Imaging and Radiology
Forrest Health offers a wide range of radiologic services for inpatients and outpatients at our various locations, including:
- Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)
- Computed radiography
- Digital radiography
- Powerscribe Voice Recognition
- 3.0T and 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- 64- and 16-Slice Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Abdominal and peripheral interventional special procedures
- Non-invasive vascular ultrasound
Cardiovascular diseases, which are disorders of the heart and blood vessels, are the number one cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of nuclear cardiology procedures.
The Nuclear Medicine Department at Forrest General has been granted a three year term of accreditation in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL).
The seal of approval that accompanies ICANL accreditation means patients can rest assured that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of nuclear medicine.
Many factors contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on nuclear cardiology testing. These factors include the skill of the nuclear medicine technologist, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures.