1. It’s inside the hospital! This new unit is not mobile; it is located in a newly designed suite located within the hospital.2. It allows new services for our patients. Patients no longer have to drive to a hospital in Topeka or Kansas City for prostate and breast exams or for enhanced abdominal scans.3. More comfortable orthopedic exams. We have the capability to do more difficult extremity exams (i.e. wrist and elbows) with patient’s arm at their side, which is much more comfortable.4. Faster, better imaging. Some exams can be completed up to 40 percent faster with the same high quality images. This is great for patients who are in pain, have claustrophobia, or are not able to fully hold still.5. “Feet first” exams! If needed for patient comfort, most exams (from the shoulders down) can be performed feet first. This means the patient’s head does not have to enter the bore. This is a game-changer! Less anxiety means better scans.
General X-ray exams including orthopedic, spine, chest, abdomen, and head.C-Arm Fluoroscopy is performed in collaboration with surgery and the pain clinic using mobile fluoroscopy.Computerized Tomography
(commonly referred to as CT or CAT scan) is used to study the brain,
spine, vascular, orthopedic, abdomen, and pelvis; enterology; kidney
stone protocol; ENT (sinuses, facial bones); soft tissue neck; and
chest for pulmonary embolism. Learn more about our new CT services. DEXA or bone densitometry uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body
(usually the lower lumbar spine and hips) to measure bone loss.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
is commonly used to study orthopedic, spine, neurologic (brain), ENT
(ear, nose, throat), sports injuries, abdomen (liver, gall bladder,
kidneys, adrenal glands), pelvis, soft tissue neck.3D Mammography learn more about our quicker and more comfortable mammograms.Nuclear Medicine
uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, or
radiopharmaceuticals, to examine organ function and structure including
cardiac stress, gall bladder, gastric emptying, renal, bone scans,
thyroid, and parathyroid.Ultrasound (or sonography) uses
sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is
commonly used in obstetrics and gynecology; but is also used to provide
detailed imaging of the breast, abdomen/pelvis, extremities, vascular
system, small parts (thyroid, testicle, etc.), heart, kidneys, and
bladder.When a stroke is suspected, we are ready!
Coffey County Hospital, in conjunction with HCA and Blue Sky, offers
rapid assessment, treatment, and imaging for patients with suspected
stroke/CVA diagnosis. A telemedicine robot allows for real-time
evaluation of the patient by a board-certified neurologist for rapid
assessment. The Diagnostic Imaging team is prepared to be on-site and
ready to perform a CT scan of the brain within minutes after the arrival
of the patient, often having the patient taken directly to CT. The CT
scan will be made available to the neurologist while the patient is
examined and assessed.
Ladies, talk to your doctor today about women's imaging at Coffey County Hospital. We'll gladly schedule your mammogram, bone density, and other screenings in just one visit!