Parkway Medical Center’s skilled technologists and physician specialists use the latest in medical technology, offering comprehensive diagnostic and imaging services to help your physician determine the best course of treatment for you.
Radiology Services include, but are not limited to:
- 64 Slice CT Scanning (often called a “CAT scan”)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Digital Mammography
- Bone Density Scans
- General/fluoroscopic radiography
Nuclear Medicine is a form of imaging using special low dose radioactive procedures to diagnose medical conditions. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Heart Scans (Cardiolite)
- Muga Scan
- Bone Scan
- Thyroid Uptake and Scan
- Parathyroid Scan
- Lung Scan
- Renal Scan
Cardiopulmonary Services include, but are not limited to:
- Stress testing
- Peripheral vascular testing
- Complete pulmonary function testing
- Electroencephalograms (EEG)
The majority of routine, outpatient and inpatient appointments are made through the central scheduling office. When calling to make an appointment, the following information should be available:
- Patient Name
- Date of Birth
- Home Telephone
- Work Telephone
- Procedure/Test to be scheduled
- Type of Insurance
- Insurance Policy # (if applicable)
Central Scheduling will request that a doctor’s order be faxed or that patients bring the doctor’s order with them on the day of testing. Patients who arrive for testing without a doctor’s order (written or faxed) may have their test delayed. Confirm the order by contacting the doctor or his/her office.
On the day of the test, patients should visit our Registration office, located in the lobby of the center entrance of the hospital, before going to the appropriate testing area.
Central Scheduling Telephone: 256.301.3488 or 256.301.3472.
Central Scheduling Fax: 256.350.4131.
PMC’s Radiology Department uses medical radiation and diagnostic imaging techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Department works with the most advanced technology available allowing the early diagnosis of many diseases and disorders without surgical procedures.
The Department recently purchased a new CT Scanner, offering the advantages of this new piece of equipment include three-dimensional capabilities and a significant increase in the speed of turnaround time — a test which previously took 30 minutes now takes approximately two or three minutes. In addition, up to a third less injectable contrast material is needed for a procedure. Other recent advancements in the Department include advanced digital fluoroscopy and a new mammography unit is slated for 2011. The Department is staffed with Registered Radiologic Technologists and support personnel.
Medical imaging is process used to create images of the human body (or parts and function thereof) for clinical purposes. At Parkway Medical Center, for example, medical imaging encompasses x-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and nuclear medicine. These images are used by physicians to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses or injuries.
Parkway Medical Center’s bone densitometer takes Bone Mineral Density (BMD) measurements, which enable our radiologist to determine a patient’s risk of fracture and osteoporosis. Our professionally trained and certified staff utilizes a Lunar DPX Alpha densitometer for high-resolution imaging and fast, precise measurements.
The Hi Speed CT technology allows for 3D image reconstruction which reduces radiation exposure, exam time and provides improved imaging capabilities.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a painless alternative to X-rays. With a large magnet, radiowaves and a computer, your body is scanned to provide very detailed pictures of areas that cannot be viewed on conventional X-rays. MRI exams make it possible for physicians to examine certain types of tissue and obtain important information that will help them in the diagnosis of disease, bone and joint abnormalities and a multitude of other possibilities.
Digital Mammography (ACR Accredited)
Mammograms are low energy X-rays of the breast that are used to screen apparently normal breasts for cancer. Early detection of breast cancer is known to save lives. Yearly mammograms are recommended for women 40 and over, though screening schedules should be determined by your physician. And Jacksonville Medical Center will soon have the power of technology in providing digital mammography. With highly detailed images for a more accurate and timely diagnosis.
Our Imaging Services offers a full range of ultrasound services that includes cardiac, obstetrical and gynecologic, vascular, abdominal and breast imaging.