Imaging at Stamford Memorial Hospital has continued to offer more and more services over the years. In addition to the traditional x-ray services, SMH offers computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, Flouroscopy, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Most services are available for both inpatient and outpatient services.
Radiology outpatient services are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. At Stamford Memorial Hospital we offer the following diagnostic services:
- CT scans or CAT scans have become an important diagnostic tool,. In a CT scan the x-ray source rotates around the patient while detectors record how much radiation is passed through the specific are to be imaged. This data is used to form a cross sectional image or a “slice”. This data can also be used to form three-dimensional models of the body part.
- Ultrasounds use high frequency sound waves to create an image. An ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation to produce images so there are no documented risks involved.
- Flouroscopy is an x-ray procedure that produces immediate images and motion on a screen. It is a study of moving body structures, similar to an x-ray “movie.”
- MRI is a non-invasive testing tool using powerful magnets and radio waves to form images. By targeting specific atoms in the body, MRI is able to clearly define soft tissue. MRI appointments are offered through the use of a portable unit made available to SMH on a routine basis.
Director of Radiology: Todd Frohn
Admissions: Frances Gilbreath
Telephone: (325) 773-4753