Imaging Services/Radiology of DCH
Imaging services, applies to a wide range of procedures that provide medical
professionals with a look at the body’s internal structures. X-rays
would be an example of a radiology service. At Daviess Community Hospital,
we have invested in advanced technology that allows us to obtain a detailed
view of a patient’s tissues, organs, skeletal system, and internal
functions. These tests are invaluable in both diagnosing conditions and
checking to see how far a disease has advanced to determine whether or
not current treatment is effective.
Learn more about our imaging services:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – This test is a full body scan
that creates images of the body’s soft tissue and organs. Instead
of radiation, MRIs use radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field
to obtain images, making it a common test to check the progression of
cancer. The MRI test is most often used in the diagnosis of cancer, heart
and vascular disease, stroke, and joint disorders. Our MRI services are
available Monday-Friday starting at 8:30 a.m.
- Digital Mammography – Imaging tests are one of the most effective
tools we have in the fight against breast cancer. Our digital mammography
services are capable of detecting cancer in its earliest stages so patients
can begin treatment as quickly as possible.
- Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan – A CT scan produces similar images
to an MRI, but it uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology
to create images. Images produced by CT scans do not have the same quality
as an MRI result, but they are generally much cheaper can be performed
faster, making them ideal when a patient needs an emergency imaging test.
- Positron Emission Tomography Scanning (PET) – These scans are typically
used to evaluate the body’s inner functions. Before the test, patients
are injected with a small radioactive dye that will highlight the areas
of the body that need to be examined. By observing these highlighted areas
using the scanner, we can determine numerous things about the patient’s
condition, including how far cancer may have spread or if they are suffering
from any brain disorders.
Outpatient imaging procedures are available Mondays through Fridays beginning
at 8:00 a.m., except for X-rays, which we provide 24/7 year-round in case
Click here to Learn More About Preparing for Your Test.
To learn more about our imaging services, contact Director of Radiology
Heather Decker at 812-254-8851, or email