Diagnostics and Screenings
Convenient, Quality and State-of-the-art Imaging Services
We offer convenient, quality and cutting-edge services in the caring environment you have come to expect from Parkview Adventist Medical Center.
X-ray, fluoroscopy, digital mammography, bone density, ultrasound, CT, nuclear medicine and MRI. We also have a comprehensive Women’s Imaging Center, including breast care and osteoporosis screening.
Parkview’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is available for X-Ray and CT Scans from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days per week. No appointment necessary for X-Ray.
Mammography, Bone Density, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine are available by appointment Monday and Friday 7:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Tuesday and Thursday 7:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. / Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We offer same-day or next-day appointments. Parkview 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.
Our facility is staffed with Board Certified Radiologists. 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
- 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/.
- 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
Most commonly known as an x-ray, radiography is the oldest and most often used method of imaging.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 produces images which diagnose how organs and bodily systems are functioning. Radiopharmaceuticals are administered to the patient by highly trained board certified technologists.
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.
Society of Interventional Radiology
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 207.373.2252.