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 image 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 the 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 examine breast tissue to 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 a patient 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 advance. To schedule an appointment call the Imaging Department at 814-827-1859.