ULTRASOUND
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
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.

GENERAL RADIOLOGY – CT SCAN – NUCLEAR MEDICINE
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.

MRI
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Mammography
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ACR ACCREDITATION

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.

QUALIFIED TECHNOLOGISTS
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 Windber Medical Center are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

QUALIFIED RADIOLOGISTS
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 Windber Medical Center are certified by the American Board of Radiology.

COMMITTED TO RADIATION SAFETY
Windber Medical Center 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.

QUALITY INITIATIVES
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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