Advanced Imaging Services
Digital and film imaging is often a critical part of patient care, and SMRC is continually working to build on our facilities to keep up with new technologies and deliver the best diagnostics to our doctors and patients.
Among our recent acquisitions:
- A permanent MRI machine, the Siemens MAGNETOM (tm) Espree 1.5 Tesla Open Bore MRI, which is housed in an 1,800 square foot building newly added to the north side of the facility. The Espree MRI, with a bore opening of 70 cm (over two feet in diameter) and a table capacity of handling 550 pounds is the only 1.5 Tesla MRI system that provides enough room for obese patients and provides a comfortable experience for those who experience claustrophobia.
- A 4-D Ultrasound machine, the state-of-the-art in ultrasound imaging, and a digital mammography system, the latest technology in breast imagery. Both systems complete the department’s quest to function as a totally digital unit and greatly enhance our imaging services.
The primary focus of Advanced Imaging Services at Sumner Regional Medical Center is on diagnostic services. All requests for services are by physician orders only. Our experienced and dedicated imaging staff provides the following daily and 24-hour emergency services:
- Diagnostic radiology (X-ray)
- Ultrasound (Sonograms)
- CT’s, (CAT Scan)
- MRI, (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- DEXA (Bone Destiny)
The mammography department is certified by the FDA and is inspected annually as part of the Mammography Quality Standards Act. The CT and general x-ray machines are inspected annually, also. The radiology services offered at SRMC are mainly diagnostic, and because of this there is no threat posed by radiation from the equipment. Diagnostic radiology uses low doses of radiation, unlike radiation therapy, which is a service Sumner Regional Medical Center does not offer.