Radiological imaging helps doctors diagnose and treat a number of illnesses and injuries. Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) offers the latest testing equipment and highly-trained technicians and physicians who oversee the process.
- Diagnostic X-ray exams provide single images of a designated area.
- A CT Scan shows multiple pictures of an area or internal organ.
- Ultrasound uses sound waves to map an internal abnormality.
- MRI uses magnetic fields to produce images.
- Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive medication to create images.
- PET Imaging also uses radioactive medication for image production.
- Interventional Radiology provides imaging guidance for targeted treatment of some diseases.
Digital Imaging Network
Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) has developed the most extensive digital communication system in the region for imaging procedures allowing physicians and technicians to access patient records for quicker, more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Images are recorded in a personal image folder. Because the network extends throughout our service region, physicians can enter their secure password to review patient images in an office or hospital setting.
The computer network extends to the Emergency Room and the Operating Rooms. Patients experiencing an emergency event or requiring surgery have all images immediately available. Radiologists can review scans from any location in Carolinas HealthCare System, which means a specialist at another facility can be contacted to assist in diagnosis.
CHS also provides copies of exams via computer disc so images can be reviewed at other healthcare facilities.