Diagnostic Imaging provides timely, comprehensive imaging services to the patients and medical staff of Oak Hill Hospital. Our cutting edge equipment includes some of the most requested diagnostic procedures like CT Scans and MRI making Oak Hill your choice for diagnostic services. Our board-certified team of radiologists are on-site around the clock, which means you get the 3D imaging results and consultations you need within minutes-whether it's 2:00am or 2:00pm.
MRI uses a high-powered magnet and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images. Our new Tesla MRI provides images, so detailed that abnormalities previously undetected can now be diagnosed.
One of the most commonly used tools to examine the brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, CT scans help diagnose a range of by taking thin slices (images) of your insides. Our new LightSpeed UltraCT has twice the speed and coverage of traditional CT scanners and provides exceptional image quality.
A CCTA (Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography) is a type of medical exam that combines the CT scan with an injection of a contrast media to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues that concentrate on the heart.
Using an intravenous (IV) line, iodine containing contrast dye is injected into your vein. The CT scanner, which is monitoring your pulse (heart) rate, measures when the contrast will reach the heart vessels. When the contrast is in the heart vessels, the CT scanner takes hundreds of images of your heart and then puts those back together to form a picture of your heart.
Unlike a normal snapshot, this picture can be broken down to show just the arteries, the muscles, or the veins. This reconstruction will allow the radiologist to see if you have a blocked artery that could cause you to have a heart attack. Since the coronary CTA scans the entire heart, the test can be used to check several different problems.
The coronary CTA is used to evaluate coronary artery disease and to evaluate a patient's risk of heart attack. The test can detect small amounts of plaque that can be missed on other exams. It also can detect disease very early before a patient has symptoms.
The Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) allows a team of physicians to view and manipulate images simultaneously, even from separate locations.
One of our most patient-friendly procedures, ultrasound enables us to "see" inside the body. We can evaluate blood flow, internal organs, pregnancies, cancer, abdominal disorders, blood vessel problems, pelvic disorders or other problems.
This imaging technology uses a special radioactive material that is picked up and visualized with nuclear technology to catch diseases affecting the gallbladder, heart, and thyroid.
Using a special "tracer" dye, physicians can visualize joints, moving organs, and even blood passing through veins.
Bone Density Screening
Effective in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, a bone density screening determines the approximate strength of a patient's bones through the amount of calcium in a specific region of the bones.
This x-ray test is used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram at age 35 and annually for all women over the age of 40 (earlier for women with personal or family histories of breast cancer).
Lung Cancer Screening
Low Dose CT Scans for high risk patients are recommended by the American Cancer Society for early detection of lung cancer.
Are You At High Risk?
- Are you a current or former smoker between 55-80 years of age?
- Do you have a smoking history of at least 30 pack years (1 pack per day for 30 years, or 2 packs per day for 15 years)?
- Are you 55 years of age or older with at least a 20 pack year history or second hand smoke exposure?
- Additional risk factors include COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, exposure to chemicals such as asbestos, Radon Silica, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, diesel fumes, nickel, coal smoke or soot.
- Screening CT scans are not covered by Medicare or most insurance companies. However, Oak Hill Hospital is offering the scan to you directly at a discounted price of $250.
- Screening CT scans should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or if that person develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery.
Please call Cheryl Whitman, RN Patient Navigator, at (352) 597-6130 to schedule your free pre-screen assessment. If you meet the criteria, Cheryl will assist you in notifying your physician, obtaining an order for the exam and scheduling your appointment.
Notice To Patients
You have the right to submit comments regarding this facility's radiology imaging and treatment services. Submit your comments in writing and send to the facility, or to the following address:
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY
Attn: Accreditation Program Patient Comments
1891 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191 4326