Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital’s Radiology department provides state-of-the art diagnostic procedures and treatments for our community. Our board-certified physicians, highly skilled technologists and support staff provide services 24 hours a day. Our use of PACS (picture archiving communication system) allows our physicians to view and store images electronically, providing accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment.
Our team includes:
- Three board-certified radiologists
- 16 radiologic technologists
- Four CT technologists
- Three ultrasound technologists
- Three mammography technologists
- Three nuclear medicine technologists
- Three MRI technologists
- Four support staff members
Imaging Modalities include:
- Diagnostic x-ray
- 64-slice CT scanner
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Nuclear medicine
Diagnostic x-ray is a system that is used to perform routine radiographs similar to a snapshot.
Fluoroscopy uses moving images as opposed to still shots.
Our 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner captures 3-D images of the body and internal organs, providing our physicians a realistic view. This technology is quick and accurate.
Our highly trained and sensitive mammography technologists work with women to check for lumps and abnormalities before they can be felt during physical examination.
Stereotactic breast biopsy is used as an alternative to an open-excision biopsy. It is minimally invasive and causes no post-procedure disability.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field to provide clear and detailed pictures of organs and tissues.
Ultrasound records the reflections or echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues. Cross-sectional images are evaluated by a radiologist to diagnose the presence or absence of disease or an abnormality.
Nuclear medicine uses radioactive isotopes to recognize and treat abnormalities that may not be detected with other diagnostic tests. It is safe, painless and effective.
Angiography uses an injected x-ray dye and rapid sequence imaging throughout the body for diagnosis and treatment.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning uses a camera to produce powerful images of the body’s biological and cellular functions. Our mobile PET unit visits Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital one day every other week.
Your physician will let you know when you need our radiology services.
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
2204 Wilborn Ave.
South Boston, VA 24592
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