Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

Byrd Regional Hospital offers a full range of imaging services to provide patients with diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our imaging and radiology services teams work with doctors, nurses and other clinicians to deliver comprehensive care. Our digital imaging technology allows doctors to access test results immediately, so treatment can begin more quickly.

From ultrasounds and X-rays to CT scans and digital mammography, we offer a full spectrum of imaging services delivered by knowledgeable technologists. We offer:

  • CT
  • Digital Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Fluroscopy

Our trained imaging technologists are certified with advanced registries and are focused on patient safety and comfort.

CT Scan

A CT or CAT (computed tomography) scan combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues and vessels more visible.

Byrd Regional Hospital utilizes advanced 64-slice CT technology that can capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, an organ in one second, and perform a whole body scan in 10 seconds. This technology results in less radiation exposure for patients, and can be used to examine a wider range of conditions - everything from exams of the heart, spine, lungs and colon, to advanced techniques such as angiography.

MRI

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure that combines a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to provide detailed images of tissues, muscles, nerves and bones. Because MRI uses magnetic force and radio waves to create images, there is no radiation exposure during the procedure. MRI is often used instead of CT to study soft tissues or organs because bones do not obscure the organs and soft tissues as they do with CT imaging.

To learn more about our open air MRI services, read our brochure.

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

This uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create detailed images of organs and other internal body parts

Nuclear Medicine

This creates images of the body using radioactive substances, detecting tumors and determining the quality of blood flow through the heart and lungs