Radiological Services

Overview
The Radiology Department at Catawba Valley Medical Center provides a variety of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools for patients. Radiological tests aid in determining:
  • Suspicious masses in need of biopsy
  • Extent of disease
  • Type of treatment to be used
  • Area to be treated with radiation therapy
  • Response to cancer treatment
Services
The Radiology Department and its specialty areas are fully accredited by the appropriate accreditation organizations and utilize PACS. Services include the following:
Diagnostic tools used in the Radiology Department at Catawba Valley Medical Center include the following:
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Digital Mammography
  • Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Vascular Imaging (MRA)
  • Computed Tomography Scanning (CT)
  • 64-Slice CT Scanner
  • Ultrasound Services
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Bone Scan
  • MUGA Scan
  • Nuclear imaging with radio labeled monoclonal antibodies
  • Digital Mammography Center:  Identifies cysts or tumors in soft tissues of the breast utilizing the latest scanning technology.
  • Bone Density Screenings for Osteoporosis:  Performed on all screening mammogram patients at no charge. Approximately 10,000 free bone density studies are performed annually.
  • Mobile Mammography Unit: A transportable digital screening center that can be transported to outlying areas in the community.
  • Radiation Oncology Center:  A comprehensive, leading-edge radiation therapy center located on campus.
  • Radiation Physics Department with Virtual Simulation:  Uses a CAT scan to develop a three-dimensional picture of tumor volume in a patient, providing more accurate treatment planning and shorter scanning time.
  • Cardiopulmonary Department: Consisting of respiratory therapy, a cardiovascular lab, and a cardiac catheterization lab, provides critical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and PTCA pacemaker insertions. Many upgrades have been made in the cardiac area to include transfer of images outside of our facility.
  • Mobile Lithotripsy Units:  Two units serving fourteen hospitals in the Carolinas since 1990 and treating kidney stones in more than 135 patients per month.
  • PET/CT Center:  Provides a detailed view of internal anatomy along with the ability to see metabolic changes within tissue.
Medical Services