RadiologySt. Luke's Hospital offers a variety of digital imaging modalities designed to meet the radiology needs of Polk County and surrounding communities. Our licensed, experienced technologists perform the exams while Board-Certified Radiologists interpret the findings.
With digital technology and the PACS system, physicians can access their patient's images from any remote computer for enhanced views and quicker diagnosis.
At St. Luke's Hospital, we provide the following services:
Bone Densitometry is a screening exam used in the diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis results in more than 1 million hip, spine, and wrist fractures annually. This disorder affects nearly one-half of all post menopausal women, the largest group at high risk for osteoporosis.
St. Luke's GE Prodigy Advance Full Scan takes only minutes, lowering exposure to radiation. A digital report is quickly sent to the referring physician.
Digital Mammography is only offered in Polk County by St. Luke's Hospital. We perform both screening and diagnostic exams as well as needle localizations and ultrasound-guided biopsies.
Echocardiography services are offered in St. Luke's Hospital's Radiology Department. An echocardiogram, also called an echo, is an ultrasound of the heart. This important procedure uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. A computer records the images and can create a moving picture of your heart. From this test, your doctor evaluates the health of your heart and blood flow.
Echocardiograms can help detect and determine treatment for heart disease, heart attacks and vascular disease that can lead to stroke. Unlike an x-ray, there is no radiation with this test.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a non-invasive exam that uses no radiation to create exquisite soft tissue images that are unavailable by any other means. MRI is used to examine the following:
MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) studies the carotid artery, blood vessels in the brain, soft tissue and the aorta.
GE Lightspeed CT (Computed Tomography) provides full-range diagnostic imaging capabilities to examine the entire body using standard x-ray combined with a high-tech computer. Using CT, we can evaluate many parts of the body including:
With CT, we can also direct procedures such as biopsies and drainages.
Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive study using sound waves to produce images rather than radiation. With ultrasound, the following studies can be performed:
Extremities, to rule out clotting
Arterial/Venous Doppler Studies
Digital Fluoroscopy is a tool used in the examination of the internal organs with tests such as:
Modified Barium Swallows
Nuclear Medicine studies are performed on-site and the following scans are available:
General X-ray is used for routine studies, portable exams, and in the Operating Room.
For more information, contact Teresa Davis, radiology supervisor, at (828) 894-3311 or email.
Link to Hendersonville Radiology: www.hendersonvilleradiology.com