Imaging and Radiology at Good Shepherd Longview
Patients have access to a full range of imaging and radiology services at Good Shepherd Medical Center. X-rays, computerized tomography (CT), ultrasound, mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are among the diagnostic tools that Good Shepherd physicians use in diagnosing illnesses based on each patient’s unique healthcare needs.
Computed tomography, often referred to as CT or CAT scan, is an effective diagnostic tool that allows doctors to view parts of a body that cannot be seen on a regular X-ray examination. With the acquisition of the 64-Slice LightSpeed® VCT from GE Healthcare, Good Shepherd Longview provides the highest level of CT imaging technology in the area. Our physicians are now able to capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, an organ in one second, and perform whole body trauma imaging in 10 seconds, more than twice as fast as conventional multi-slice CT scanners. Learn more about computerized tomography.
Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, is a method of obtaining images of the inside of the body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The images are captured in real-time, allowing the physician to see the movement of internal organs and tissues. The Good Shepherd Medical Imaging Department uses advanced technology (GE Logiq 9 and the GE Voluson 4-Dimensional Expert) ultrasound systems and is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Learn more about ultrasound services at Good Shepherd.
Good Shepherd Health System offers the latest in mammography imaging in a fully digital center. Digital technology offers improved visibility of the breast, particularly near the skin line, the chest wall and in women with dense breast tissue. Screening mammograms are used as a preventive measure for women who have no symptoms of breast disease. And diagnostic mammograms are used when an abnormality is found during a routine screening mammogram. Learn more about mammography and women’s health services.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technology that utilizes a strong field magnet and radiofrequency waves to produce pictures (images) of internal organs and structures. Good Shepherd offers a complete range of MRI services, including brain, spine, abdominal, breast, prostate and orthopedic imaging, as well as MR angiography (MRA). The Good Shepherd Health System MRI service is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Learn more about MRI services at Good Shepherd.
Bone Density Screening
Bone Density Screening is a simple procedure that determines your bone health. The test measures your bone calcium and density to identify osteoporosis and determine your risk for fractures. Valuable information about the health of your bones can be gathered through this test, often in time to prevent osteoporosis. Call 903.927.6798 for an appointment.
Imaging Hours of Operation
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; available 24/7 for emergencies
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call Longview scheduling at 903.315.2130.
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