Here at Stafford County Hospital, we have 3 Kansas licensed and ARRT certified technologists that strive to take excellent care of our patients, make sure you're comfortable, and get the best images possible.
We are a filmless department that utilizes a PACS system to store and transmit images. Our exams are read via electronic transmission by United Radiology Group in Salina, KS.
Whether you doctor in town our outside of the county - we can perform any of the following radiology services here. Simply ask your provider to send us your order, or feel free to bring it in or call and we'd be happy to provide you with the services requested at your convenience!
Traditional radiography (x-ray) can be performed on many different parts of the body, for many different reasons. Most often, x-rays are used to diagnose bone abnormalities, such as breaks and fractures, or obstructions of the lungs or bowels. They can be used to detect some diseases, as such as pneumonia, lung cancer, or pulmonary edema.
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is similar to a traditional x-ray in that it takes the same type of image, but it takes many images from many angles, instead of one. Each image is called a "slice" and can be layered with the others to create a more detailed and complete image of the inside of the body. At SCH we have a 16 slice GE Optima CT scanner in-house.
EKG and Holter Monitor
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the body. An EKG can be used to measure the rate and rhythm of heartbeats, the size and position of the heart chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart's muscle cells or conduction system, the effects of cardiac drugs, and the function of implanted pacemakers.
Digital mammography is a specialized form of mammography that uses digital receptors and computers instead of x-ray film to help examine breast tissue for breast cancer. Mammograms are scheduled monthly with advanced notice and performed on-site in a mobile truck.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). The DXA scan is typically used to diagnose and follow osteoporosis and other bone diseases and bones healing from infections, fractures, tumors, or certain medication. DXA's are scheduled monthly with advanced notice and performed on-site in a mobile truck.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body. We utilize a 1.5 Tesla Mobile MRI truck. Exams are scheduled on a weekly basis with advanced notice.
ULTRASOUND OR SONOGRAPHY
Medical ultrasound (also known as diagnostic sonography) is a diagnostic imaging technique based on sound waves with frequencies which are higher than those audible to humans. It is used to see internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs. Ultrasounds are scheduled weekly with advance notice and performed on-site by Mobile Imaging Inc.
Outpatient hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Emergency and Inpatients: 24/7 on call
Feel free to contact us with any questions: 620-234-5221
Holly Ferguson RT(R)(M) Imaging Director
Kris Brown RT(R)
Dalton Hernandez RT(R)