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Diagnostic Imaging

Today’s advanced diagnostic imaging technology makes it possible to see inside the human body more clearly than ever before. Our sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment enables doctors to diagnose and treat disease faster and with even greater accuracy. Along with the confidence that comes from knowing that your medical team is equipped with the diagnostic tools to provide better care for you, our investment in technology means you’ll benefit from quicker, more comfortable procedures.

Patient Centered Care
We designed our Imaging Department to maximize your comfort. Our friendly staff is dedicated to making your experience here as pleasant as possible. For the convenience of our patients and their referring physicians, we provide:

  • Easy and flexible scheduling, including some walk-in appointments
  • Convenient nearby parking
  • Comfortable waiting areas
  • Prompt delivery of test results

Advanced Imaging Capabilities
Our Imaging department includes some of the most advanced medical equipment in use today. In addition, all of our systems are digital, enabling us to provide higher quality images and faster retrieval. With our board-certified radiologists and experienced technicians making use of these sophisticated technologies, our capabilities translate into services for you that are second to none.

Faster, Better Communication
Because we use a fully digital, electronic imaging system, your doctor has immediate access to the results of your diagnostic procedures — and can view them on a computer screen, using secure Internet access, from home, the office or the hospital.

Our electronic archiving also makes your entire hospital record available to authorized staff at the click of a computer button. If you come back to the hospital with an emergency, your information is instantly available to your doctors and nurses for faster care.

To schedule an appointment in our Imaging Department, please call 210-921-3528.

Preparing for Your Imaging Procedure
If you have a scheduled appointment, please discuss the procedure and any special instructions with your doctor before you arrive. If a test is ordered while you are a patient at the hospital, your physician, nurse or technician can explain the procedure and answer any questions you have.

These general guidelines will help you prepare for and stay comfortable during your procedure:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes. Don’t wear items containing metal. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown. In some cases, you may be asked to remove jewelry, watches, hairpins, eyeglasses or dentures.
  • Some tests require that you go without eating or drinking for a specified time beforehand. Be sure to ask your doctor about this at least 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Tell your technologist if there is any chance you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
  • Tell your technologist if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine.
  • Some procedures require you to remain still for a period of time. Your technologist will explain what you need to do for a successful procedure.

 

Diagnostic Imaging