Imaging

Our sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology makes us a leader in the region and is available at five convenient locations.

Our newest offering is 3D breast tomosynthesis, which is available with digital screening mammograms performed at the Ephraim McDowell Women’s Breast & Health Center.  This is the most advanced technology for the detection of breast cancer.

Whether it’s as simple as an X-ray or as advanced as nuclear medicine, we provide physicians the best tools available to aid in diagnosing illnesses.  Our imaging technology uses the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which produces quality images that can be reviewed and interpreted by a physician from anywhere in the world via a secure, protected computer connection.

Imaging Services

We offer the following:

  • CT Scan.  We have 64-slice, 16-slice and 4-slice CT scanners that provide computer-enhanced X-ray images.
  • Open MRI.  Magnetic resonance imaging uses magnetic fields to produce detailed images of soft tissues.
  • PET/CT Scan.  This technology combines positron emission tomography and CT scanning to enhance the diagnosis of cancer, heart disease and brain disorders and damaged areas of the body.
  • Bone Densitometry.  This special type of X-ray measures the calcium content in the bones and assesses a patient’s risk for bone fractures.
  • Mammography.  This is an X-ray of the breast that can reveal a small lump up to two years before it can be felt with fingers.
  • X-ray.  This is an image of any body part, made using computed radiographic plates.
  • Ultrasound.  High-frequency sound waves are used to evaluate body organs and track the progress of pregnancy.

Cardiovascular Services

We offer the following:

  • Echocardiography/3D Echocardiography.  This is a specialized ultrasound of the heart that allows it to be viewed in three dimensions.
  • Cardiac Catheterization/Angiography.  These procedures help to detect heart and vascular disease.  During a cardiac catheterization procedure, a catheter is inserted into the arm or groin and passed through blood vessels to the heart.  Angiography can be performed on almost any part of the body.
  • Carotid Artery Screening.  Using ultrasound, this procedure detects plaque in the carotid arteries and is useful for determining an individual’s risk for stroke.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE).  With this test, a cardiologist can view the internal structures of the heart by inserting a probe down the throat of a lightly-sedated patient.
  • EKG.  This test records the heart rate to detect potential problems.
  • Holter Monitor.  Patients perform their usual activities at home or work while wearing a monitor that records the heart’s electrical activity for 24 hours.

Neurodiagnostics

We offer Electroencephalogram (EEG) to diagnose conditions involving the brain and nervous system.  The procedure involves placing electrodes on the scalp to measure and record brain wave activity.

Additional Imaging Services

  • Nuclear Medicine.  This detects abnormal functions of disease conditions by measuring the amount of radioactive rays emitted through and concentrating in particular areas of the body.
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.  Using the Mammotome biopsy system, accurate biopsy results can be obtained without the physical trauma of biopsy surgery.

Locations:

  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – 217 South Third Street, Danville
  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – 110 Metker Trail, Stanford
  • Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital – 464 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg
  • Ephraim McDowell Women’s Breast & Health Center – 101 Daniel Drive, Danville
  • Ephraim McDowell Lancaster Diagnostics – 189 Farra Drive, Lancaster

If you have a physician’s order for a diagnostic imaging procedure and want to schedule an appointment at one of our locations, please call (859) 239-1282.

close