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Fayette County Memorial Hospital Imaging Center

Powerful Diagnostics in Washington Court House

FCMH’s Imaging Department 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.

Dr. Michael Barrows. Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) is pleased to welcome ABR board-certified radiologist, Dr. Barrows, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as part of a recent affiliation agreement between the two organizations. 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 the Wexner Medical Center Radiology faculty 24/7/365 days a year.

Digital Mammography

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

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.