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Radiology Services Made Easy

Radiology Services Made Easy

Radiology is a medical specialty in which doctors use images of the body to diagnose and treat disease. Radiologists receive specific training to interpret these images, while radiologic technologists are trained to use equipment that creates these images.

Your Radiology Guide

Archbold offers on-site imaging and radiologist reads, which means you get the results of your scan sooner than at centers where images are sent to an off-site radiologist.

“Being on-site enables the radiologist to discuss results with the patient, explain follow-up recommendations and answer any questions a patient may have,” said Brandi Lanier, MD, radiologist at Archbold. “Often the radiologist who performed imaging services is also the one who manages the procedure.”

Dr. Lanier added that Archbold’s on-site radiology team works closely with area physicians to optimize tailored patient care every step of the way.

Radiology Services Save Lives

Some patients may delay scans or imaging screenings because they aren’t sure of what to expect or may be afraid of getting negative results. However, radiology services are critical when it comes to your health. Information from a radiologist can help your healthcare provider gather important information related to multiple aspects of medical care, including surgery, cancer diagnosis and treatment, infectious disease management and obstetrics.

“Early detection of breast cancer, for example, saves lives,” said Dr. Lanier, who is fellowship trained in breast imaging. “The importance of yearly screenings such as mammograms cannot be overstated.”

Imaging services available at Archbold include:

  • Bone density scans
  • CT scans
  • Digital and 3D mammography
  • MRI
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-rays

Your primary care provider can help you determine which of these exams you need and when. He or she may suggest your visit our radiology center for:

  • CT scans. Individuals at higher risk for lung disease, blood clots or smoking damage may be referred for a CT scan.
  • Mammograms. Women should have their first mammogram at age 40 if they are at average risk for breast cancer. Women at higher risk may need to start screening earlier.
  • Ultrasounds. These scans are not just for pregnancy. Clinicians may also use ultrasound to diagnose and examine abdominal conditions, kidney disease and pancreatic conditions.

Schedule your next imaging exam at Archbold by calling 229.228.2000.