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Radiology and medical diagnostic imaging is available on-site at Paris Regional Health. This includes mammograms, which do not have to be ordered by a physician.
Today’s advanced radiology imaging and medical diagnostic technology makes it possible to look inside the human body more clearly than ever before, enabling doctors to diagnose and treat disease faster and with profound accuracy. Radiologists use a wide variety of medical and diagnostic imaging techniques such as MRI, ultrasound, X-ray, CT, and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat diseases found throughout the body.
Heart CT for Calcium Scoring
Calcium scoring, also called a heart CT scan, is a painless, non-invasive way of obtaining information about your coronary arteries. This screening provides pictures of your heart's arteries and identifies if calcium deposits are present – which helps determine if you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other potential symptoms of heart disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.1 Cardiac Calcium Scoring is a safe, painless test that can detect potential heart problems in advance. The results allow your doctor to calculate your risk of heart attack and detect early blockage and plaque build-up. Join us on a path to better wellness.
Who Should Have a Heart CT?
A heart CT for calcium scoring should be considered if you:
- Are at least 35 years old
- Are not currently being treated for heart disease
- Do not have a pacemaker
- Have at least two of these risk factors:
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Family history of heart disease
- History of cigarette smoking
- Physical inactivity
1 - Murphy SL, Xu J, Kochanek KD, Arias E. Mortality in the United States, 2017. NCHS data brief, no 328. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2018.
Our radiologists will interpret the medical imaging of the patient and follow up with a report highlighting their findings and impressions from the diagnosis. The report is then delivered to the physician who will analyze, interpret and carry out his or her recommended treatment plan for the patient.
The Radiology and Medical Imaging Department at Paris Regional Health houses some of the most advanced medical equipment in use today, including:
- Bone Densitometry to detect osteoporosis
- CT (Computed Tomography) to show anatomy in great detail
- Digital Mammography for prevention and detection of breast cancer
- General X-ray for clear, precise images
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to provide detailed images using a magnetic field
- Nuclear Medicine to view real-time organ function
- Nuclear Medicine Cardiac (Stress Test) to study heart function
- Fluoroscopy to see moving body systems
- Ultrasound to view internal structures using sound waves
Keeping Your Radiology and Medical Diagnostic Imaging Exam History
It is a good idea to log your radiology and medical imaging exams just as you would immunizations. Tracking the number and type of scans can prove to be helpful to families and providers. This data is important when a patient’s medical care is provided by a variety of physicians. You can easily download a diagnostic imaging record card that will help you avoid repetitive exams and aid doctors in making informed decisions about the type of scans they recommend for you. Find more information here.
To schedule your radiology and imaging appointment, please call 903.737.3900.