Getting a Clear Picture of Your Health
Catholic Medical Center
utilizes the latest diagnostic imaging technologies, using the lowest radiation
doses, so you can be confident that you will receive the best imaging services
Picture Archiving and Communication
Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) electronically displays and
stores your digital exam images, eliminating the need for film. Your healthcare
providers have immediate access to your images from their offices through our
secure website. Healthcare providers may also request that your exam be written
to a CD that can be viewed on a PC. Digital technology allows viewers to adjust
brightness and magnification and view “movie” clips in a way not possible with
traditional film. Your healthcare provider and the radiologist can be looking
at the same image simultaneously, from different locations, allowing
collaboration not possible with film.
X-Ray / Radiology
ensure optimal image quality with the shortest imaging times, our general x-ray
diagnostic imaging equipment includes:
Radiography (CR) by Kodak and Fuji
Digital Imaging from GE Healthcare
is used for a wide range of exams, including vascular, obstetrical,
gynecological, abdominal, breast, testicular and prostate studies, as well as
for guidance during procedures such as biopsies, paracentesis and
thoracentesis. Our diagnostic imaging equipment includes:
Siemens Health Solutions S2000s, with upgradeable platforms to maintain
state-of-the-art technology. These units perform the latest in 3-D and 4-D
color, Doppler imaging and elastography.
Ultrasound Department at Catholic Medical Center
is accredited by the American College of Radiology
in General, OB/GYN, Peripheral and Cerebral Vascular, Abdominal and Deep
digital and computer-enhanced imaging equipment in our Interventional Radiology
Suite allowsphysicians to perform
high-tech procedures with unprecedented imaging using extremely low radiation.
The equipment is used for interventional vascular (angioplasty, stenting,
arteriograms), spinal and radiology procedures and includes:
and interventional radiology equipment from the Siemens Medical Solution “Zee”
line of products.
ceiling-mountedsystem that rotates around the
patient for enhanced 3-D imaging, leading to a more accurate diagnosis, reduced
radiation for patients, and the use of carbon dioxide studies, which have fewer
side effects than older iodine-based injections.
sophisticated equipment has enabled CatholicMedicalCenter to excel in
the treatment of patients and be at the forefront in the treatment of vascular
MRI scanner allows for advanced imaging studies and its increased speed
provides greater patient comfort and consequently a reduced need for repeat
scans. This equipment includes:
Achieva Quasar Dual 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner system from Philips Medical Systems
that delivers advanced imaging studies, including MR angiography, MR
venography, and cardiac and breast imaging. The 3.0 Tesla strength of the
system allows for an increased level of detail, while providing significantly
shorter scan times than a traditional 1.5 Tesla MRI system.
region’s only “Ambient Experience” for MRI. This system combines light, imagery
and sound to provide a soothing and relaxed environment for imaging patients
from the pediatric to geriatric and everyone between.
continues to be at the forefront in advanced diagnostic medical imaging and the
diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our CT imaging equipment
GE Healthcare Discovery 750 HD64-slice CT
scanner provides advanced cardiac and vascular imaging and can analyze the
coronary arteries in the heart (calcium scanning). Utilizing the world’s
first gemstone-based detector (garnet), it captures images of organs in a
one-second scan, the entire heart and coronary structures in five seconds and a
whole-body vascular scan in ten seconds. This is all done with a significant
reduction in radiation dose of up to 80%.
16-slice GE Healthcare CT L/S X-Tra subsecond scanner with CT fluoroscopic
capabilities offers a wide range of imaging procedures: routine exam,
bi-phasic and tri-phasic injection studies, vascular and bone 3-D imaging. The
16-slice CT accommodates bariatric patients with its 80cm gantry opening and
650-pound weight capacity. CT fluoroscopy allows for interventional procedures
such as biopsies, pain management and drainage procedures with CT guidance.
Other CT capabilities include 3-D and multi-reformation images and bone mineral
analysis for patients unable to have a DEXA osteoporosis study.
medicine often identifies disease very early in its progression as it provides
information about organ function and structure. The Nuclear Medicine Department
at CMC performs a variety of tests that involve use of a low-dose radioactive
substance, which either loses its radioactivity in a short time or is excreted.
This equipment includes:
For more information or to schedule an
appointment, contact the CMC Diagnostic Imaging Department at (603) 663-6455.
gamma cameras by Siemens in our Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging section:
Each unit has attention correction, allowing for optimal image enhancement of
cardiac perfusion imaging. These cameras can complete an entire body scan in 20
minutes, delivering better images in less time.
an affiliation with NH Imaging Services, CMC offers a sophisticated a nuclear
medicine procedure called Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Combining PET
imaging with a CT scanner allows an image to be created that displays or
“fuses” the organ function with the actual anatomy laid on top. These fused images
provide the ability to not only see how the organ system is functioning, but
where it is in the body in relation to other structures.