Monticello Diagnostic Imaging
Obtaining a Clear Picture of Your Health
Kirby Medical Center provides comprehensive and advanced diagnostic imaging
services to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of medical conditions.
Imaging services are performed under the supervision of experienced radiologists
using the most up-to-date equipment and technology. Going far beyond typical
X-Rays, our comprehensive diagnostic imaging services include:
Staff members perform radiology services under the supervision of a radiologist
who also reads and interprets the findings.
At Kirby Medical Center, we offer digital X-rays 24/7. All staff technologists
are registered (ARRT) and licensed (IEMA) to perform radiological exams.
A radiologist will review the images taken and provide a detailed report
to your ordering provider.
MRI & PET/CT
We utilize the latest diagnostic imaging services for MRI and PET/CT scanning.
Our high definition MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool that uses no radiation.
Instead, MRI uses a large magnet to obtain detailed scans of anatomy and
soft tissue detail.
PET/CT helps a physician diagnose and manage your care. The highly sensitive
PET scan looks for changes in cellular function, including how your cells
are utilizing nutrients like sugar and oxygen. The CT, or Computed Tomography,
scan provides a detailed picture of your internal anatomy. The combined
images of the PET/CT provide complete information enabling your physician
to diagnose issues early in their development.
CT Scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a medical test that helps
physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Computed Tomography
with a 64-Slice Unit (CT) provides greater clarity and detail of internal
organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels than regular X-ray exams.
With a CT scan, radiologists can more easily diagnose cancers, cardiovascular
disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
CT scanning at Kirby Medical Center is available 24 hours a day. (After
hours and weekends, CT scanning is available through the Emergency Department.)
Physicians use Kirby Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging technology to better
measure bone density or bone loss. A quick and painless bone mineral density
test can provide a snapshot of bone health and is an essential service
for those at risk of developing osteoporosis. The test can identify osteoporosis
and measure a patient’s response to osteoporosis treatment. Bone
density is measured at the hip, spine, and sometimes the wrist.
Visit the Kirby
Bone Health page for more information. Take the
Osteoporosis Risk Questionnaire to estimate your risk of developing osteoporosis.
Digital and 3D Mammography
Digital and 3D mammography services are performed in our Women’s
Imaging Suite, which provides a comfortable and private environment for
these life-saving screenings. 3D Mammography is an advanced diagnostic
tool that delivers more precise imaging, resulting in earlier and better
detection, fewer callbacks, and reduced rates of false-positive readings
compared to traditional mammography.
A vascular ultrasound is focused on blood circulation. Examinations include:
Echocardiography –evaluates the heart, its valves and the pericardium
Arterial Doppler and Duplex– evaluates arterial blockages in the arms and legs
– evaluates the venous structures for blood flow
– evaluates the main blood vessel leading away from the heart
– evaluates blood flow through the carotid arteries located on each side
of the neck
– evaluates the arteries that provide blood flow to the kidney
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to more closely examine certain
areas of the body. No radiation is emitted during an ultrasound. Examinations include:
Pelvic – evaluates potential abnormalities in the uterus and ovaries
– evaluates the organs located within the upper abdomen
– evaluates the kidneys and bladder
– evaluates the thyroid, scrotum, testes and superficial sites
For more information on Kirby Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging, contact
your primary care physician,
or call (217) 762-1820.