From the most basic of x-rays to the advanced hi-tech world of brain scans, the radiology services at Wise Health System offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient imaging services. Our services include x-rays, fluoroscopic imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, EKG, PET, 64-slice CT Scan, Cardiac Imaging and MRI.
Wise Health System also participates in the Image Gently® Campaign, an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. For more information, please visit the Image Gently® Website.
Most routine x-rays do not hurt. More involved types of scans that involve local anesthesia or that have moderate sedation, may involve an IV and could cause minor discomfort.
Most procedures take less than an hour. Basic x-rays and CT scans last between two to 15 minutes. More complex procedures such as MRIs and nuclear bone scans can range from 45 minutes to several hours.
This depends on several things and varies from case to case. Discuss you case specifically with your physician.
It depends on the type of procedure you will be having. Basic x-rays and CT head scans – yes. Upper GI, CT and sonogram of your abdomen – no. These are just a few of the basic procedures. There are MANY more, be sure to check with your physician prior to your procedure.
Wise Health System is the first facility in our area to offer the advanced scanning technology of the 64-slice CT scanner. It is used to provide physicians detailed, high resolution 3D images of a patient’s organs within seconds.
The speed and precision the 64-slice scanner is helpful in diagnosing cardiac disease. Previously, imaging of the heart and arteries was difficult because of the small size of the coronary arteries and the movement of the heart and how it changes in size and shape as it beats.
Nationally Recognized Accreditations
The computed tomography program at Wise Health System earned accreditation by meeting the high standards of the American College of Radiology, including evaluation of staff, acquired clinical and phantom images, dose measurements and scanning protocols.
Our entire MRI program has met stringent standards to receive accreditation from by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR evaluates personnel qualifications, MRI image quality, safety policies, and quality control. In addition to evaluating process and personnel, each diagnostic clinical imaging unit used for patients must successfully pass tests to achieve accreditation.
Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images to help providers diagnose illness, injury, or other medical problems. Our ultrasound imaging is also accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). THe ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
Notice to Patients
You have the right to submit comments regarding our facility’s radiology imaging and treatment services.
Submit your comments in writing and send to the facility or to the following address:
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY
Attn: Accreditation Program Patient Comments
1891 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191-4326