Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk
Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds
CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
But questions remain about widespread screening
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
But expert notes questions about frequency remain
Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted
Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars
Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk
Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease
Why Johnny Can't Add, Even After Tutoring
Brain structure may predict math improvement more than intelligence, study finds
What is a CT (or CAT) scan?
A breast imaging procedure overview.
What is ultrasound and how is it used?
Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function and structure.
What is Bone Scintigraphy?
There are several types of kidney scans used to evaluate the kidneys.
About Lehigh Regional Medical Center's Imaging and Radiology Department
The 24 hour, 7-day a week department of Radiology performs more than 40,000 inpatient and outpatient procedures annually consisting of ambulatory services, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiology, emergency, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary exams.
The base of imaging equipment is substantial and is constantly being upgraded to remain cutting edge. Lehigh Regional Medical Center's radiologists and technologists represent the top of their fields. More than 30 technologists, all hospital nursing staff, and extremely helpful support staff constitute a vital part of the department.
In addition to world-class patient care, our department has a strong comitment to the community. If your physician orders a radiology procedure, call One Call Scheduling at (239) 368-4500 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make an appointment. Diagnostic x-rays walk-ins are welcome.
As is the policy of Lehigh Regional Medical Center, no exam can be performed without a physician's written request. Special requested after hour and weekend outpatient exam times can be scheduled for your convenience.