RADIOLOGY / DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
Radiology services at Monadnock Community Hospital (MCH) are technologically advanced and offer extensive imaging services which are not often found in a small community hospital. Services include:
MCH is able to offer a state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla Philips MRI Scanner onsite. This MRI scanner allows for faster scanning and more complex procedures. The MRI scanner has received rave reviews from referring physicians for its quality images, which help to improve the accuracy of diagnosis.
CT is equipped with a Toshiba 32-slice high-speed helical scanner capable of very short exam times, while providing superb quality diagnostic images. This is excellent for routine CT exams as well as vascular studies, or scans requiring software manipulations such as 3D reconstructions. CT is used to image all parts of the body and is extremely useful for trauma cases. CT scanning is available around the clock for patients with emergency needs.
Staffed 24 hours a day, MCH has three modern GE® radiographic rooms which can perform a wide range of exams - from imaging the skeletal system to imaging the digestive and urinary tracts, and reproductive organs.
Procedures are performed on a GE Dual Head Millennium VG Gamma Camera. Exams are performed after administration of an isotope. The camera tracks normal and abnormal isotope activity throughout the body or organ in question. With the addition of the Gamma Camera, Monadnock is capable of providing cardiac and oncology patients with timely care and treatment closer to home, previously only available at larger hospitals. This includes Lymphoscintigraphy, an exam that locates abnormal lymph nodes in melanoma and breast cancer patients.
Women's Imaging Center
Monadnock's Women's Imaging Center offers comprehensive diagnostic imaging that includes Mammography, Ultrasound, Bone Mineral Densitometry, and Stereoctatic Breast Biopsy all enclosed with a separate waiting room for complete privacy.