RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

                                                                                 

In our progressive radiology department at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital you will come into contact with one or more of our licensed technologists: Kelsey Vakiner RT (R)(CT), Michelle Myers RT (R)(CT), Marti Bankson RT (R)(M), Karmen Young RT (R)(M) or Andrea Wymen (RDMS).

In the past several years, the radiology department has made many significant improvements to its equipment and services. In 2011, a state-of-the-art Hologic Selenia Dimensions digital mammography machine was installed to replace our older mammography machine and film processor. As a result, exam times have decreased, there are fewer repeated images and less radiation. In addition, digital mammography images have better contrast, making it easier to see subtle differences in breast tissue. This means that mammograms for younger women and women with dense breast tissue are more accurate.

In 2012, the radiology department expanded its services dramatically. We now have two registered in-house mammography technologists and are able to offer mammograms five days a week from 8 AM to 5 PM. In order to improve our women’s services, we also installed a DEXA (bone density) scanner. This enables us to perform mammograms and bone density scans on the same day at more convenient times for patients.

The addition of in-house ultrasound means that we can now perform ultrasounds five days a week in the morning and afternoon. This is a huge benefit to patients, since many ultrasounds require that the patient not eat or drink for eight hours before their exam. Instead of having to wait until late morning or afternoon for their ultrasound, patients can now have their ultrasounds done early in the morning.

All our radiology studies are currently read by board-certified radiologists from Grand Island Radiology Associates in Grand Island, NE. Your ordering physician should receive a report from the radiologist and contact you within two to three days. If you have not heard from your physician, please contact their office for your results.

The radiology department offers the following services in-house:

o        General radiography

o        Computed Tomography

o        Mammography

o        Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

o        Ultrasound

In addition, Litzenberg Memorial County hospital offers the following mobile services:

o        MRI is offered every Tuesday and Friday.

o        Vascular ultrasound is offered every Wednesday and Friday.

o        PET/CT is offered every other Tuesday.

o        Nuclear medicine is offered twice a month by NHI and by BryanLGH every other Wednesday.

If you have any questions regarding our radiology services, would like to schedule an appointment or need a CD of an exam you have had performed at our hospital, please contact us at (308) 946-3015.


 

Litzenberg  Earns ACR Accreditation for Digital Mammography

 

Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

 

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

 

Talk to your physician today about having your digital mammogram at Litzenberg, ACR accredited and “Treating You Like Family.”



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