Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging Services Department has the latest equipment available to give physicians an inside look at the workings of patients’ bodies.

At Morehead Memorial Hospital, trained technologists perform X-ray studies, ultrasound imaging, nuclear medicine, CT (computerized tomography) scans, interventional mammography, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) studies.

Coronary CT angiography is an advanced non-invasive technology for seeing inside the arteries of the heart. Similar to any other clinical CT study, it involves the injection of an X-ray contrast agent (also called a dye) in the arm, and the actual scanning, which takes only 16-20 seconds. The procedure often detects more disease than a standard X-ray angiogram (cardiac catheterization) by visualizing the soft and calcified plaque.