Medical Imaging

An accurate diagnosis begins with a picture of what is going on inside a patient’s body, and that picture is known as a medical image.

Grove City Medical Center’s medical imaging service has been at the forefront of technological advancement through the years, beginning with its transition from film to digital imaging in the early 2000s. Since then, the service has seen significant upgrades to both CT and MRI scanners, and mammography continues to lead the area in terms of its capability. Most recently, mammography has upgraded to 3-D and implemented iCAD artificial intelligence technology, the only imaging facility to offer this option between western Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio.

Radiologists

Brighton Radiology Associates is the primary provider of diagnostic radiology services for the hospital and its outpatient facilities. This team of over 20 radiologists include physicians with advanced training in abdominal, musculoskeletal, vascular and interventional radiology, as well as breast imaging. Brighton Radiologists provide interpretive expertise 24 hours a day for our patients.

Along with regular or general imaging, Grove City Medical Center offers these special imaging services:

Nuclear Medicine. A nuclear medicine scan involves an IV injection of a small dose of radioactive material called a ‘tracer.’ This study is helpful in diagnosing or determining the severity of various diseases, including cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders.

CT (CAT) Scan. The 64-slice GE LightSpeed CT scanner is the ‘backbone’ of GCMC’s medical imaging services. CT scan is the first imaging choice among physicians for its speed and the depth of information it provides. CT rapidly captures two-dimensional views of a patient’s anatomy, which can be viewed as 3-D images for in-depth studies.

Ultrasound. A sonogram uses sound waves to examine various parts of the body, using a small instrument called a transducer. This painless, non-invasive procedure is commonly used for obstetrical, abdominal, cardiac and vascular studies.

Fluoroscopy. “Fluoro” is the real-time radiographic imaging of the internal organs used to analyze their ability to function effectively. Fluoroscopy is especially useful in producing images of the gastrointestinal tract, most often focusing on the stomach and colon.

Mammography. Mammography at GCMC offers 3-D digital imaging with the added benefit of iCAD technology, which uses artificial intelligence for the newest, most accurate diagnostic interpretation available.

MRI. MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Image, allows a physician to examine and evaluate a disease process without using radiation. Instead, a magnetic field, radio waves and computers generate graphic slices of the body, producing remarkably detailed images of a patient’s anatomy that reveal changes in tissue chemistry.

DEXA Scanning. A Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, or DEXA scan measures bone mineral density, and is one of the most accurate methods of diagnosing osteopenia or osteoporosis in women, as well as men.

Angiography. An angiogram is a study of the blood vessels that uses an injectable contrast medium to make them visible. The image produced can detect, diagnose and aid the treatment of heart disorders, stroke and diseases of the blood vessels.

One Call Does it All
Medical Imaging studies can be scheduled using one central phone number: 724-450-7418, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.