State-of-the-Art Imaging Services
To learn more about our radiology services, department, scheduling exams,
and general exam preparation, please contact your physician or call (870) 508-1160.
Baxter Regional Medical Center offers a vast range of radiology services
to our patients. Our state-of-the-art imaging equipment and technology
is utilized by our highly skilled radiology specialists. By effectively
using our technology and talents, we are able to accurately diagnose and
treat medical conditions in countless patients across the nation.
This is an imaging technique that utilizes x-rays to display moving or
real-time pictures of the patient’s anatomy. This technique allows
us to analyze specific organs and bodily systems effectively. Oftentimes,
the patient is provided a contrast material through ingestion, injection,
or an enema. This contrast material allows us to highlight specific blood
vessels or organs.
The 3-D digital mammography available at the
BRMC Breast Imaging Center provides the best available technology for early detection, allowing physicians
to spot potential concerns in a way never before possible. The quality
of 3-D digital mammography is far superior to analog, allowing radiologists
to see subtle changes that could be missed with conventional analog or
Mammograms are given to women who have noticed changes in their breasts
or women who had an abnormal screening mammogram. These screening mammograms
are given for women who have not yet developed any problems with their
breasts. These are exceedingly important in detecting early stages of
breast cancer. A stereotactic breast biopsy is an effective way to remove
breast tissue that is abnormal by utilizing digital radiography. This
method can locate the exact placement of the tissue that needs to be analyzed,
allowing us to perform the removal efficiently.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is another effective diagnostic imaging procedure that utilizes strong
radio and magnet frequencies to create images of the patient’s body.
This imaging can create two dimensional or three dimensional cross-section
images of the patient’s anatomy. It is effective at observing body
tissues that are normally only observable in surgery. BRMC uses 3T MRI,
the most advanced technology available.
Computed Tomography (CT)
A CT scan, also referred to as a CAT scan, utilizes x-ray imaging and computers
to make an image depicting the inside of the patient’s body. Most
anatomical features are observable using a CT scan.
This method of treatment utilizes tiny amounts of radioactive material
to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases including heart disease,
many different types of cancer, and other abnormalities in our patients’
bodies. These procedures are noninvasive and generally painless tests
that can help our doctors diagnose different conditions. These scans utilize
radioactive substances that are inhaled, swallowed, or injected. These
substances produce a specific type of energy that is analyzed by our scanning
equipment. Our computers then produce images detailing the condition of
our patients’ organs and tissues.
Ultrasound imaging is also referred to as ultrasound sonography and scanning.
This procedure utilizes high frequency sound waves to observe our patients’
bodies. We allow the sounds waves to travel through the body, ultimately
providing us with a picture depicting the inside of our patients’
anatomies. These exams are noninvasive and do not utilize radiation like
x-rays. The images produced by these procedures are shown in real time
and can display the internal organs’ structure and movement. They
can also show blood travelling through our patients’ blood vessels.