Baxter Regional Medical Center offers a number of radiological services and procedures using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in order to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases. General radiology uses the advanced imaging services that are obtained from the use of x-ray scanning, which enables physicians and technicians to view the internal organs and tissues in a non-intrusive way, enabling them to correctly identify tumors, broken or fractured bones, foreign bodies, and other medical conditions, injuries, and diseases.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnet and radio frequencies to create incredibly accurate images of the internal organs without the need for invasive surgery. This also enables the creation of three-dimensional imaging, which can help doctors better understand, diagnose, and treat diseases.
At the Baxter Regional Medical Center, our Breast Imaging Center performs routine yearly screenings and mammograms in order to detect diseases, such as breast cancer, as early as possible. If an issue has been identified by a physician or a problem has been detected in a typical screening, or after a surgery to treat a previous illness, a series of diagnostic checks will be performed. The physicians and staff here are also responsible for taking stereotactic biopsies, which extracts a sample which can be tested in our laboratory. Additionally, they perform needle localizations; before a surgery to remove malignant breast tissue, the center will perform an initial procedure to prepare the site by carefully inserting a device while carefully observing the affected tissue using x-ray imaging. This enables more of the breast to be conserved when performing the removal surgery immediately afterward.
Baxter Regional Medical Center is proud to be the only purveyor of mobile mammography services in the United States. Our team of technicians and physicians travels through the 14 counties that BRMC serves in order to provide 3D digital mammography services and bone densitometry testing to both outlying rural areas that would not normally have easy access to detection services. This also is enabling workplaces that are normally busy during standard business hours, such as schools and government facilities, to allow their employees to gain access to the same standard of medical care and treatment for the detection of breast cancers and osteoporosis.
Computed Tomography (CT) or a CAT Scan as it is commonly known, uses computer imaging software in combination with advanced x-ray screening in order to create an accurate image of the inside of the body. The majority of internal organs and body parts can be displayed and examined using a CAT scan.
Referring to the usage of small quantities of radioactive material to diagnose and treat disease, nuclear medicine functions are non-invasive, using sophisticated scanning equipment to measure the emanations of radioactive particles from the materials that are inhaled, swallowed, or injected at the start of the test. Advanced imaging software is then used in combination with computer analysis in order to produce an image that shows the details of the various organs and tissues in the observed area, and enables physicians to correctly diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases.
Sonographic imaging often called ultrasound, uses high-frequency sound waves to instantly generate images of the internal organs and structures beneath the skin. Due to the harmless nature of sound waves as opposed to radiation and the instantaneous results that can be seen, it is commonly used to view the movement of the patient's internal organs, blood within the blood vessels, and for patients for whom radiation could prove harmful, such as children, infants, and pregnant women.