When most people think of having pictures taken at a hospital they think of X-rays. Although X-ray or Radiology is a large part of any imaging department, there are many other modalities that make up the Imaging Department.
Approximately 20 technologists and seven clerical staff work to keep Radiology open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Riverview has two general X-ray rooms, one digital fluoroscopy room, three portable machines, and two mobile fluoroscopy C-arms. Typical exams include portable X-rays, fluoroscopy work for GI exams, exams performed in surgery, and emergency patient exams
The Riverview Women's Center is staffed with three full-time technologists, two part time technologists, and two clerical staff. The Women's Center is open 5 days per week. Typical exams performed are mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast biopsy, and bone densitometry (DEXA).
Computer Tomography (CT)
CT scans are performed by 3 full time technologisits. Several cross-trained technologists help on weekends and night shifts. CT is utilized 24 ours per day. Riverview has two CT scanners, one single-slice spiral scanner and one 16 multi-slice scanner. Typical exams include head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, angigrophy, and CT guided biopsy and abscess drainage.
Ultrasound has one full time technologist and three part time technologists. Ultrasound performs routine exams five days per week and emergency exams after hours. Riverview has one dedicated ultrasound machine in Imaging Services, a portable unit in Emergency and two machines in Cardiology. Typical exams performed are obstetrical, gynecological, abdomen, pelvis, thryoid, throacentesis, and ultrasound guided biopsy.
Nuclear Medicine is staffed five days per week with two full time and one part time technologists. Nuclear Medicine performs routine exams five days per week and emergency exams after hours. Riverview has two dual head SPECT gamma cameras. One of the cameras has a positron emission tomography (PET) capabilities. Typical exams performed are bone, gallbladder, thyroid, cardiac, renal and PET.
Magnetic Response Imaging (MRI)
MRI has three full time techonolgists and one cross-trained technologist. MRI performs routine exams five days per week. Riverview has two 1.5 Tesla magnets. One magnet is a newer short-bore design to help minimize the claustrophobic sense some patients have. Typical exams performed are head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, cardiac and angiography.
All radiological technoloigists are certified by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists and licensed by the State of Indiana. In addition, ultrasound technologists are registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, and mammography technologists have a special mammography certification from the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.
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