Radiology Services

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 of emergencies.

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To learn more about our imaging services, contact Director of Radiology Heather Decker at 812-254-8851, or email hdecker@dchosp.org.