A multi-certified department providing for all of the patients needs in one location rather than in separate locations. General ultrasound provides non-invasive examinations of the abdomen, pelvis (non-obstetric and obstetric), and thyroid. Vascular imaging evaluates possible blockage in the arteries and blood clots in the veins. Echocardiography provides the interpreting cardiologist with moving images of the heart that evaluate heart and valve function. Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image rather than radiation.

PET/CT has emerged as an advanced tool for oncologists and surgeons. PET/CT can identify a cancerous malignancy earlier than other imaging technologies and pinpoint tumor location. Physicians use PET/CT to differentiate malignant and benign tumors and to determine the presence, location, and extent of multiple lesions as well as recurrence, and metastasis.

These departments offer various general radiology examinations, Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, and Nuclear Medicine imaging. General radiology examinations are also available at the Alum Bank Community Health Clinic.

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CT, Ultrasound, PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine departments are accredited through the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation assures patients that facilities have voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to meet nationally-accepted standards.

Radiologic Technologists are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, exam techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and protection, physics and basic patient care. All radiologic technologists at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Radiologists are the only physicians specially trained in patient diagnosis and care through medical imaging. They are trained to identify injury and disease in each of the body's systems, whether bone, soft tissue, organs or blood vessels. The radiologists at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber are certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is committed to using the lowest amount of radiation to obtain the best images and our technologists are highly trained in radiation safety practices. We promote: ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable, Image Wisely - a campaign with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary adult imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures, and Image Gently - a campaign to promote radiation protection in the imaging of children.

The Radiology Department recently participated in Highmark’s Quality Blue Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program, which evaluates participating hospitals using evidence-based practices and industry standards established by national quality organizations. We are proud to announce that the department scored 100% in Imaging Efficiency by establishing methods and practices to reduce the radiation dose to patients without compromising quality imaging.

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