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.