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Fulton County Medical Center

Diagnostic Services in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

All of our diagnostic testing becomes part of your electronic medical record. 

Please review the variety of diagnostic services we offer at our Fulton County, PA medical center. Whether you need X-Rays, mammography, ultrasound or other diagnostic testing and services, FCMC offers you trained specialists and a full range of medical equipment to perform the tests you need.

While we have compiled short descriptions of each test for you, you may still have questions about these services. You can call us at (717) 485-6107 if you need more details

 

GENERAL XRAY

An x-ray uses electromagnetic ionizing radiation to penetrate structures within the body to produce an image. Our facility uses digital radiography instead of traditional photographic film. This new technology provides a decrease in patient's exam time, less cost due to no film processing, and reduces patient's radiation dose. The images are then interpreted by the radiologist and a report is sent to the ordering physician.

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BONE DENSITOMETRY

This type of test, called a Dexa scan, is used to screen for osteoporosis risk and identify those who might benefit from measures used to improve bone strength. This test is painless, non-invasive, and involves low radiation exposure. Measurements are commonly done of the lumbar spine and less dominant hip. A radiologist interprets the scan and a report is sent to the ordering physician.

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MAMMOGRAPHY

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses low dose x-rays to examine breast tissue. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the diagnosis of breast diseases. Fulton County Medical Center uses advanced digital technology that provides a more detailed image of the breast. A radiologist interprets the scan and a report is sent to the ordering physician.

 

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ULTRASOUND

This imaging modality uses high frequency sound waves that reflect off of structures in the body that are being imaged. A transducer is placed in contact with the area of the body that is being scanned. There are a variety of ultrasound studies that are performed such as abdominal, OB/GYN, vascular, and small parts of the body. 4-D scanning is utilized here at our facility as well. Once the test is complete, a radiologist will interpret the exam and a report will be sent to the ordering physician.

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NUCLEAR MEDICINE

This modality administers small amounts of radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose disease. During imaging of the patient , the radiopharmaceuticals are detected in the body by special types of cameras and computers that take precise pictures. These images are then interpreted by a radiologist and a report is sent to the ordering physician.

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MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 

This is an imaging procedure that uses strong magnetic fields toMRI produce cross-sectional images of organs and internal structures in the body. Images are produced from radio frequencies detected by the MRI machine in regards to the area being scanned. MRI is used to visualize the body to assist doctors in their efforts to diagnose certain diseases or conditions and to evaluate injuries. There is no radiation exposure with this modality. These images are then interpreted by the radiologist and a report is sent to the ordering physician.

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CT: Computed Tomography (CT) 

This is an imaging modality that uses computer-processed x-rays that travel around the patient in a circular rotation to produce cross-sectional images of the body in different planes and dimensions. CT scans can aid in diagnosis, treatment, and staging of diseases and also as screening for preventive medicine. At Fulton County Medical Center a 64-slice CT scanner utilizes computer software that can create 3-D images, and perform vessel analysis for pre and post interventional procedures. A radiologist interprets the images and a report is sent to the ordering physician.

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