Imaging Services Quick Jump:
Whether you need to have your regular yearly Mammogram or want to check for Bone Density and Osteoporosis, the ECMH Radiology Department can help.
We have an experienced team of professionals that can make your MRI experience as comfortable as possible. Our X-ray team can provide on-the-spot service in the Emergency room with a mobile X-ray unit, or you can utilize our stationary X-ray unit in the Radiology Department.
Our staff can perform the most up-to-date CT Scanning with comfort, and the outcome will be in clear, detailed images.
So when you are in need of professional Imaging Services come to El Campo Memorial Hospital. It’s “The Right Choice” for quality medical services!
And remember... you don’t have to drive out-of-town for Imaging Services and quality heathcare. We will send your results to the physician of your choice, at your request. No red tape and no hassle!
* ECMH has a 24-hour certified Radiologist on call/duty.
MRI testing! El Campo Memorial Hospital has added Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to its imaging services through a partnership with Insight Health Services Corporation. MRI is a revolutionary form of diagnostic imaging with great potential to diagnose a variety of health problems at their earliest, most treatable stages. This patient-friendly system combined with the latest technology available has made this system the "gold system" of MRI.
New State-Of-The-Art MRI Services will be available daily in El Campo.
TO SCHEDULE AN MRI:
*Note: The MRI Unit is now located
at the back of the hospital
(where the old unit used to be).
Patients must complete their
paperwork at the ECMH admitting office,
report to the Radiology Department, and a technician will escort you to the unit located near the Nurses Station.
Computed Tomography, sometimes called a CAT Scan or CT Scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body, and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs.
El Campo Memorial Hospital offers a state-of-the-art, G.E. Helical High–Speed Advantage CT unit.
El Campo Memorial Hospital’s mammography unit is an American College of Radiology accredited unit. Mammography is an imaging instrument used in the detection of tumors, fibrocystic disease, and breast cancer. Mammography is still your best chance for the detection of breast cancer - it’s especially
important to get a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Finding breast cancer early can save your life, and El Campo Memorial Hospital promotes Breast Cancer Awareness annually during the month of October.
We offer the new,
El Campo Memorial Hospital is certified as a Softer Mammogram Provider®, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities. That means we provide a soft foam cushion, called MammoPad®, for each woman's personal use during every screening mammogram.
As a Softer Mammogram Provider, we make it a top priority to ensure your mammogram is warm and comfortable. It's one way we provide the tender loving care you deserve.
The MammoPad breast cushion was designed for women by a female breast surgeon. It is FDA-cleared, does not impair image quality, and makes it easier for you to be relaxed, warm and comfortable during your exam. That helps our highly skilled mammography technologists achieve the best possible mammogram.
To schedule a Softer Mammogram, or if you have other questions, call the ECMH Radiology Department at 979-578-5242.
MammoPad® has already helped millions of women ease the discomfort of getting a mammogram. MammoPad was designed by a female breast surgeon to provide a Softer Mammogram and make mammography more comfortable. The cushion brings warmth, comfort, and cleanliness to the experience.
Clinical studies prove the breast cushion significantly reduces the discomfort and cold that many women feel during mammography. About 70% of women reported it reduced their discomfort by half. MammoPad is an adhesive-backed, single-use cushion is FDA-cleared and has no effect on image quality.
Like all other organs of the body, bones are constantly changing and some of these changes could result in osteoporosis. This is a condition where bones become weak to the point of breaking. Since symptoms do not occur until a great deal of bone strength is lost, it is a good idea for both men and women to have a bone density test performed. The test is painless, comfortable, easy and fast. It is also safe and there is no prior preparation needed. You can eat normally, with no injections or medication needed.
To schedule a bone density appointment, consult your physician about bone densitometry testing or call the specially trained personnel at ECMH using the following information:
Bone Densitometry Services:
The Radiology Department provides diagnostic x-ray procedures to patients of all ages. The Radiology Department provides a safe and comfortable environment for all patients. They utilize a fixed x-ray machine and also have a portable unit for inpatients and emergency room patients that are immobile.
The department personnel consist of State of Texas licensed and American Registered Radiological Technologists (A.R.T.). A radiologist is available 24 hours a day via Teleradiology and is scheduled on site 7 days a week in the mornings.
The Radiology Department is staffed 24 hours per day Sunday through Thursday, and covered with call Friday 11 p.m. through Sunday 11 p.m.
El Campo Memorial Hospital utilizes technologically advanced ultrasound equipment. The technologist is professionally trained in the use of this equipment. The ultrasound is a test that is painless, fast and can help with diagnosis of a number of health problems.
Nuclear medicine is a division within the field of radiology. It consists of diagnostic examinations that result in images of body anatomy and function. The images are developed based on the detection of energy emitted from a radioactive medication given to the patient, either intravenously or by mouth.
Nuclear medicine images can assist the physician in diagnosing diseases, tumors and infection. Several disease and health problems that Nuclear Medicine can detect include:
Kidney function, heart function/blood flow, lung problems, blockage of the gallbladder, bone fractures, infection, arthritis or tumors, determine the presence or spread of cancer, identify bleeding into the bowel, locate infection and measure thyroid function to detect an overactive or underactive thyroid.