Diagnostic Imaging Key Services

  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine is a subspecialty of the diagnostic imaging department that examines the function of certain organs in the body. Unlike xrays which uses an external radiation source generated by an xray machine. Nuclear Medicine uses an injectable compound called a radiopharmaceutical to localize a specific organ and emit a signal that is picked up […]

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  • Bone Mineral Density Testing

    What is it? A BMD test measures the amount of calcium that is in an area of a bone such as the hip and the lower lumbar spine. This test helps the health care provider detect osteoporosis and predict ones risk of bone fracture. Bone mineral density scanning can be done in several different ways, […]

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  • PET/CT

    PET/CT is a new imaging tool that combines two scan techniques in one exam – a PET scan and a CT scan. PET/CT is mainly used for diagnosis, staging or restaging malignant disease and metastases and evaluation of treatment response. It may also be used to differentiate dementia verses Alzheimer’s disease. The two procedures together […]

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  • MRI

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a strong magnetic field and radio frequencies instead of radiation to produce images of the body. MRI provides good contrast between different tissues, so it is useful in imaging muscles, tendons, the brain, and heart. This is all done without the use of harmful […]

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  • Ultrasound

    The ultrasound department at NCH offers a variety of exams including abdomen, OB, Gyn, and vascular. We utilize the latest ultrasound equipment and platform that GE has to offer, the Logiq E9 scanner. These scanners are capable of obtaining remarkably clear and accurate images as well as 3D images. All of the ultrasound technologists are […]

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  • Digital Radiography

    The Diagnostic Imaging Services Department at North Country Hospital is 100% digital. Digital radiography is a form of xray that uses digital sensors as opposed to film to produce an image. Technologists and physicians can use this technology to instantly view and manipulate digital images on a computer screen. Immediate transfer of digital images to […]

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  • 3D Mammography

    A 3D mammogram is very similar to having a traditional 2D mammogram, but the results are vastly greater. 3D mammography allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2D mammography, fine details are more […]

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  • Cat Scan

    Effective and effecient, a CT exam is one of the most common medical imaging procedures. Our goal is to provide the best possible medical care for you and your family. A CT Scan gives the radiologist a non invasive way to see inside your body. North Country Hospital utilizes a 64 slice GE Healthcare Optima […]

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