A Clear Picture of Health
Medical Imaging: Vital in Patient Diagnosis and Treatment
Cortland Regional’s Imaging Team brings years of combined experience with state-of-the-art technology to serve your imaging needs. No matter what type of exam you are receiving, our certified technologists make every effort to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible and that you understand every step of the process.
Digital X-rays (Radiology)
X-ray technology is an excellent imaging tool used to view the skeletal system, digestive and urinary tracts for disease or poor function. CRMC recently began using a second digital X-ray machine to complement the one already in use in the Emergency Room. When the X-ray machine was first installed in the ER, CRMC was one of only a few hospitals in the country to offer the new digital technology.
When the state-of-the-art digital mammography system was introduced at CRMC, it was the first of its kind in Cortland County. Our digital mammography unit provides a more comfortable, quicker and detailed mammogram. In just a few seconds, a high-resolution, clear image of the breast is obtained with less overall dose to the breast.
Patients can schedule an appointment for a mammogram Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are also available the first and third Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. to Noon. Please call 607-756-3794 for more details or to schedule an appointment.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
The MRI procedure is a safe (no radiation is emitted), painless process involving magnetic and radio waves to create an exceptionally detailed image. Sports-related injuries, degenerative diseases, and inner ear problems frequently require an MRI to aid in diagnosis.
CT scans utilize high-powered X-ray technology to obtain an image of the body. CT machines at CRMC utilize multiple slice imagery, meaning sections of the body can be narrowed down for more detailed views.
This painless and comfortable procedure involves the administration of a radioactive substance to image the body's anatomy and organ function. Images obtained from the three state-of-the-art nuclear medicine cameras at CRMC assist the physician in diagnosing kidney, heart, and lung function, as well as evaluating the skeletal system for fractures, tumors, or infection.
Bone Density Scans
Bone density scans are used to measure the amount or density of bone in a particular part of the body, such as the hip, lower spine, forearm, or heel. This procedure can determine low bone density, which is often indicative of osteoporosis.
Ultrasound technology is most often employed in OB/GYN procedures but is also ideal for examining the blood flow of the upper and lower extremities. Ultrasounds can also produce images of internal organs, as well as muscles and tendons. With no radiation involved, this procedure is painless and fast.
Echocardiography (echo) is a painless test that uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart. This test gives your doctor information about the size and shape of your heart and how well your heart's chambers and valves are working. It is vital in diagnosing murmurs, abnormal wall motion, and the extent of damage following a heart attack. When performed during exercise, it gives physicians information regarding a person's risk for a cardiac event.
Our interventional radiologists perform a variety of special procedures such as renal stenting, vascular stenting, and the stenting of other arteries throughout the body.
Digital Storage of Every Image
After your images are obtained, they are stored digitally in a secure database. Benefits include:
- Quick and accurate image transfer between departments at Cortland Regional
- Digital archiving for instant access by your healthcare team
- Peace-of-mind knowing your images will not be lost or misplaced
When you need a medical imaging exam, ask your physician to refer you to Cortland Regional Medical Center.
Main Hospital - (607) 756-3794
West Road Campus - Outpatient Service Center (607) 758-7620