Advanced Imaging Capabilities
The Shenandoah Medical Center's Radiology Department offers a talented team of medical experts and a wide array of imaging technologies to diagnose and treat disease. An exceptional team of licensed radiologists, board-certified imaging technologists have access to some of the most advanced imaging equipment available anywhere. These resources make it easy for you to get the top-quality care you need close to home here in Southwest Iowa.
The radiologists on our team are imaging and nuclear medicine leaders. They serve on review boards for the state of Iowa and advisory boards for Alegent Health System and Creighton Hospital. Our hospital also serves as a training site for Nebraska Methodist College and Clarkson College radiology students. Staff technologists at the Shenandoah Medical Center average more than 20 years of diagnostic imaging experience and can perform multiple disciplines within the diagnostic imaging field. The team includes two certified nuclear medicine technologists, providing you with direct access to extensive nuclear medicine capabilities at our hospital.
Everyone on our team is focused on you and your needs. Each exam is performed with care and precision at every step of the way. This strong commitment to patient service is evident with our national ranking for patient compassion and assistance - we rank among the top 10 percent of hospitals throughout the country in this important category.
In addition to our unyielding commitment to excellent patient care, we also offer high-tech equipment. All of our imaging equipment is digital, including our unique to the region, state of the art, on site 'Dual Head Nuclear/Spect Camera that is ultra fast in performing all imaging exams from Heart studies to Thyroid ablations, you can rest assured that you have the latest technology. The recent addition of our Ultrasound unit now puts us on the leading edge of technology. The system has specialized software to differentiate breast calcifications and lesions to find breast cancers at their earliest most treatable stage. 3D and 4D imaging for all applications include fetal imaging for OB patients. This is the most accurate imaging available today. Digital mammography equipment with high tech software upgrades is also the most advanced available for detecting breast cancer you will find anywhere.
Other leading-edge imaging capabilities include: Multi-Slice CT with 3D/4D technology and .5mm imaging capabilities, 1.5 magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), positron emission tomography, or PET scans; stereotactic biopsies; thyroid ablation; fluoroscopy, or motion x-rays; surgical fluoroscopy; dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA; digital radiology; and simulation for radiology therapy. The images from all of these technologies can be transmitted anywhere in the world within minutes with our advanced picture archiving and communication system (PACS) which also is the first vendor to provide 'total dose calculations' for CT patients.
For more information about our diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine services available at the Shenandoah Medical Center, please contact our Radiology Department at (712) 246-7288.