- Fluoroscopic Imaging
- Nuclear Medicine
- 64-slice CT Scan
- Cardiac Imaging
Are you ready for your close up?
From the most basic of x-rays to the advanced hi-tech world of brain scans, the Radiology department at Wise Regional offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient imaging services.
Our highly trained, board-certified staff is here to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
64-slice CT scanner
Wise Regional is proud to be the first facility in the area to offer the advanced scanning technology of the 64-slice CT scanner. It is used to provide physicians detailed, high resolution 3D images of a patient’s organs within seconds.
The speed and precision the 64-slice scanner is extremely helpful in helping to diagnose cardiac disease. Previously, imaging of the heart and arteries was difficult because of the small size of the coronary arteries and the movement of the heart and how it changes in size and shape as it beats.
We also have a satellite imaging center in Bridgeport, offering imaging services for this area.
You may have questions about your procedure. We’ve put together a list of a few of the most commonly asked questions
Will it hurt?
Most routine x-ray’s do not hurt. More involved types of scans that involve local anesthesia or that have moderate sedation, may involve an IV and could cause minor discomfort.
How long does it take?
Most procedures take less than an hour. Basic x-rays and CT scans last between two to 15 minutes. More complex procedures such as MRIs and nuclear bone scans can range from 45 minutes to several hours.
What are the effects of radiation?
This depends on several things and varies from case to case. Discuss you case specifically with your physician.
Can I eat prior to my procedure?
It depends on the type of procedure you will be having. Basic x-rays and CT head scans – yes. Upper GI, CT and sono of abdomen – no. These are just a few of the basic procedures. There are MANY more, be sure to check with your physician prior to your procedure.