McAlester Regional Health Center is proud to offer imaging services close to home. Our facilities are provided with advanced medical imaging equipment, which can be useful in diagnosing a range of illnesses and conditions. If McAlester Regional Health Center is unable to meet your diagnostic imaging needs, we’ll ensure you and your family are taken care of through services offered by our joint venture partner, from whom which you can expect the same quality care and quick results.
At McAlester Regional Health Center, our highly experienced team of board-certified radiologists or medical staff read and return imaging results within 24 hours-usually same day. Also, we are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) has for a number of imaging services. We’re committed to providing you with a broad range of the best diagnostic imaging services, including X-rays, Vascular/Interventional Radiology, Mammography and Biopsy, Bone Density, CT, US, Echo, MRI, open MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET.
If you’re in need of diagnostic imaging, we’ve made scheduling as easy as placing one call or fax.
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Diagnostic Imaging Capabilities
Most people are familiar with an X-ray, which uses minimal doses of radiation to capture images of the body. At McAlester Regional Health Center, we utilize advanced digital technology to produce high-quality images, which are then transmitted to the radiologist who interprets them using voice recognition software. What this digitized process means for you is less time waiting for diagnostic procedures, less time spent in imaging machines, and lower radiation exposure. Digital images are also easily transmitted within the hospital or to the offices of primary care physicians and consulting specialist, allowing you and your family to hear the results quicker, and thereby shortening the period before any needed treatment begins.
We provide a variety of X-ray exams, including:
- Routine X-rays (chest, abdomen, extremities, spine, etc.…)
- Gastrointestinal X-rays (barium swallow, upper G.I. series, small bowel, and barium enema)
- VCUG (Voiding Cystourethrogram)
This type of imaging offers guidance in performing minimally invasive procedures, either for diagnostic or treatment purposes. It’s a subspecialty of radiology that allows easier placements of needles, small tubes, or tiny catheters in the area of the body to be viewed and/or treated. This ultimately allows for more precise procedures, and better quality care.
Mammography and Biopsy
McAlester Regional Medical Center offers the latest in cancer detection technology, including digital mammography and minimally invasive biopsy procedures. We believe it’s important to coordinate our approach to breast care, and if needed, even offer a breast health nurse coordinator to ensure that each woman is referred to the appropriate specialists and programs in a timely manner. We’re proud to provide a unique resource for women’s breast health needs with our dedicated healthcare providers.
Used to measure bone mineral density and accurately diagnose osteoporosis, our DEXA Scanning or bone densitometry is simple and painless. There is no injection, sedation, special diet, or any other advance preparation required, allowing this procedure to be completed in 30 minutes or less in most cases.
Computed Tomography (CT)
When assisting patients who’ve had, have, or may have cancer, early detection is key. With our advanced computed tomography (CT) equipment, you and your family can rest assured that our radiologists are provided with highly detailed views to ensure the best quality care.
To safely examine many parts of the body, including expecting mothers and their unborn children, McAlester Regional Medical Center may utilize ultrasound. Its sound-wave technology allows the procedure to be non-invasive, yet still produce high-resolution images. Special techniques have furthered the use of ultrasound, allowing detecting and examining blood flow in the arteries and veins, and guiding minimally invasive procedures.
An echocardiogram or, echo ultimately creates moving images of the heart walls and valves using “echo” of high-pitched ultrasonic sound waves that bounce off of the heart structure. Echocardiograms help healthcare providers assess the heart’s function and structures. This procedure is non-invasive, meaning the skin is not pierced.
Radio waves and magnets help construct cross-sectional pictures of internal organs and structure for a Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI). This scan provides important diagnostic information that cannot be obtained with other imaging techniques. The MRI has become an essential tool of modern medical imaging and disease diagnosis thanks to its ability to provide a unique view into the interior of a human body.
For those who live with anxiety or claustrophobia, our MRHC Downtown Imaging Center offers open MRIs. It is our goal to provide quality care while ensuring patient satisfaction, and this scan provides both to those who may not be able to comfortably undergo a traditional MRI.
By administering a small dose of radioactive material to patients and allowing it to disperse through the body, healthcare providers can capture and study images of body anatomy and function that cannot be obtained by other methods. This radiology sub-specialty is known as Nuclear Medicine.
Similar to traditional Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and PET/CT scans inject patients with radiopharmaceutical, and then uses a special camera to detect the energy. This scan enables physicians to evaluate organ and tissue function, and determine cancer and the efficacy of a cancer treatment plan.
Diagnostic imaging is a vital tool when providing quality healthcare, and with our vast array of testing technology, procedures, and resources, McAlester Regional Medical Center will make sure you and your family are taken care of.