Imaging

Hours of Operation:    
24 hours per day, 7 days per week                            

Hours for Film/CD pick-up:  
(24 hour notice requested)   
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm 
See Release of Information form below

Phone numbers:   937-386-3460
                           937-386-3461
                           937-386-3462     

Fax number:          937-386-3489

Please bring a list of all medications you are taking with you when having an imaging procedure.

ACRMC offers the most up-to-date radiology services. All radiologic images are interpreted by a board certified Radiologist.     

Some imaging procedures require a contrast media be given to the patient prior to the imaging procedure.  The contrast media enhances the image and enables the Radiologist in providing a more thorough reading.   If your test requires a contrast media, we will need a complete list of all your medication and complete medical history at the time of your exams or procedure.  These forms are available below.  

The following services are available at scheduled hours.  Call the phone number above to schedule any of the following tests.  We make every effort to accommodate the physician and or patient needs.

·         Bone density-DEXA
          testing available Monday-Friday 
          Hologic-Discovery W

·         Cat Scan
          testing available Monday-Saturday
          GE 64 Slice Scanner

·         Fluoroscopy
         
testing available Monday-Friday 
          Shimadzu Digital
         
·         Digital Mammography
          
testing available Monday-Friday & Tuesday evening  
          Hologic Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis
          (One of three in the Greater Cincinnati Area)
          (If you have had previous mammograms we will
          need the films so please bring the name and address
          of the facility where your previous mammogram
          was obtained.)
         
·         MRI
          Monday-Friday  
          evening appointments as needed
          Download MRI Screening Form below
          Toshiba Advantage 1.5T magnet

·         Nuclear Medicine
          Monday-Friday  
          GE Infinia Dual Head Nuclear Camera
 
·         Ultrasound (general)
          Monday-Saturday 
          Siemens Ultrasound

·         Vascular Ultrasound
          Monday-Friday 
          Siemens Ultrasound   

Patient Results:  
Health Information Management (Medical Records) sends a report of all Imaging results to the Ordering Physician.   

In the event that you would need a copy of your films or a CD of your images for a referring Physician:   
·        Please call 937-386-3460 
·        We recommend a 24 hour notice prior to picking up films and/or
         CD of your test procedures to decrease your waiting time. 
·        You will need to complete a Release of Information form. 
·        You will need to have photo identification when you pick up 
         your films and/or CD of your test procedures. 
·        If you want or need someone else to pick up your films and/or
         CDs you will need to give them a written consent allowing us to 
         release your information to them.  They will also need to provide
         us with their photo identification.

Suggested time for film/CD pick up:       
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.       
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.    

Radiation Safety:  
X-rays are a form of radiant energy, like light or radio waves. Unlike light, x-rays can penetrate the body, which allows a radiologist to produce images of internal structures. The radiologist can view these images on a computer monitor.  
X-ray examinations provide valuable information about your health and play an important role in helping your doctor make an accurate diagnosis. X-rays may be used to assist with the placement of tubes or other devices in the body or with other therapeutic procedures.  
As with other medical procedures, x-rays are safe when used with caution. Radiologists and x-ray technologists have been trained to use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results. The amount of radiation used in most examinations is very small and the benefits greatly outweigh the risk of harm.  
X-rays are produced only when a switch is momentarily turned on. As with visible light, no radiation remains after the switch is turned off.  
The decision to have an x-ray exam is a medical one, based on the likelihood of benefit from the exam and the potential risk from radiation. For low dose examinations, usually those that involve only films taken by a technologist, this is generally an easy decision. For higher dose exams such as computed tomography (CT) scans and those involving the use of contrast materials (dyes) such as barium or iodine, the radiologist may want to consider your past history of exposure to x-rays. If you have had frequent x-ray exams and change healthcare providers, it is a good idea to keep a record of your x-ray history. This can help your doctor make an informed decision. It is also very important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant before having an exam that involves the abdomen or pelvic region.  

MRI Safety:  (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)   The powerful magnetic field of the MRI system will attract iron-containing (also known as ferromagnetic) objects and may cause them to move suddenly and with great force. This can pose a possible risk to the patient or anyone in an object's "flight path." Great care is taken to be certain that objects such as "ferromagnetic" screwdrivers and oxygen tanks are not brought into the MR system area. It is vital that you remove all metallic belongings in advance of an MRI exam, including watches, jewelry, and items of clothing that have metallic threads or fasteners. The powerful magnetic field of the MR system will pull on any iron-containing object in the body, such as certain medication pumps or aneurysm clips. Our MRI Department has a screening procedure and protocol that is carefully followed; this ensures that the MRI technologist and radiologist knows about the presence of metallic implants and materials so that special precautions can be taken. In some unusual cases the exam may have to be canceled. For example, the MRI exam will not be performed if a "ferromagnetic" aneurysm clip is present, because there is a risk of the clip moving or being dislodged. The magnetic field may damage an external hearing aid or cause a heart pacemaker or electrical stimulator to malfunction or cause patient injury. If you have any metallic fragment in your body there is a potential risk that it could change position, possibly causing injury.  All patients will need to complete a screening form prior to entering the MRI Unit.                  

Locations offering this Department

Main Location
230 Medical Center Drive
Seaman, OH 45679
Ph: 937-386-3400

Department Test, Preps and Other Documents

Additional Documents

Hours of Operation

24 hours per day, 7 days per week Hours for Film/CD pick-up: (24 hour notice requested) Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-8:30 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Special Hours

Procedures and tests provided by appointment. Evening and Saturday appointment available for some procedures and tests.

Special Notes about this Department

Phone numbers: 937-386-3460, 937-386-3461 & 937-386-3462