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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 available.

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
The 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
To ensure optimal image quality with the shortest imaging times, our general x-ray diagnostic imaging equipment includes:
  • Computed Radiography (CR) by Kodak and Fuji 
  • Direct Digital Imaging from GE Healthcare 

Ultrasound 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:
  • Four 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. 

The 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 Abdominal Ultrasound.

Interventional Radiology
The sophisticated 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:
  • Vascular and interventional radiology equipment from the Siemens Medical Solution “Zee” line of products. 
  • A 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. 

This sophisticated equipment has enabled CatholicMedicalCenter to excel in the treatment of patients and be at the forefront in the treatment of vascular disease.

Our 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:
  • An 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.
  • The 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. 

CT Scan
CMC continues to be at the forefront in advanced diagnostic medical imaging and the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our CT imaging equipment includes:
  • The 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%.
  • A 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. 

Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear 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:
  • Three 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.
  • Through 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. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the CMC Diagnostic Imaging Department at (603) 663-6455.
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