Parkview Adventist Medical Center – Hospital in Brunswick, Maine

Diagnostics and Screenings

Convenient, Quality and State-of-the-art Imaging Services

Diagnostic Imaging

We offer convenient, quality and cutting-edge services in the caring environment you have come to expect from Parkview Adventist Medical Center.

Services

X-ray, fluoroscopy, digital mammography, virtual and conventional colonoscopy, bone density, ultrasound, CT, nuclear medicine and MRI.

Hours

Parkview’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is covered 24/7 for general emergency and radiological exams.  Routine services by appointment, Monday – Friday, with some evening appointments available.

We also have a comprehensive Women’s Imaging Center, including breast care and osteoporosis screening.

Learn more about Women’s Health at Parkview

Convenience

We offer same-day or next-day appointments.

Your Parkview physician has your results in less than 12 hours, half the time required by most hospitals.

Our technology requires fewer repeat tests and shorter exam times.

Quality

Our facility is staffed by the Board-Certified physicians of The Radiology Specialists of Maine.

Our services, equipment and staff are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

These services include:

  • General Ultrasound (Abdomen/Pelvis/Extremeties)
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic Chest/Radiography/Fluoroscopy
  • CT
  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided Breast Core Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Ultrasound

For information about the importance of ACR accreditation, visit http://www.acr.org/.

State-of-the-Art

  • A film-free facility
  • First to offer isotropic multi-slice CT technology in Southern Maine
  • First to offer digital mammography in the Midcoast region
  • Fully-integrated PACS system to archive digital images
  • 3-D imaging capabilities for quicker, more accurate diagnosis
  • Computer-aided diagnostics with second look technology
  • Voice Dictation for faster exam turn-around times

RADIOGRAPHY:

Most commonly known as an x-ray, radiography is the oldest and most often used method of imaging.

FLUOROSCOPY:

Fluoroscopy uses a constant beam of x-rays to evaluate structures and movement within the body.  Often the patient swallows a dye (or the dye is injected) during the test, which helps outline internal organs and blood vessels on the x-ray.

MAMMOGRAPHY:

A Mammography exam, or mammogram, uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine the breasts and detects breast cancer in women.  For more about mammography, visit Parkview’s women’s health section.

Visit our web based education program to help you learn about breast cancer and its treatment. The site also connects you to a community of women who have breast cancer and providers who treat the disease.

Parkview was the first in the region to offer Digital Mammography, the future standard in breast imaging.

BONE DENSITY:

This quick and painless form of x-ray technology is called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, DXA or DEXA.  It is used to detect osteoporosis by measuring bone mineral density.

ULTRASOUND:

Ultrasound imaging or sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to capture real time images of internal organs. Ultrasound imaging is also used to evaluate blood vessels for narrowing or clots.  Most people are familiar with its use in examining a fetus during pregnancy.

CT:

Computed tomography, CT or CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to take images from all angles of the body and uses a computer to process the information.  At Parkview, our 3-D imaging technology allows the radiologist to manipulate the image, which provides a more accurate diagnosis without the use of additional radiation.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE:

Nuclear medicine is a subspecialty of radiology, which creates images from detecting energy emitted from a radioactive substance swallowed by a patient or given by injection.

MRI:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI uses a magnetic field instead of x-rays along with radiofrequency waves to create detailed images of internal organs and tissues.  An MRI is often used to image parts of the body not visible by any other imaging methods.

For more information, please visit a few sites recommended by our Radiologists.

Radiology Info

Society of Interventional Radiology

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 207.373.2252.

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