Our Imaging Services Department provides vital diagnostic images to the physician and care team. These complex and extremely detailed images are essential in helping physicians and providers identify a patient's injury or illness. The greater the detail, the more accurate the diagnosis. The Imaging Services Department is available to patients 24 hours a day, every day. Board Certified Physicians and licensed, certified staff provide services using advanced diagnostic technology from the finest imaging manufacturers in the world. Service is provided in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Patients and family members will be treated with respect, dignity and kindness.
The Imaging Services Department at Hampton Regional is fully digital, allowing patient's diagnostic images to be sent via high speed, secure computer connections to physicians and hospitals anywhere. Equipment and imaging services available at the hospital include:
Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
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Hampton Regional's Toshiba Aquilion 64 Slice CT is fast enough to actually capture a heartbeat and perform multiple cardiac exams at once. This CT can visualize the smallest arteries in the heart and can be used instead of heart catheterizations.
Computed tomography (CT) scanning blends the traditional use of X-rays with the latest computer innovations. CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce cross-sectional images or pictures of the inside of the body, and a computer reconstructs these slices to produce a 3D image of the areas being studied. When the image slices are reassembled by computer software, the result is a very detailed multidimensional view of the body's interior. CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams. A CT scan is a quick and painless procedure. It allows the technologist to acquire images in just a few seconds while you lie on the patient table. CT imaging can also play a significant role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disorders that can lead to stroke, gangrene or kidney failure.
The Vantage Titan 1.5T MRI system ensures optimal image quality while increasing patient comfort using a wider and shorter tube. The better the image, the better the diagnosis.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a powerful magnetic field and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and other internal body structures. This is a non-invasive, usually painless medical test that does not use radiation. Physicians use the MRI examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for tumors of the chest, abdomen, or pelvis; lesions of the liver or other internal organs; and tumors or abnormalities of the reproductive organs.