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Newman Regional Health

Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

State-of-the-Art Medical Imaging Services for all Your Needs

Newman Regional Health’s Radiology Department is fully equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology. Our advanced medical imaging services assist our doctors in diagnosing medical problems quickly and formulating effective treatment plans. All images are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist, who works closely with the referring physician and nursing team.

Radiology services at Newman Regional Health include:

3D/4D Elective Ultrasound

See your baby like never before!

Newman Regional Health is excited to offer mothers the opportunity to get a sneak peak of their unborn baby with a 3D/4D ultrasound. From a yawn to a stretch, or the beating of your baby’s heart, your 3D/4D ultrasound will allow you to take a peek at your baby’s first movements in the womb.

Imagine seeing your baby sucking on her thumb or waving his little hand at you. With our exciting technology, you can actually see what your baby is going to look like before he or she is born!

Newman Regional Health uses 4D ultrasound technology to bring images of your unborn baby to life. The 4D is an extension of the 3D ultrasound, with the added ability to capture the motion of the baby.

With our GE Logic 9 3D/4D ultrasound system, you will witness the activities of your baby inside the womb that are difficult to identify on only traditional 2D scanning. You can trust us with your precious moments, as your ultrasound will be performed by a registered ultrasound technologist.

See FAQs below for more information

CT Scan

Computed tomography (CT), also known as a “CAT scan,” is a medical diagnostic tool that creates images of internal structures within the human body. CT scans aid physicians in diagnosing disease, viewing internal abnormalities, and assessing the extent of trauma. Newman Regional Health is equipped with a LightSpeed16 Computed Tomography (CT) system that provides highly detailed images of the human body.

The LightSpeed16 CT scanner non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas, including spine, head, abdomen and chest. The LightSpeed16 CT scanner allows doctors to simultaneously capture multiple wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds, shaving precious minutes off the exam time.

The LightSpeed16 CT system compliments and extends the high range of quality diagnostic services that Newman Regional Health offers the residents of Emporia and the surrounding area. LightSpeed16 provides our doctors with vastly improved image quality, and entry into new applications such as CT angiography, cardiology, CT colonography, and an overall enhanced diagnostic confidence on all studies.

Learn more about CT scan in Newman Regional Health’s patient education library.

Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy, or "kidney stone crusher," is a non-surgical procedure that treats kidney stones. Lithotripsy generates low energy shock waves that break kidney stones into tiny particles. The particles pass naturally through the urinary system.

Lithotripsy usually last from 30 to 60 minutes. A lithotripsy mobile unit provides services at Newman Regional Health. Laser lithotripsy is available and performed in conjunction with a surgical procedure.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) produces detailed images of the body's organs and tissues without patient discomfort, exposure to radiation, or dye injections. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field and radiofrequency to produce computerized pictures.

For doctors, MRI is advantageous in determining soft tissue disorders, including cartilage and ligament tears and herniated disks, but it also can be helpful in diagnosing bone disorders such as tumors.

Designed with the patient in mind, our Infinion 1.5T ultra-short bore MRI system is the shortest, most open high field scanner available. Our MRI is comfortable for patients because its design decreases claustrophobic feelings and exams are faster – about half the time of traditional open MRI. Our MRI has five times the power and produces the best possible images for doctors than traditional open scanners.

Visit Newman Regional Health’s patient education library to learn more about MRI.

Nuclear Scans

A nuclear scan shows how well an organ functions. The procedure begins with the injection of small amounts of radioactive trace material (isotopes). The organ absorbs the radioactive material. The special camera on the nuclear scan detects the radiation in the organ. The camera moves at different angles and sends signals to a computer that constructs an image of an organ and its circulation. Nuclear scans help doctors diagnose many conditions, including cancer.

Visit Newman Regional Health’s patient education library to learn more about nuclear medicine.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create images. During ultrasound, a technician moves a small device on the skin. The device transmits signals that a computer converts into moving images. The image is displayed on a computer screen.

There are many uses for ultrasound including viewing a developing fetus, abdominal organ, thyroid, prostate, heart function, and blood flow through major vessels.

Newman Regional Health is excited to offer mothers the opportunity to get a sneak peak of their unborn baby with a 3D/4D ultrasound.

Visit Newman Regional Health’s patient education library to learn more about pregnancy ultrasound.

Frequently Asked Questions about 3D/4D Ultrasound

What are the benefits of an elective prenatal ultrasound?

We offer elective 3D/4D prenatal ultrasounds to provide a positive bonding experience for the mother, father, and family members with the unborn baby. We feel that realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial to the whole family.

Does this take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor's office?

No. Women seeking an elective 3D/4D prenatal ultrasound with Newman Regional Health must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic ultrasound ordered by their doctor to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. At no time is the 3D/4D prenatal ultrasound to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, please call (620) 343-6800, ext. 1167 for an appointment.

How long does the 4D ultrasound take?

Your 4D ultrasound session will last between 20 and 30 minutes.

How far along should I be before I have a 4D ultrasound?

We recommend having the examination performed between the 26th and 32nd week of the pregnancy. However, excellent images of your baby are obtained any time after about 22 weeks of pregnancy. Many mothers obtain more than one 4D ultrasound and have images to enjoy from their second and third trimesters.

Will I always get a beautiful picture of my baby?

Usually, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is persistently looking face down, it may be difficult to see the baby's face. We make no promises that the images will be similar to those you might have seen elsewhere or even from our hospital, or that we can always meet everyone's expectations.

Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother's condition. We make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby are visible. We may even reschedule you to come back for no additional charge.

Can I bring my family and friends?

Yes. In fact, we encourage our clients to invite family and friends to attend the elective 4D ultrasound session. This is a joyous and wonderful experience, one that can be shared with your family and loved ones.

Are you able to tell the sex of the baby?

Yes, in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby. We can't, however, guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage, and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex.

At this point, insurance does not cover the cost of our elective 4D ultrasound. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor-ordered ultrasound (which we can also do at Newman Regional Health), you will need to pay the cost of this ultrasound as an out-of-pocket expense. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.

How much does it cost?

A 4D ultrasound costs $125. The package includes:

  • Five black and white photos
  • Five color photos
  • One 8” x 10” photo
  • CD containing all the images and video clips from your session

Meet the Radiologists

Andy Legako, DO

Andy Legako, DO

Dr. Andy Legako
Radiologist
Practice Location: Newman Regional Health, Radiology Department

Frank Yakovich, MD

Frank Yakovich, MD

Dr. Frank Yakovich
Radiologist
Practice Location: Newman Regional Health, Radiology Department

Contact

Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Department
Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 1551

Address:
1201 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801

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1201 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Phone: (620) 343-6800
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1301 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801