ImagingOur Imaging Services Department provides vital diagnostic images to the physician and care team. These complex and extremely detailed images are essential in helping physicians and providers identify a patient's injury or illness. The greater the detail, the more accurate the diagnosis. The Imaging Services Department is available to patients 24 hours a day, every day. Board Certified Physicians and licensed, certified staff provide services using advanced diagnostic technology from the finest imaging manufacturers in the world. Service is provided in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Patients and family members will be treated with respect, dignity and kindness.
The Imaging Services Department at Hampton Regional is fully digital, allowing patient's diagnostic images to be sent via high speed, secure computer connections to physicians and hospitals anywhere. Equipment and imaging services available at the hospital include:
Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
ABOUT THE RADIOLOGISTSCarolina Radiology Associates is a leading provider of diagnostic and interventional radiology services. Through nearly 40 years since their inception, the radiology group has earned a reputation for consistently setting new standards for medical imaging in the Carolinas. The team of physicians includes board-certified Radiologists with subspecialty training in areas such as women's imaging, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, neuroradiology and a plethora of other subspecialty capabilities to deliver a superior patient experience.
Computed tomography (CT) scanning blends the traditional use of X-rays with the latest computer innovations. CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce cross-sectional images or pictures of the inside of the body, and a computer reconstructs these slices to produce a 3D image of the areas being studied. When the image slices are reassembled by computer software, the result is a very detailed multidimensional view of the body's interior. CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams. A CT scan is a quick and painless procedure. It allows the technologist to acquire images in just a few seconds while you lie on the patient table. CT imaging can also play a significant role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disorders that can lead to stroke, gangrene or kidney failure.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a powerful magnetic field and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and other internal body structures. This is a non-invasive, usually painless medical test that does not use radiation. Physicians use the MRI examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for tumors of the chest, abdomen, or pelvis; lesions of the liver or other internal organs; and tumors or abnormalities of the reproductive organs.