is injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The substance releases energy and cameras outside the body detect the energy. The cameras and a computer create detailed images of the inside of the body to help identify medical conditions in the earliest stages. Nuclear medicine can also be used to treat cancer and other medical conditions.
- Positron emission tomography (PET) scan: During a PET scan, a small amount of radioactive material is swallowed, inhaled or injected. The organs and tissues in the body absorb the material, and when detected by the PET scanner, show how the organs and tissues work.
- Vascular studies: These studies use high frequency sound waves to check the blood flow in the veins and arteries. or diagnostic angiography as noted above.
With You Every Step of the Way
Our staff includes board-certified radiologists, endoscopy clinicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, speech therapists and registered radiologic technologists. From helping you prepare for your test or procedure to listening carefully to your questions and clearly explaining everything you need to know, you’ll appreciate our support.
Preparing for Your Test
Preparing for your imaging test is an important way to assure the best results. We will carefully explain the test to you so you understand what you will feel and what will happen. Some imaging tests require no special preparation, while others may require that you avoid eating or drinking for a certain period prior to the test, require you inhale or swallow a special dye or tracking substance, or require you to drink a large volume of water or other liquid. We will provide full instructions.
Comfort and Convenience
We strive to make every part of your diagnostic imaging experience as pleasant and convenient as possible. Appointments for our high-quality services are offered to help fit your schedule. Plus, all imaging exams are digital, becoming part of your medical record and available at any Baptist Health Deaconess affiliated location through your electronic medical record.
Awards and Recognition
We are proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology in CT Scan and mammography.
For more information or to schedule your exam, please call 270-825-6637.