McGehee Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department offers high-quality diagnostic testing for patients of all ages with an array of illnesses. Our tests enable our physicians to comprehensively evaluate the patient’s illness, diagnose the problem, create a personalized plan of care, and monitor the treatments. We offer Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, and X-Ray and continually strive to provide the latest technology so that our patients can get a fast, accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs. We also offer convenient appointments, safety, and personalized patient care.
McGehee Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical facility serving five adjacent counties.
The Diagnostic Imaging Department has an experienced team of Radiologic Technologist and Radiologist. Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT) are available 24/7, 365. Ultrasound is available by appointment. To reach the Radiology Department, please call (870) 690-4170.
Computed Tomography (CT)
McGehee Hospital is excited to announce the addition of our new Canon Aquilion Lightning Scanner. The addition of this new scanner offers patients and physicians with faster scan times as well as reduced radiation exposure. A CT scanner takes X-ray images from different angles all around your body.
These images are grafted together to form detailed, two-dimensional pictures.
CT scans can be used for a wide range of medical purposes, such as bone fractures or in preparation for surgery. The CT exams are performed by registered, skilled and experienced technologist. Each exam typically lasts no longer than 15 minutes and is interpreted by a Radiologist.Depending on the procedure, you may be asked to be NPO after midnight prior to the exam, you may also be required to have lab work prior to the exam, as well as drink oral contrast media. IV contrast media may also be administered depending on the type of exam ordered. The images are immediately available for view by our Radiologist, ER Physician or McGehee Family Clinic Provider. Images are interpreted by a Radiologist. CT exams are offered 24/7, 365 days a year.
McGehee Hospital’s registered, skilled and experienced Technologists are able to provide exams for virtually every area of the body using state-of-the-art equipment. General radiography tests are performed in an X-ray room where images of the chest, abdomen, skull, spine or extremities may be taken. Before the test, you will be asked to sit or recline on an X-ray table, where a technologist will position the X-ray over the affected area. During X-ray exposure, you will be asked to remain still for several moments.
The images are immediately available for view by our Radiologist, ER Physician, or McGehee Family Clinic Provider.
Our new GE Optima XR646 Digital Room offers state of the art image quality and a reduction in Radiation Exposure. Images are interpreted by a Radiologist. The new GE Optima 220 Digital Portable Unit allows the Technologist to provide exams at the patient’s bedside when the patient is unable to be transported to the Radiology Department for their exam. The Digital Portable Unit provides the same state of the art image quality as well as reduction in Radiation Exposure. The images are immediately available for view by our Radiologist, ER Physician or McGehee Family Clinic Provider. Images are interpreted by a Radiologist. Digital Radiography is offered 24/7, 365 days a year.
An Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves in order to create images of internal body structures, such as the gallbladder, kidneys, liver, heart, blood vessel and reproductive organs. This exam does not use radiation and is non-invasive. Our equipment ensures that our Radiologist get an ideal view. Scans are interpreted by a Radiologist. Ultrasounds typically take 30 to 60 minutes. An ultrasound is usually painless. The most you may feel is pressure from a handheld wand, called a transducer. You may be asked to change positions or hold your breath during the exam. Warm gel will be applied to the area of interest so that the transducer may produce the images.
Ultrasound is offered during the week on a scheduled basis.