Columbus Regional Health's Radiology Department located within Columbus Regional Hospital 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.
Diagnostic Radiology is commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury.
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)
Comprehensive breast health services are provided through a full range of state-of-the-art equipment for all major breast-imaging procedures.
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.
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.).
A machine is used to produce high frequency sound waves that are transmitted through a hand-held transducer into the body.
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.
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.
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 allows for accurate assessment of bone density and the detection of clinically significant changes in bone mass.
Convenient Outpatient Location
Columbus Diagnostic Imaging provides a complete range of Outpatient Imaging services at a convenient location in Columbus. This location is part of Columbus Regional Health and works closely with Columbus Regional Hospital based imaging services to extend our full range of services.
CDI offers convenient access including same-day appointments for most modalities along with the option of walk-in availability for general X-ray needs. The imaging services at CDI include a new 1.5 high field Tesla MRI along with Board Certified Radiologists located on-site allowing for results to be sent to the ordering physician's office within 24 hours.
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)