Imaging Services

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Doctors’ Memorial Hospital provides extensive diagnostic imaging services. These tests are administered by Nationally Registered and Florida State licensed Imaging Professionals and interpreted by Board Certified Radiologists. The Imaging Services Department is located on the main floor and offers the following services:

  • Bone Density Testing (DEXA)
  • Computed Tomography (CT scan)
  • Diagnostic Radiology (X-Ray )
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound General
  • Ultrasound Vascular (Echo)
  • Digital Radiography

3D Mammography

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Doctors’ Memorial Hospital is excited to offer state-of-the-art breast cancer detection through Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in women’s health. This new technology brings new breast cancer detection options Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

In conventional 2D Mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A Genius exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.

A Genius exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-DIMENSIONAL portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. A Genius exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.

DMH’s Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam, available on the 3Dimensions™ and Selenia® Dimensions® systems from Hologic, are revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone. Researchers have found that:

  • The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.
  • Only the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone.
  • The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.

DMH is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, the hospital provides a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening.1-7

If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, please contact us at 850-584-0622 or 850-584-0623, or ask your medical provider to refer you to DMH.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) is proud to offer new medical technology in Taylor County that could help save lives and lessen the chance for invasive procedures. DMH recently installed a Canon 160 slice SP Prime computed tomography (CT) scanner and is now scheduling scans when referred by a medical provider.

A CT scan is a type of imaging test. Like an X-ray, it shows structures inside your body. However, instead of creating a flat, 2D image, a CT scan takes dozens to hundreds of images of your body. To get these images, a CT machine takes X-ray pictures as it revolves around you. Healthcare providers use CT scans to see things that regular X-rays can’t show.

A capability of the scanner of particular interest is cardiac analysis that enables physicians to determine the presence and extent of coronary obstructive disease, or the gradual narrowing or closing of arteries that supply the heart with blood. The scan can help to efficiently analyze coronary arteries and evaluate characteristics inside blood vessels.

This state-of-the-art technology is the least invasive and most effective way to assess the heart. Such advanced technology is rarely seen in rural healthcare facilities. While larger hospitals have the equipment, there is often a waiting period for an open appointment. A benefit to DMH’s new machine is that there is currently very little wait time between referral and scheduled scan.