Patients no longer have to drive to a larger city or facility to receive the very latest in imaging services.

Our Board Certified team of Radiologists provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This team brings capabilities to Putnam County usually found only at larger facilities.

The highly skilled teams of Radiologic Technologists are all graduates of accredited Radiology Programs, certified by the State of Indiana and maintain yearly-continued education requirements that allow them to keep abreast of the newest techniques as they develop in our profession. Many of our technologists are cross-trained in several imaging modalities. As a result of this cross-training, we staff technologists in-house and ready to complete exams 24/7.

We are recognized by the American College of Radiography for their high level of organization and attention to all aspects of providing CT services. We are also proud to be ACR accreditation in the areas of Mammography and Computed Tomography.

To schedule a test, please call Central Scheduling at 765-658-2760.

$39.95 (or $59.95 for both cardiac and lung cancer screening when purchased together)

Call 765-658.2760 for your appointment.
Gift certificates available in the Business Office, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

 

More than half the people who die suddenly from a heart attack have no previous symptoms. Low-dose cardiac CTs for calcium scoring are designed for people who have not been diagnosed with heart disease. Because calcifications are an early sign of CAD, these scans can show whether you’re at risk for a heart attack or other heart problems before other signs and symptoms occur. Low-dose cardiac CTs for calcium scoring are 99 percent effective in confirming or ruling out coronary artery disease.


What is low-dose cardiac score?

Low-dose cardiac scoring is a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure performed with our state-of-the-art low-dose CT scanner. Low-dose means you no longer have to worry about the harmful effects of radiation. During this 30-second test, Putnam County Radiology will accurately determine the degree and severity of hard plaque within the coronary arteries.

 

 

Who We Screen

The following factors may increase your risk of heart disease and make you a candidate for a cardiac score:

 

-You are male and over 45 years of age.

-You are female and over 55 years of age, OR you have passed menopause or had your ovaries removed and are not taking estrogen.

-Your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 OR your mother or your sister had one before the age of 65.

-You smoke OR you live/work with someone who smokes regularly.

-You have a total cholesterol level of 240 or higher.

-You have high blood pressure.

-You are 20 pounds or more overweight.

-You do NOT exercise at least three times a week.

-You have diabetes OR you need medicine to control your blood flow.

If you checked any of these factors, cardiac score using the low-dose cardia CT scan will help you be proactive in your heart health. Realizing the importance of this service, Putnam County Hospital is offering this services to the community for only $39.95.

Please call 765.658.2760 to make an appointment. No physician referral is required, and appointments are accepted 24 hours a day for your convenience.

Putnam County Hospital offers state of the art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services. Our MRI unit is a GE 450W 1.5 tesla High Field unit. The opening of the MRI aperture is 70 CM which is the largest opening available on MRI systems. This is very beneficial for those patients who struggle with claustrophobia. We offer all general MRI exams including orthopedic, abdominal (liver, MRCP), and neurologic studies. MRI exams can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our Cat Scan Department houses the Toshiba Aquilion 16 slice whole body scanner. This cutting edge technology allows for a very quick and accurate diagnostic scan. Besides routine scans, we have the ability to image the veins and arteries of the body, to rule out blockages, with a quick and easy scan.

We also utilize the GE Healthcare’s Optima* CT660, an advanced, scalable Computed Tomography (CT) system offering lower radiation dose capabilities and enhanced ease-of-use in a range of cardiovascular, oncology, neurology, angiography and other procedures.

This imaging system enables our physicians to acquire high quality images to help better diagnose patients, while significantly reducing radiation exposure by up to 40%.

Additionally, the CT660 is among the world’s most energy efficient Volume CT systems, using about 60 percent less energy than previous-generation scanners.

The Optima CT660 has expanded Putnam County Hospital’s capabilities by offering lower doses of radiation and shorter scan times, which is beneficial to all, but it is particularly beneficial to pediatric patients and those who receive multiple scans. Patients who require frequent follow-up CT scans for chronic conditions can now feel comfortable repeating these tests on a regular basis without increased radiation risk.

Putnam County Hospital offers a full range of Nuclear Medicine services to our community. This subspecialty of the field of Radiology can obtain specific diagnosis for a wide range of injuries, acute physiological processes and disease processes that affect body anatomy and function. A certified practitioner is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday for this imaging modality.

Nuclear Medicine scans are obtained by injecting a radioisotope that is specific to the area of the body that your physician is interested in evaluating, intravenously. The isotope travels to area of interest via the blood stream thus allowing the Radiologist to not only determine the size and shape of the area of interest but also evaluate the functioning time and efficiency.

Full mammography services including screening mammography, diagnostic mammography and breast biopsies are offered in the Radiology Department. Our Mammography Unit is a Hologic Dimensions 3D 6000 state of the art system with digital imagining and 3D/Tomosynthesis. 3D mammograms detect 41% more invasive breast cancers, 15 month earlier than traditional 2D mammograms.

Hours of service are 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday as our goal is to provide ample opportunity for patients to receive their mammogram in a timely manner. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology, Mammography Quality Standards Act and the Food and Drug Administration

PCH utilizes high definition digital imaging equipment manufactured by Phillips Medical Systems. Phillips systems are currently providing the best ultrasonic imaging technology in the industry. Ultrasound examinations are scheduled Monday through Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. while Ultrasound coverage for emergency purposes are available 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

PCH also offers vascular ultrasound examination which are completed on our new Parks Flo-Lab system. This system allows all vascular examinations to be completed as well as resting and exercise stress phases for vascular specialty orders.

Also offered are AAA screenings. This screening measures the diameter of your aorta, which is the biggest artery in your body. Early detection of aneurysms in this artery saves lives in high risk patients who might have a family history or other risk factors. Ask your health care provider about this screening and find out if you might benefit from this type of screening.

Putnam County Hospital partners with Shared Medical Services to offer PET/CT services at the hospital campus. This service includes all PET/CT exams and is a great convenience for our local residents foregoing the need to travel to Indianapolis, Terre Haute or Bloomington as the closest options for this type of imaging study. The scheduling representatives specialize in this type of imaging study and will contact your insurance company to confirm all payment details for you. To schedule a PET/CT exam call 1-800-500-4014 and representative will be happy to take care of your PET/CT imaging needs.

$39.95 (or $59.95 for both cardiac and lung cancer screening when purchased together)

Call 765-658.2760 for your appointment.
Gift certificates available in the Business Office, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.


What is low-dose lung cancer screening?

A low-dose lung cancer screen is a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure performed with our state-of-the-art low-dose CT scanner. Low-dose means you will receive five times less radiation during this procedure compared to conventional CT scans.

 

All patients who receive a low-dose lung screening must have a primary care physician who will manage any follow up needs as is necessary. If you don’t have one, we can help.

 

Who do we screen?
Low-dose lung cancer screens are open to ANYONE who wants to know their risk of lung cancer but experts recommend those that have any of the risk factors below.

  • Are between the ages of 55 and 74.
  • Have smoked 30 or more pack years.
    Or
  • Greater than 50 years old, and
  • Greater than 20 pack years of smoking, and
  • One other risk factor which may include contact with Radon,
    contact with asbestos or other cancer causing agents, having had
    certain other cancers, family member who have had lung cancer or
      have had other lung diseases.

*Medicare now covers Lung Cancer Screens if you meet the following risk factors. Talk to your provider to see if you qualify.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), is a swelling of the body’s largest artery and typically has no symptoms, which is why having a screening is important. Putnam County Hospital offers an ultrasound screening that is covered by Medicare for those that qualify.

While AAA is a potentially life-threatening condition, the good news is that this simple and non-invasive screening is key to effective AAA treatment. Putnam County Hospital is proud to provide excellence in clinical care and offers sophisticated, accurate diagnosis and leading-edge treatments for patients with all types of aortic disease, close to home. Our partnership with Franciscan Health gives our community access to vascular and heart surgeons who are recognized for innovation and expertise in the evaluation and management of aortic diseases and are national leaders in the repair of aortic aneurysms using minimally invasive or endovascular techniques.

The AAA screening requires a physician referral. Talk to your doctor today.