Published on September 04, 2012

Advanced imaging capabilities at Nazareth

At Nazareth Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department, you can find the same caliber of expertise and leading-edge technology that you would find at a high-level academic hospital. The only difference is, it’s close to home.

“Our team of 34 radiologists have received their subspecialty or fellowship training at the best academic hospitals and they’ve come to work for us, so we are able to provide the same high level of expertise given at university medical centers to the patients in our community,” says Donald S. Ostrum, MD, chair of Nazareth Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department.

Leading-edge Equipment

The Medical Imaging Department is equipped to screen for diagnosis of numerous conditions. It also provides convenient access to early cancer screening and the best cancer care when necessary. “Our hospital has made a concerted effort to provide our community with access to medical care,” says Dr. Ostrum. “In the Medical Imaging Department, our radiology team helps patients with the screening procedures, makes a quick diagnosis and gets patients set up with the appropriate physicians.”

The department offers state-of-the-art technology, including a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner to comfortably accommodate patients with physical challenges or who weigh up to 500 pounds. It has also acquired a PET/CT scanner, combining the CT scan’s superior anatomical detail with the PET scan’s ability to detect cancerous cells at a molecular level.

The Imaging Department provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic services, including:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Radiography (X-rays)
  • Interventional radiology
  • CT scanning
  • Digital mammography
  • Nuclear medicine, including cardiac stress testing
  • Ultrasound
  • DEXA scanning
  • PET/CT scanning

Get Screened Find out more about Nazareth Hospital’s imaging capabilities by calling 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).