Diagnostic Testing & Imaging

A diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. For example:

  • To diagnose diseases
  • To measure the progress or recovery from disease
  • To confirm that a person is free from disease

At Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, we provide our patients with the highest quality healthcare that southeast Kansas provides and our medical imaging department houses state-of-the-art equipment for patients’ needs so they don’t have to travel to other facilities; they can get their testing done right at home.

All staff members are highly trained in their specific fields.

Digital mammography is a screening and diagnostic tool used in the detection of breast cancer. This new technology allows us to have better quality and immediate images.

  • Screening
  • Diagnostic
  • Localizations of biopsy
  • Computer-aided detection

Ultrasound (or sonography) uses reflected sound waves to create real-time images of soft tissues, including muscles, blood vessels and organs. Because sound waves are used, there is no radiation exposure during this procedure.

Although most commonly used to examine the fetus during pregnancy, it is also an effective tool for monitoring blood flow using Doppler ultrasound technology. Ultrasound can be used to discover abnormalities in organs, and detect narrowed arteries, clotted veins or growths such as tumors and cysts.

CRMC offers a variety of ultrasound procedures, including:

  • Obstetric ultrasound (with the exception of second/third trimester)
  • 3D/4D ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies of the breast, kidney, liver and thyroid
  • Paracentesis and thoracentesis

General Radiography/Fluoroscopy

Radiography and fluoroscopy use radiation to produce digital imagery which is used to diagnose and treat injuries and disease.

  • Digital radiography
  • Barium studies
  • Myelograms
  • Arthrograms

Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)

A CT Scan is a noninvasive test that uses X-rays to create cross-sectional images of the body.

  • Angiograms
  • 3-D reconstructions
  • General

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scan)

[IMAGE: MRI from provided photography]

MRI is a noninvasive test that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to acquire images of the body. CRMC has an in-house Large Bore MRI with the largest scanner opening in our region. It is friendlier than the normal and open magnets for claustrophobic patients, and it can accommodate larger patients more comfortably. The MRI is equipped with a sound system to help patients relax. The patient can bring their favorite CD, iPod or MP3 player and/or choose their favorite genre from Pandora to listen to while being scanned.

  • Head
  • Extremities
  • Angiograms
  • Spine

Nuclear Medicine

[IMAGE: Nuclear Medicine from provided photography]

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and sometimes treat disease.

  • Heart studies
  • Bone scans
  • Gallbladder functions
  • Thyroid exams

Positron Emission Topography (PET/CT Scan)

A PET scan is a non-invasive test that accurately images the cellular functions of the human body. A combination of CT and PET are used in detecting cancer.

Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA Scan)

A test to determine early stages of bone loss associated with osteoporosis, a disease in which bone density increases, making bones brittle and prone to fracture.

Digital Picture and Archiving Communication System (PACS)

Our medical imaging department uses a PACS system. This system automatically downloads a digital copy of a patient’s X-ray, MRI Scan, CT Scan and PET Scan. This enables any physician to retrieve any patient information without having to print a film. The PACS system breaks down the physical and time barriers associated with traditional film-based image retrieval, distribution and display. The physician also has the ability to burn CDs to take images to another facility, if need be.