Medical Imaging

 
Office Locations Days  Hours Phone
Van Wert County Hospital, First Floor              
  
Monday – Friday       
 
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.            
 
419-238-8630
Van Wert Health Center, Suite 106
Monday – Thursday          
Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
419-238-8614
 
  


 

Not all images are the same.  Van Wert County Hospital conveniently offers state of the art equipment and comprehensive services. With a radiologist on-site Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a remote reading radiologist covering 24 hours, seven days a week.  Friendly staff, we provide you and your family with peace of mind when and where you need it.

Advances in technology allow for clear, accurate pictures and minimally invasive procedures that are usually pain-free and require little recovery time. At Van Wert County Hospital, patient safety and comfort are priorities at all times. Our radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and our services fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Van Wert County Hospital offers a wide range of radiology services offered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis at two convenient locations – the hospital’s main campus and the Van Wert Health Center.  You will be directed to the location of your appointment at the time of scheduling. Our radiology department is also staffed on a 24-hour a day for emergencies.

Your images, your choice!  Same day appointments are available. For a limited time, Van Wert County Hospital is offering discounted prepay pricing for cash or self-pay MRI scans. This affordable options makes it possible to have an MRI scan at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality or convenience.  

To take advantage of this discounted pricing, talk to your doctor about our prepay MRI program. Physician order forms can be obtained online.

 

Tests and Services:


  • X-Ray also known as diagnostic radiology is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. It is widely used to identify healthy or abnormal conditions in the body. X-ray is often used to view and assess broken bones.
  • Mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths.
  • CT Scan can produce detailed images of organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT scans are used to diagnose conditions such as cancer, musculoskeletal disease and trauma to certain areas of the body. The detailed results of a CT can eliminate or reduce the need for surgical biopsies and exploratory surgery.  CT Angiography studies have been able to replace many of the former invasive angiography vessel studies.
  • Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves. When sound waves are recorded, they are immediately displayed on a monitor in real time. Ultrasound images can be used to determine many things inside the human body including how large an organ is, blood flow and function, and how far away an object is. Although most individuals are familiar with an ultrasound as the device that allows them to see the “first” picture of their unborn child, physicians also use ultrasound to examine many of the body's internal organs, including the heart, pancreas, liver, bladder and kidneys.
  • Nuclear Medicine produces images that can help a physician diagnose a specific disease or disorder, or capture images of infections or tumors in specific organs. A patient is given a small amount of a radioactive compound that localizes in specific body organ systems. This compound gives off energy, which a special camera can detect and use to produce an image that can be viewed on a computer. Nuclear medicine exams are commonly used to evaluate blood flow and function of the heart, respiratory and blood flow to the lungs, kidney functions and the presence of cancer, among others.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to assess a variety of situations – from knee or head injuries to tumors or blood and vessel disorders. MRIs have proven valuable for the diagnosis of a broad conditions in all parts of the body, including heart and vascular disease, stroke, and cancer, to name a few. In many cases, other imaging procedures, such as ultrasound or CT, may detect a problem and MRI is then used to evaluate that problem further.  With evening and weekend appointments to meet your needs, our MRI is a 1.5 Tesla full-field state of the art magnet.
  • Breast Specific Gamma Imaging  or (BSGI) is an early stage breast cancer diagnostic tool helps your physician see what matters, especially in women with difficult-to-image breasts. BSGI is the next step after a questionable mammogram. Van Wert County Hospital is proud to be one of only four hospitals in Ohio to offer BSGI.
  • Echocardiogram is a cardiac ultrasound. In cardiac care, ultrasound helps assess the condition of your heart. It uses a device called a transducer to transmit high-frequency sound waves through the body. As the waves bounce (or "echo") off structures in the body, the ultrasound transducer translates them into images on a monitor. Combined with cardiac Doppler testing, an echo can also help measure your ejection fraction, which is the amount of blood your heart pumps out with each beat.
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy is the most accurate, efficient and minimally invasive biopsy technique today. This outpatient procedure allows patients to immediately resume normal activities, requires only a small incision while minimizing discomfort. To find out more, please visit our Sterotactic Breast Biopsy Patient Information page.. 

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