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Imaging

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.

General X-Ray

X-ray is a procedure commonly used to produce images of the inside of the body. This imaging technique is a quick and painless procedure.

Fluoroscopy

This is an imaging technique that utilizes x-rays to display moving or real-time images 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 the internal structure and function of specific organs and areas within the body.

Mammography

The 3-D digital mammography available at the Baxter Regional 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 digital mammography.

Screening mammograms are given for women who have not yet developed any problems with their breasts. Diagnostic mammograms are given to women who have noticed changes in their breasts or women who had an abnormal screening mammogram. Mammograms 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 detailed 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 structures that are normally only observable in surgery. Baxter Regional uses a 1.5 and 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. CT is effective at imaging trauma and stroke. BRMC uses 128 slice CT scanners, the most advanced technology available.

Nuclear Medicine

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

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 image depicting the inside of our patients’ anatomies. Most 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 traveling through our patients’ blood vessels.

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