Imaging & Radiology

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Do you have imaging and radiology questions? Call us at 814-467-3435.

Patient Shielding Policy

Beginning January 1, 2023, CSSMCW will no longer use lead aprons on patients undergoing exams that utilize radiation.

Learn why

The Radiology and Imaging Departments at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber are here to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic testing. Our goal is to provide you with the best in quality, patient-centered care in a personable, friendly environment. We will recommend only the most helpful imaging tests and will use the lowest amount of radiation needed to produce the best possible images.

Imaging Services

Accredited, Quality Imaging

Our CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Mammography, Breast MRI, and Breast Ultrasound 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. Additionally, we are ACR certified in CT Lung Cancer Screening, and belong to the ACR Dose Index Registry.

Highly Qualified Staff

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.

Commitment to Radiation Safety

We are 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) – making every reasonable effort to maintain exposures to ionizing radiation as far below the dose limits as practical
  • Image Wisely – a campaign with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary adult imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures
  • 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.