For outpatients: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
For emergency and inpatients: 24/7 on call
Call (620) 564-2548, and speak with Tenelle Nuest, Imaging Director
In our Imaging Services Department, our talented staff will take the extra time to take care of you, make sure you're comfortable, and get the best images possible.
Don't forget - we can perform any of the following radiology services here, even if you don't doctor at our Clinic. Simply ask your provider to send us your order, and then come on over when its convenient for you!
Traditional radiography (x-ray) can be performed on many different parts of the body, for many different reasons. Most often, x-rays are used to diagnose bone abnormalities, such as breaks and fractures, or obstructions of the lungs or bowels. They can be used to detect some diseases, as such as pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary edema.
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is similar to a traditional x-ray in that it takes the same type of image, but it takes many images from many angles, instead of one. Each image is called a "slice" and can be layered with the others to create a more complete image of the inside of the body. CT scans are used to diagnose a wide range of diseases and injuries.
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the body. An EKG can be used to measure the rate and rhythm of heartbeats, the size, and position of the heart chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart's muscle cells or conduction system, the effects of cardiac drugs, and the function of implanted pacemakers.
Digital mammography is a specialized form of mammography that uses digital receptors and computers instead of x-ray film to help examine breast tissue for breast cancer. The electrical signals can be read on computer screens, permitting more manipulation of images to allow radiologists to more clearly view the results.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Two X-ray beams with different energy levels are aimed at the bones. The DXA scan is typically used to diagnose and follow osteoporosis and other bone diseases and bones healing from infections, fractures, or tumors.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body. MRIs have multiple uses and are used in many specialties.
ULTRASOUND OR SONOGRAPHY
Medical ultrasound (also known as diagnostic sonography) is a diagnostic imaging technique based on sound waves with frequencies which are higher than those audible to humans. It is used to see internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs. The aim of often to find a source of a disease or to exclude any pathology. The sound echoes off the tissue; with different tissues reflecting varying degrees of sound. These echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time image to the operator.