Whether you need a general X-ray image, direct digital mammogram, ultrasound sonogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a computerized tomography (CT) scan, you can find the radiology service you need conveniently provided at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman.
Caring employees and physicians on the medical staff use advanced technology to deliver services for inpatients, outpatients and those needing emergency care from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday. The department is staffed by technologists who are certified by ARRT (American Registry of Radiology Technologists) and the state of Texas.
Texas Health Kaufman offers a wide range of imaging services, including:
- Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray): A form of electromagnetic radiation, like visible light. Machines send individual X-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created.
- Ultrasound: Ultrasound involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body.
- Nuclear SPECT camera: A nuclear imaging machine, employs a scintillation camera, which can rotate around the body to pick up radiation emitted by an injected substance (e.g., radioactive iodine, which localizes in the thyroid, or radioactive thallium, which localizes in the heart). Through computerization, a digitized image of a particular organ is produced.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): A non-invasive way to take pictures of the body. Unlike X-rays and computed tomographic scans, which use radiation, MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves.
- Computed Tomography (CT): An imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body.
- Mammography: A mammogram is an C-ray picture of the breasts. It is used to find tumors and to help tell the difference between non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) disease.
- Non-invasive Vascular Testing: Does not require any skin incision or the insertion of any instruments or medical devices.
- Cardiac Stress Testing: Patient exercises on a treadmill while their heart is monitored by way of blood pressure and EKG. Tests the hearts function when being stressed to evaluate for blockages in the heart.
- Radiography Fluoroscopy: Real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient's body through the use of a fluoroscope.
For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
The American Cancer Society recommends these guidelines for mammography:
- Annual mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as the woman is in good health.
- Women at increased risk should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of starting mammography screening earlier, having additional tests, or having more frequent exams.
- Monthly self-breast self exams are recommended.
To schedule an appointment, follow this link or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).