Medical Imaging



By visiting the Radiology Department at Sequoyah Memorial, you will see that the hospital offers a wide array of medical imaging services for our patients. Digital imaging allows quicker patient treatment and better care. Our services include (click to expand details):

X-Rays

General x-rays offer views of various body parts that include the chest, bones, sinuses, skull, and spine. An x-ray procedure is a non-invasive procedure that is performed using low doses of radiation to create an image of a specific body part. Depending on the body part being examined, the technologist will position you in relation to the x-ray machine to create the proper images. You'll be asked to hold very still for a few seconds and may be asked to hold your breath for a short period of time.

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Mammography

A Mammogram is a safe, low-dose x-ray that creates an image of the breast tissue. A Mammogram is a procedure that is for both women and men. A woman should begin doing screening mammograms at the age of 40. During a mammogram, you will be standing and the technologist will help place your breast in the proper position to obtain the images. Compression will be applied to your breast; this is done to help get a clearer image, and most people do feel some discomfort. A screening procedure includes approximately four images, and a diagnostic procedure includes six images.

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NEW 64 Slice CT Scanner

A CT scan – or computed tomography scan – uses X-rays to produce three-dimensional images of a patient's body. This is a technology that uses computer processed x-rays to produce tomographic images (virtual 'slices') of specific areas of the scanned part. The CT scan is unique because it can display a combination of soft tissue, bones, and blood vessels in a single image. Sequoyah Memorial uses a machine that has low-dose technology while producing high quality CT images in a short amount of time.

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Ultrasound/Doppler Ultrasound

An ultrasound examination is a painless, non-invasive test that use high-frequency sound waves to reflect and record images from inside the body. Blood flow and movement of most internal organs can be evaluated using the ultrasound machine. Ultrasounds of the breasts are used to determine whether a mass that is palpable or found on a previous mammogram is solid or fluid-filled.

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Dexascanner

A Bone Density scan is a procedure that helps in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. A bone density exam is recommended for women ages 50 to 65, and for all women over age 65. This procedure is also recommended for men at age 65. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one out of every two women and one out of every eight men over age 50 has an osteoporosis-related fracture. There are other risk factors that could indicate the need for a person to have a bone density test at an earlier age. These can include endocrine disorders, malignancies/cancers, diet/malabsorption syndromes, drug induced and disorders that are inherited.

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MRI

A MRI scan is a Magnetic Resonance Imager that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and specially designed computers to create clear and detailed images of internal body structures.

Note: There is a weight limit for our MRI scanner. If you weigh more than 345 pounds, please let your physician know. If you have had a previous surgery of any kind, please let the Radiology Department and MRI Technologist know prior to your MRI. If you have an object implanted within your body we require a card to ensure that it is MRI safe.

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Our Accreditations

Sequoyah Memorial Hospital is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology.

To receive any medical imaging service, please talk with your physician about a referral.

For questions about any of our services, please call 918-774-1119, or click here to download our radiology brochure.