Diagnostic Imaging at Titusville Area Hospital
Imaging technology is essential in healthcare. By obtaining clear images
of what’s going on inside the body, physicians are capable of diagnosing
conditions to determine the most effective treatment for you. Titusville
Area Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to
ensure you receive the best possible exam.
Highly trained radiologists and certified technologist operate the imaging
equipment. Their keen eyes review the results for any anomalies or irregularities
that could indicate a bone fracture, cancer, or other abnormality.
Our Diagnostic Imaging Equipment
X-rays – X-ray machines utilize electromagnetic radiation to create an image of
the patient’s skeletal system. It is highly useful in determining
the severity of broken bones and identifying concerns related to the lungs
or other tissues.
Ultrasounds – These are most commonly known for their use during pregnancy to create
an image of the developing fetus, but they can also be used to examine
muscle tissues for cysts or other abnormalities.
Echocardiograms – This is another type of ultrasound specifically designed for the heart.
Using sound waves that bounce off the chest cavity, a moving imaging of
the heart is created on a video screen and can help diagnose the cause
of chest pain or check how the heart is functioning.
Bone Density Scan – A bone density test is used on patients with weak or brittle bones to check
for osteoporosis. It is often used during treatment of osteoporosis and
bone fractures to check on the healing process.
CT Imaging – More commonly known as a CAT scan, this is an advanced x-ray technique
that creates more detailed, three-dimensional pictures of the body. It
is commonly used if a patient suffered a head injury, in diagnosing a
stroke, identifying tumors or other organ abnormalities.
Mammography – This is a screening tool for breast cancer. It uses x-rays to exam breast
tissue and detect cancer.
MRI – The full name of this diagnostic technique is magnetic resonance imaging.
Utilizing a combination of magnetic and radio waves, the device creates
detailed images of body tissue and organs. It is highly effective in diagnosing
spine and brain disorders, including tumors, aneurysms, and multiple sclerosis.
Nuclear medicine – In this technique, a small amount of non-harmful radioactive material
is placed into the patient’s body to highlight specific areas of
the body that are usually too hard to see through other imaging techniques.
A radioactive tracer allows the doctor a chance to follow blood flow in
a patient’s body, and evaluate their cardiovascular health.
Diagnostic imaging is ordered for patients by their physician. Once the
exam is complete, the results are sent to your physician. X-ray exams
do not require an appointment. They are performed during normal business
hours. All other exams need to be scheduled in advanced. To schedule an
appointment call the Imaging Department at (814) 827 - 1851 ext. 4890.