Columbus Regional Health's Radiology Department provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic testing and treatment using the latest in modern equipment and staff expertise to provide non-invasive viewing of soft tissue, blood vessels, and the skeletal system. In addition to traditional x-rays, our diagnostic imaging services include ultrasound, mammography, PET/CT, Interventional Radiology, CT scans, angiography, nuclear medicine, MRI, vascular lab, and bone densitometry. Our imaging services touch nearly every program at our hospital, improving our treatments and outcomes.
Our radiologists are board-certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and hold advanced certifications in such areas as Mammography, CT Scanning, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Vascular Lab, and Ultrasound. And to ensure the future quality of our staff, the entire Radiology Department participates in the clinical training of our students.
Innovative Imaging Services Diagnostic Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology is commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury.
Interventional Radiology - Specialized x-ray examinations of certain parts of the body are performed by the radiologist with the assistance of a registered nurse and registered technologists. Interventional Radiology procedures available at Columbus Regional Hospital include:
- PICC Lines (permanent catheters placed for use of medication administration)
- Myelography (special spine exam)
Digital Mammography - Comprehensive breast health services are provided through a full range of state-of-the-art equipment for all major breast-imaging procedures.
Breast MRI - Advanced technology used to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities in the breast. Breast MRI is performed when your doctor needs more information than a mammogram, ultrasound or clinical exam can provide.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - With MRI, sectional images of the body are obtained by using a strong magnet, radio waves, and a computer. MRI services at the hospital include all body parts (head, spine, extremity, MRA, soft tissue neck, abdomen, pelvis, etc.)
Diagnostic Ultrasound / Vascular Imaging - A machine is used to produce high frequency sound waves that are transmitted through a hand-held transducer into the body.
CT Scans - During a CT Scan a computerized x-ray unit obtains pictures of sections of the anatomy. CT scanning services include orthopedic, neurologic, abdominal, facial, pelvic, and peripheral scanning as well as CT guided biopsies.
PET/CT Scanning - Columbus Regional Hospital offers new PET/CT scanning technology that combines two separate diagnostic testing into one unit to provide faster scan times and higher-quality images. PET/CT helps in the early diagnosis of cancer and heart disease.
Nuclear Medicine - Using a small dose of radioactive material called a radioisotope, images are obtained related to the function of various body systems. SPECT, planar, and whole body imaging is provided.
Bone Densitometry - Bone densitometry allows for accurate assessment of bone density and the detection of clinically significant changes in bone mass.
Accreditation and Certifications The Radiology Department consistently follows standards established by the following accrediting and regulatory agencies:
- Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
- The American College of Radiology (ACR)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Indiana State Board of Health
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
- A three-year accreditation for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) by the American College of Radiology (ACR)