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CT Scan

Thanks to CT scanning (computed tomography, often called a “CAT” scan) doctors can view a “slice” of the human body painlessly. Often used to diagnose life-threatening conditions and issues like cancer, blood clots, infections, lung and liver disease, head and spine injuries and internal bleeding, Heartland Regional Medical Center includes CT scans among the variety of diagnostic tools we use to give patients of all ages a clear picture of illness and injury.

The 64-slice CT scanner improves both the speed and accuracy of imaging results, producing crisp, detailed images of the body in just seconds, enabling physicians to detect and treat diseases at an early stage. This technology can be used for advanced diagnostic applications such as cardiac scoring, virtual endoscopy, high-resolution lung scanning and precise radiotherapy planning for cancer patients.

CT scanning offers benefits for heart patients by providing a clear view of the coronary arteries. CT scans provide a non-invasive alternative to traditional cardiac catheterization – a quicker and comfortable diagnostic test for determining a patient’s cardiovascular health, without the downtime associated with more invasive procedures.

Trauma patients also benefit from the speed and accuracy of the 64-slice CT scanner. Using this technology, a trauma patient can be scanned from head to toe in a matter of seconds to determine if there are any internal injuries that require immediate attention.

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

At , diagnostic imaging is used to create a graphic depiction of the structures and functions of the body’s organs and other internal systems. These images are used to examine and diagnose certain medical conditions. Heartland Regional Medical...

DEXA Scan

DEXA Scan

Osteoporosis means, literally, “porous bones,” and is a debilitating disease that can lead to bone fracture. More than 52 million Americans have low bone density and are at risk for osteoporosis— 80% are women. DEXA scans (which stands for Dual-Energy X-Ray...

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Screening

The Heartland Regional Lung Cancer Screening Program offers low-dose CT screenings for patients who might be at risk for lung cancer, including smokers and former smokers. Here are three things to know about lung cancer screening: Lung cancer screening has been shown...

Mammography

Mammography

More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are discovered in the U.S. each year. At , we know the value of early detection and mammography is a tool we use to identify potential issues. An x-ray of the breast, mammography is used to look for...

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Heartland Regional Medical Center uses ultrasound as a painless, non-invasive way to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions without the use of radiation, making this a widely used procedure during pregnancy. Sometimes called sonography, ultrasounds bounce...

Simple + Price

Simple + Price

Healthcare pricing can be confusing. To simplify things, we offer a pre-pay pricing program for those in Marion and the surrounding communities who might not have insurance. It’s called Simple + Price and it covers most common imaging and lab tests. So if you need an...