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:
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Department
Newman Regional Health
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 1551
1201 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801
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