When your doctors need to see inside your body to detect or diagnose a medical condition, choose Genesis Imaging Center at the Genesis HealthPlex for advanced diagnostic imaging services in a convenient and friendly setting. Or take advantage of the updated imaging suites at Genesis Hospital.
Trust us for high-quality imaging services because we're accredited by the American College of Radiology in breast imaging, CT, MRI and ultrasound.
You'll enjoy increased comfort, fast test results and reduced radiation exposure at Genesis Hospital's new imaging suites. Our recently updated technology includes:
• Advanced X-ray and CT technology that delivers up to 60 percent less radiation compared to older imaging technology and produce images in just a few seconds
• New MRI machines that are more comfortable, have additional safety features and produce images more quickly
• Quicker, quieter nuclear imaging technology that produces sharper images with a lower dose of radioactive materials
Your doctor will tell you how to prepare for your specific imaging test. Some tests require you to follow special dietary instructions or to drink a special contrast liquid that helps us see certain body structures or organs.
If you didn't receive instructions from your doctor or have questions about how to prepare for your imaging test, call us at 740-454-4009 or 866-241-3909.
You also may call to arrange a visit to the Genesis Imaging Center before your exam so you can see the equipment, meet our staff and learn more about what to expect.
Most of the time, your doctor's office will schedule your imaging test. However, you also may schedule your own appointment as long as you have an order from your physician. To make an appointment, call 740-454-4242 or 800-949-2720 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Appointments aren't needed for general X-ray services.
Whenever possible, we'll call you before your appointment so you can complete your registration over the phone. This saves you time when you arrive for your test..
Find the full spectrum of imaging tests at Genesis,including:
• Bone densitometry (DEXA scan) - A bone density test is a kind of X-ray test. It measures the density of minerals (such as calcium) in your bones. This information helps your doctor estimate the strength of your bones.
• Computed tomography (CT) scan - A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body. The CT scanner sends X-rays through the body area being studied. Each rotation of the scanner provides a picture of a thin slice of the organ or area. All of the pictures are saved as a group on a computer.
• Digital mammograms with computer-aided detection (CAD) - Digital X-ray There are several types of mammograms. They include: Standard mammogram,which puts images of the breast on film. Digital mammogram,which puts images of the breast into an electronic file. 3-D mammogram,which uses both digital mammogram and breast tomosynthesis which allows your doctor to see breast tissue very clearly.
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases,MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray,ultrasound,or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.
• Nuclear medicine scans - Nuclear medicine scans use a special camera (gamma) to take pictures of tissues and organs in the body after a radioactive tracer (radionuclide or radioisotope) is put in a vein in the arm and is absorbed by the tissues and organs. The radioactive tracer shows the activity and function of the tissues or organs.
• Positron emission tomography (PET) - a test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive chemical) to look at organs in the body. The tracer usually is a special form of a substance (such as glucose) that collects in cells that are using a lot of energy,such as cancer cells.
• Ultrasound - is a screening test that is sometimes offered at events such as health fairs. It is quick and painless. And it does not use potentially harmful radiation like X-rays. One downside of ultrasound is that it can't measure the density of the bones in the hip and spine.