Imaging ServicesComplete diagnostic imaging services.
The Latest Imaging Technology Combined with Expert Knowledge and Compassion
Weeks Medical Center is a leader in offering state-of-the-art radiology technology (Open Bore MRI, CT scan, nuclear medicine, PET, 3D mammography). Our radiology imaging equipment can perform a wide range of exams—from viewing the skeletal system to the digestive and urinary tracts and reproductive organs. Our new Genius 3D mammography system allows for superior layer-by-layer views to capture a more accurate picture and to provide greater overall accuracy.
WMC provides digital transmission to other facilities reliably and securely. Our Emergency Department has access to radiology services 24-hours a day with fast (almost immediate) results and diagnostic readings.
Open Bore MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
WMC offers an onsite Open Bore MRI scanner. This new MRI (see image to the right) offers a larger opening than traditional MRI scanners, can
accommodate larger patients and/or those who suffer from claustrophobia, and has the latest breast imaging technology.
CT Scanning (Computer Axial Tomography)
The Radiology Department is equipped with an 80 slice Toshiba Aquillion prime scanner capable of very short exam times, while providing superb quality diagnostic images. This is excellent for routine CT exams as well as vascular studies. CT is used to image all parts of the body and is extremely useful for trauma cases. CT scanning is available around the clock for patients with emergency needs.
Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT
Nuclear medicine exams are performed after administration of an isotope while a camera tracks normal and abnormal isotope activity throughout the body or organ in question. With this capability, Weeks is capable of providing cardiac and oncology patients timely care and treatment. WMC provides the only PET/CT scanner in Coos County.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to produce an image. WMC utilizes a Phillips Epic 7, which is capable of performing all types of general, OB-GYN, carotid, and venous ultrasound.
The new Hologic Genius 3D system is the most-advanced 3D mammography system available today. This FDA-approved system delivers superior, more accurate images of breast tissue. The system is also clinically proven to provide better, earlier breast cancer detection, finding up to 65% more cancers than traditional digital mammography. The accuracy of the system also reduces retesting by up to 40%. The Genius system does this by scanning breast tissue layer by layer to capture a more accurate picture.
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)
Bone density measures the mineral content and density of the bones in two critical areas, the lumbar spine and hip. A bone density exam, which uses a minimal amount of radiation, helps identify those at risk for osteoporosis or in the early stages of the disease (osteopenia). WMC utilizes the Hologic Horizon system for bone density exams.
Digitally Transmitted Images
Scanned images taken at WMC can be immediately sent over the Internet to any digital-capable medical center, which ensures a fast and quality interpretation. Images are read by a trained North Country Radiology, Dr. Akshat Paliwal. The Radiology Department also utilizes Teleradiology Services for around-the-clock radiologist coverage when North Country Radiology is unavailable.
For more information, call (603) 788-5011.