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Radiology at GCGH 812-847-5204

Greene County General Hospital’s radiology department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency situations. For outpatient services, the department is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 812-847-5204 to schedule appointments.

The radiology department provides high tech, completely digital diagnostic images. The department provides a variety of radiology services, including MRI, general X-ray, CT, ultrasonography, mammography, DEXA, and nuclear medicine. The department has a knowledgeable staff of caring, dedicated technologists providing imaging services on high quality, high tech equipment.

In addition, the hospital acquired a P.A.C.S. System that allows digital images to be made accessible to physicians and radiologists for interpretation.


New Service! Cardiac Calcium Scoring Exams

Cardiac Calcium Scoring exams evaluate the amount of life threatening, calcium containing plaque in your heart. Heart attacks occur when coronary arteries become blocked with plaque. Knowing your Cardiac Calcium Score will help you and your doctor better understand your risk for a heart attack.

Cardiac calcium scoring exams are priced at a flat $49. Insurances are not billed for this service and the fee is due at the time of the exam. To qualify for the exam, a patient must:

  • BE AN AGE GREATER THAN 40 YEARS
  • HAVE NO HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE
  • HAVE HAD NO CARDIAC SCORING EXAM WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS

To prepare for the exam, a patient must:

  • HAVE NOT HAD CAFFEINE OR HAVE SMOKED 4 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAM

Heart Disease Risk Factors include:

  • FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE
  • DIABETES
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • SMOKING
  • OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE
  • PHYSICALLY INACTIVE
  • HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

Exams take less than 30 minutes and can save your life! Call 812-847- 5204 to schedule an exam today!


MRI Services

Greene County General Hospital has once again expanded its radiology services with a state-of-the-art MRI.

This important diagnostic tool was once only available by traveling an hour or more for appointments, but now when your doctor says, “MRI,” you can say “Greene County General Hospital.”

Safe and painless, MRI scans give us a more detailed picture of what is happening inside a patient’s body than a traditional x-ray. MRI uses powerful magnet and radio waves to create these images.  That makes it possible to find even the smallest changes within the body and accurately diagnose an treat a variety of conditions from possible tumors to sports injuries.


Mammography

Greene County General Hospital now offers 3D Mammography!  Faster…more comfortable…clearer results…earlier detection…these are the hallmarks of 3D Mammography, now available at Greene County General Hospital.

3D Mammography

finds 35% more cancer.*

*American Journal of Roentgenology, June 2013

3D Mammograms are much more comfortable than traditional procedures, but more importantly, they provide clearer imaging, higher detection rates, and fewer false alarms. GCGH Radiology is the only hospital within a 35 mile radius that can provide this state-of-the-art testing with the GE Senographe Pristina 3D.

Talk to your doctor today about scheduling your annual exam at Greene County General Hospital. Or call us directly to set up your appointment at 812-847-5204.

Digital and 3D Mammograms

Greene County General Hospital has a state of the art GE Senographe Pristina 3D. The GE Senographe is a patient and user-friendly system that yields the highest quality images. It provides greater accessibility and allows easy, proper positioning of patients including those in wheelchairs. Another feature to this system is the ability to sense optimal compression. The system senses breast thickness and compresses as long as the breast is soft and pliable, then stops precisely when image quality is maximized. This spares the patient unnecessary discomfort and ensures consistent and reproducible compression techniques.

Digital mammography produces images that are strikingly detailed. The magnification images show tiny micro-calcification in remarkable detail, but when coupled with the Senographe Pristina 3D, even extremely dense breast tissue is visible.  Adding 3D images to traditional digital mammograms increases detection rates up to 35%, allowing for earlier diagnosis and better outcomes.

The hospital has also acquired a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system for use in breast cancer screening to assist the radiologist in minimizing false negative readings during mammograms.Together, both systems offer patients the best technology in the area for mammography screening. Greene County General Hospital has been accredited by the FDA and the American College of Radiology in screening mammography since 1991.

It is recommended that women in their 40s or older should have screening mammograms every one to two years. You will need a physician’s order to receive your screening so please consult your family physician on when and how often you should receive a mammogram screening.

The radiology department is American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited in mammography.


DEXA Scan

DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-Ray Absorpiometry (or Densiometry). This is a procedure that measures the amount of bone, muscle, and/or body fat and determines bone density. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Scans are quick (usually just a few minutes) and are typically performed on the lower spine and hip. Use our online health library to learn more about Osteoporosis and DEXA Scans.

If you are concerned about osteoporosis, talk to your primary care provider and ask to have your DEXA Scan at Greene County General Hospital.


CT Scanner and Ultrasound

Siemens Go UP
The Siemens Go UP produces excellent image quality using Safire reconstruction and a table that can hold over 600 lbs.

Mindray Resona 7 Ultrasound
Greene County General Hospital recently purchased a new Mindray Resona 7 ultrasound machine. Mindray Resona 7 delivers outstanding performance for superior clinical precision and diagnostic confidence. Its revolutionary High Density Beamforming architecture provides clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail.

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Lung Cancer Screening

Greene County General Hospital is now participating in the American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Registry.

Participation in the registry is voluntary and allows our imaging facility to compare its lung cancer screening performance to other facilities nationwide. Our doctors and staff can use these objective comparisons to advance our lung cancer screening practice, target specific areas for improvement, implement quality improvement programs, and improve patient care.

The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry (LCSR) is approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to meet Medicare quality reporting requirements. As part of the ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR®), the LCSR leads the effort in developing benchmarks and comparisons to help imaging facilities improve quality of patient care.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science, and professions of radiological care.

To find out if Lung Cancer screening is right for you, click here.