Hancock Regional Hospital makes it easy to access quality diagnostic imaging close to home.
Thanks to the advancement of imaging technology, physicians can now have a clear understanding of what is going on inside your body without a single incision. At Hancock Regional Hospital, a wide range of imaging technology is available to help diagnose your condition quickly and accurately - and get you on the road to treatment and recovery. "Imaging plays a huge role in modern medicine," says Lisa Wood, Team Leader of Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiovascular Services at Hancock Regional Hospital. "It is very effective at helping physicians determine the specific plan of care for each patient."
No matter what your imaging needs, Hancock Regional Hospital is here to help. Here are a few of the imaging technologies that are available to help get to the root of your condition.
Computed Tomography (CT) -- One of the most commonly used tools to examine the brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, CT scans help diagnose a range of conditions that attack the lungs, soft tissue, bones, and blood vessels by taking thin slices (images) of your insides. At Hancock Regional, a 16-slice CT scan captures 16 thin slices simultaneously, enhancing precision for the physician and shortening exam times for the patient.
DEXA Scan -- This noninvasive scan is recommended for men over age 65 and post-menopausal women with a history of ovarian failure, estrogen deficiency, osteoporosis, long-term steroid therapy, and hyperparathyroidism. DEXA scan measures an individual’s bone density and determines whether he or she is experiencing the beginning or advanced stages of osteoporosis. Hancock Regional has a new DEXA scanner with the latest technology located at the imaging center.
Fluoroscopy -- Using a special “tracer” dye, physicians can visualize joints, moving organs, and even blood passing through veins.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) -- Frequently called upon to diagnose problems affecting the spinal cord and brain, MRI uses a high-powered magnet and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images.
Mammography -- This X-ray technology has become the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram at age 35 and annually for all women over the age of 40 (earlier for women with personal or family histories of breast cancer). We are proud to offer the Image Checker computer-aided detection system for mammogram films. This computer system analyzes films and has increased the detection of early breast cancer by 23.4 percent.
Nuclear Medicine -- This imaging technology uses a special radioactive material that is picked up and visualized with nuclear technology to catch diseases affecting the gallbladder, heart, and thyroid.
Ultrasound -- Ultrasound has a multitude of uses, ranging from diagnosing conditions of the blood vessels and organs to visualizing soon-to-be-born babies. At Parkway Imaging Center, three-dimensional ultrasound is also available to determine if your baby has mommy or daddy’s nose.
X-Ray -- Probably what first comes to mind when you think of radiology, X-ray technology helps physicians visualize bones, soft tissues, and some of your organs.
When you need a quality imaging examination fast, take comfort knowing it’s available close to home at the hospital you’ve come to know and trust. We offer outpatient services at Parkway Imaging Center on the hospital campus and two satellite imaging centers in New Palestine and Oaklandon—all the imaging services you need with easy access to parking and a time that’s convenient for you. Staffed by radiologists specializing in mammography, neuroradiology, MRI, full-body CT scans, musculoskeletal orthopedic imaging, and more, there’s no reason to go anywhere other than Hancock Regional. We even offer some same-day and next-day service. “Imaging technology is constantly changing, and Hancock Regional Hospital is continually upgrading our technology and looking for ways to improve the imaging experience,” Wood says. “Our physicians and patients appreciate the results.”
The search for the best in imaging services is over. Call Hancock Regional Hospital at (317) 468.4473 to learn more.
Parkway Imaging Center
300 E. Boyd Ave.
Greenfield, IN 46140
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hancock Medical Office
8535 N. Clearview Dr.
McCordsville, IN 46055
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If you need quality and convenient imaging services, we’re here for you. Whether you need to stop in at Hancock Regional Hospital, Parkway Imaging Center, or one of our satellite facilities in New Palestine and McCordsville, give us a call! Often, you can schedule a next-day appointment, and you can preregister via phone or online for even greater convenience. To schedule an imaging appointment at any one of Hancock Regional’s imaging facilities, call (317) 468-4473. To pre-register for your examination, call (317) 468.4530 or visit www.hancockregional.org.
In addition to general x-ray services (chest, bone, stomach, colon, kidneys, and other internal organs), Diagnostic Imaging offers ultrasound, CT scanning, vascular imaging, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), nuclear medicine and mammography services. We also offer an accredited School of Radiologic Technology.