Fayette County Memorial Hospital Imaging Center
Powerful Diagnostics in Washington Court House
FCMH’s Imaging Center plays an important role in diagnosing illnesses.
We offer ultrasound, mammography, computerized tomography (CT), MRI, nuclear
medicine, bone density scans, fluoroscopy and plain radiography. Our radiologists
interpret your exams and report their findings to your attending physician.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has partnered with Riverside Radiology
and lnterventional Associates, one of the largest private radiology practices
in the United States. Dr. Michael Barrows, board certified diagnostic
radiologist has been named Medical Director of the FCMH Radiology Department
and will continue to provide the same professional care you've come
to know from the FCMH Radiology Department. He has over 16 years of experience
in all areas of diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures, with a
special focus on breast imaging.
Continuous sub-specialty diagnostic imaging support will be provided remotely
by Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates 24/7 365 days a year.
Digital mammography is now available at the Women’s Wellness Center
located in MAB2, First Floor, Suite 230. Digital mammography gives us
a whole new way of seeing.
Advantages of digital mammography:
- Gives doctors and technologists ability to manipulate the images
- Requires fewer "retakes" due to photography errors
- Reduces patient exposure to x-rays
- Allows for earlier detection of abnormal masses (up to two years earlier)
We have multiple mammography technicians and mammograms can be scheduled
Monday from 12:00 PM – 8 PM and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00
AM – 3:30 PM. Click here to view our Fayette County Memorial Hospital
Partners in Pink Mammography Program.
Ultrasound equipment uses high-pitched sound waves and echoes to obtain
pictures of different organs in your body. No radiation is involved. Prior
to the procedure, the patient will be instructed by their doctor on the
preparation that is needed. The technologist will explain the exam and
a transducer and jelly will be put on the area that is to be scanned.
The procedure usually lasts less than 30 minutes. This service is available
Sunday through Friday, mornings and afternoons.
Computerized Tomography (CT)
The CT unit helps the physician diagnose and identify problems that ordinary
x-ray equipment can’t. Prior to the procedure, your physician will
instruct you on the necessary preparation. Many CT scans require a prep
prior to the exam; some do not. You will have to lie on a table for your
test. The table will move through a gantry (an opening that looks like
a doughnut). Your exam will show 3-D images of your body that will enable
the radiologist to determine the results of your scan. Your CT scan will
take 10 to 30 minutes. They can be scheduled Monday-Friday.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The most recent advancement in imaging procedures, MRI, produces detailed
images of the human body without the need for x-rays. Instead, an MRI
uses finely tuned radio waves to stimulate atoms in the human body. When
these atoms are then aligned by a very large magnet, they give off their
own radio waves, which can be detected by a powerful antenna. A computer
then makes various calculations about these radio waves, producing accurate
black-and-white pages of the human body. This process takes approximately
one hour and is most useful in examining the head, neck, abdomen, bones,
and joints. FCMH offers MRI five days a week.
Have more questions about our Fayette County Memorial Hospital Imaging
Center? Contact our knowledgeable team today about our facilities or questions
about your upcoming appointment.