Diagnostic Services - Routine X-Rays
1895, x-rays are one of the primary diagnostic tools of medicine. Plain x-rays
and most fluoroscopy have been combined to form what is commonly called
Diagnostic Radiology. The most commonly performed x-ray is a Chest x-ray. X-rays
of the skeleton, and various contrasted studies such as Myelograms, Venograms,
Arthrograms, and IVP's are also examples of diagnostic studies.
Diagnostic services are
provided at several locations:
Fluoroscopy is a radiology procedure
that makes it possible to view internal organs. In most cases, it is necessary
to use a contrast material before the test begins. This enhances the images so
that a radiologist can evaluate the function and condition of the particular
organ under observation. Complete instructions for the study are provided to the
patient when the exam is scheduled.
is only at the hospital:
Computed Tomography (CT)
CT combines the principles of
basic x-rays with advance computer technology to provide images of the internal
body structure. CT scans provide a series of cross-sectional views of the
region of the body to be imaged. CT scanning is sometimes done after drinking or
injecting a contrast material which gives a better look at the different organs
CT Scans are provided
at two different locations:
A mammogram is a picture of the breasts
used to detect abnormalities. Mammography Services are provided at these
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI's are an advanced, state of the art
method, which produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without
the use of X-Rays. The images are obtained using a very strong magnetic field
and a radio-frequency pulse. Traditional and open scanning units are available
to accommodate our patients.
GSH Imaging Center is
uniquely equipped with two MRI scanners.
Our newest high field,
non-claustrophobic scanner offers the best image quality available in Lebanon
County, with the fastest scan times. This shorter cylinder scanner has a roomy
feel, enhancing patient comfort.
Our "Open" scanner can also
accommodate claustophobic patients as well as those patients who need more room
than our new high-filed magnet can offer.
Click here to download our
location map and patient information - Patient Information (pdf)
- GSH Imaging Center
The Good Samaritan Hospital
& Walnut Street
(Former Emergency Dept. Entrance)
Ultrasound images are made by using
high-frequency sound waves. This non-invasive test is used to look at the soft
tissues of the body. The sound waves are sent into the body from a scanning
instrument, called a transducer, which is placed on the patient's skin. Sound
waves are reflected off structures inside the body and is analyzed by a computer
to make a picture of these structures on a television screen.
Nuclear medicine is a subspecialty
within the field of radiology. It comprises diagnostic examinations that result
in images of body anatomy and function. The images are developed based on the
detection of energy emitted from a radioactive substance given to the patient,
either intravenously or by mouth. Generally, radiation to the patient is
similar to that resulting from standard x-ray examinations.
Nuclear Medicine test
are available at the hospital:
- Radiology Department
The Good Samaritan Hospital
Lebanon, PA 17042