Coming Soon: SPECT/CT
Combining the functional imaging available with SPECT and the anatomical imaging of computed tomography (CT) performed in one procedure will allow our Radiologists to carefully analyze the extent and location of radiopharmaceutical uptake, improving diagnostic accuracy.
64 Slice Dual-source CT Scanner
Our Radiology Department houses a Siemens 64 slice dual-source CT scanner. The scanner is designed with two sets of x-ray tubes and detector arrays in a single CT gantry. The addition of another tube speeds up the scan process which provides an advantage in emergency and acute care. Also, this scanner is able to perform CT angiography exams which evaluate the arteries, assess the function, observe anatomy and detect the degree of coronary of heart.
Digital mammography provides a Radiologist with clear and precise digital images rather than traditional X-ray images stored on film. This gives the Radiologist the ability to manipulate an image by magnifying an area in order to more easily detect small lesions and calcifications.
Philips Allura FD20/10 bi-plane Suite
We utilize a Philips Allura FD20 single plane and Philips Allura FD20/10 bi-plane flat panel interventional suite that provides our staff with the best image quality possible. We were the first hospital in the state of South Carolina with this technology. These rooms allow our staff to perform a full spectrum of cardiac and vascular interventions.
Diagnostic Rooms in the ER
Our radiology department also operates three diagnostic rooms in the emergency department. The rooms are positioned directly between the radiology and emergency departments, which adjoin one another on the main hospital level.
For the demand of intraoperative fluoroscopy, the department maintains a fleet of portable C-arm units in the Operating Suite. A total of 5 C-arm units are available, two by GE and three by OEC. Additional fixed C-arm equipment is installed in the cystoscopy suite and the vascular surgical suite. These portable units also share time with the Emergency department.
GE Centricity PACS
Our picture archiving and communications system (PACS) comprises several components in an imaging network, beginning with the acquisition of the image, the delivery of the image to a workstation manned by a radiologist, the marriage of the image with an official report and the storage of such images for future viewing. The system that LMC currently uses is GE Centricity PACS.