Imaging is the branch or specialty of medicine that utilizes imaging technologies such as routine x-rays and CT scans, to diagnose and treat diseases. These procedures are conducted on an inpatient and outpatient basis. We have the latest technology to perform these procedures.
3D Digital Mammography
Sweeny Community Hospital provides state of the art 3D Mammography which provides slices thru the entire breast to create a 3D image of the breast. Similar to a standard mammogram, during the 3D exposure, the x-ray tube moves to capture multiple images of the breast from different angles. Reconstructing these images in 3D enables the radiologist to see all around and between the breast tissues to help perform an accurate analysis. 3D mammography can be used with most women and for any type of breast, especially for women with dense breasts. The recommended frequency of screening remains the same – annually. Doctor’s order is required for the procedure. Appointments are made through the Registration Department.
Because there is no waiting for a film to be developed, digital images are immediately available. This means patients spend less time in the exam room.
The digital machine is fast, allowing patients less time to be in an uncomfortable position. Brightness, darkness and contrast can be adjusted and sections enlarged making reading easier, especially for patients with dense tissue. Digital images are easily stored and retrieved.
Digital mammography is considered a preferred diagnostic tool for women who are either under the age of 50, have very dense or extremely dense breast tissue, are still menstruating or are perimenopausal (starting menopause), but have had a period within the previous 12 months.
Talk with your doctor about having a digital mammogram.
Bone Density Screening
The perfect time to have a Bone Density test is at the time you have your Mammography procedure. When your Primary Care Provider writes orders for your mammogram, ask him or her if it’s time for a bone density test. If so, ask your PCP to include the second test in your orders and make an appointment with us for both.
The test shows the amount of bone mineral in your bone tissue. The procedure causes no pain and takes only minutes to complete.
Sweeny Community Hospital provides imaging which is a branch or specialty of medicine that utilizes imaging technologies like routine x-rays, Bone Density (DEXA), CT Scans and ultrasound to diagnose and treat diseases. We conduct procedures on both inpatients and outpatients. Our imaging team utilizes the most up-to-date imaging software that transmits your images electronically to a radiologist for faster interpretation. Some of these procedures require special preparation, so be sure to ask what is required when you schedule. Doctor’s order is required for the procedure. Call registration for an appointment.