Technology & Procedures
The Diagnostic Imaging Department is fully equipped and expertly staffed to provide a wide range of imaging studies including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Open MRI; Multi-slice Computerized Tomography (CT Scan); Ultrasound; X-Ray; Interventional Radiology; Digital Mammography; Nuclear Medicine; Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan), Pet-CT Scans; and MRI-guided breast biopsy.
Diagnostic Imaging is available around the clock, 7 days per week to support Backus Hospital’s Emergency Department and Trauma Center. Radiologists are available 24 hours per day via teleradiology. Backus Hospital’s Digital Mammography Suite provides women with a private and relaxing environment to undergo annual screenings for breast abnormalities.
Diagnostic Imaging has one goal – to provide physicians with timely and accurate information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Backus offers digital mammography on its main hospital campus and all its satellite locations, and also offers MammoPad, a soft foam cushion that can help with the discomfort many women feel during mammography. The constant addition of new locations and technology, most recently MRI-guided breast biopsy and Open MRI, reflects Backus Hospital’s commitment to the latest imaging technology. Patients do not need to travel further than their community hospital for cutting-edge diagnostic procedures.
Backus Hospital’s Interventional Radiology Suite offers a wide range of minimally invasive procedures in a modern, high-tech environment. Also, The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently designated Backus as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” a designation that reflects Backus’ accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.