Diagnostic Imaging


At Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama , diagnostic imaging is used to create a graphic depiction of the structures and functions of the body’s organs and other internal systems. These images are used to examine and diagnose certain medical conditions.

Our services:

  • Bone Densitometry
  • CT Scanner
  • Echocardiogram
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound

Bone Densitometry


Did you know that 57 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease characterized by weak, porous bones? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about one in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis is a "silent" disease, you may not experience symptoms of bone fragility until a fracture occurs.

Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama can help determine your risk of developing osteoporosis through bone densitometry, or bone density scanning, a procedure that measures the density of the spine, hip and other bones - the most frequent sites of fracture.

Those at the greatest risk for osteoporosis are women who have had:

  • Hormone replacement therapy for a number of years
  • Postmenopausal women who have a bone fracture
  • Women younger than 65 with any risk factors for osteoporotic fracture including:
    • A sedentary lifestyle
    • Diet low in calcium
    • Family history of the disease
    • History of smoking or heavy drinking

For more information, please call: (334) 383-2327

CT Scan

Thanks to CT scanning (computed tomography, often called a “CAT” scan) doctors can view a “slice” of the human body painlessly. Often used to diagnose life-threatening conditions and issues like cancer, blood clots, infections, lung and liver disease, head and spine injuries and internal bleeding, Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama includes CT scans among the variety of diagnostic tools we use to give patients of all ages a clear picture of illness and injury.

Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama offers spiral CT scanning which reduces the average scanning time from 45 minutes to 15 minutes and provides higher resolution scans than traditional CT scanning devices.

For more information, please call: (334) 383-2327


Magnetic Resonance Imaging

It’s clear—precision is important during diagnosis. Of all imaging technologies, MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging gives doctors the clearest, most precise image of the inside of the body. It’s sophisticated, and uses a strong magnetic field to show the structure and detail of organs, soft tissue and bones, which can pinpoint all types of issues from abnormalities to disease. Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama performs MRIs with your comfort in mind. Nervous about your test? Just speak to one of our staff.

Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama provides mobile MRI services on Tuesday and Friday.

For patients who have pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators, a COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) SCAN may be a safer imaging tool. (The devices may malfunction during an MRI scan).

For more information, please call: (334) 383-2327



Mammography

More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are discovered in the U.S. each year. At Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama , we know the value of early detection and mammography is a tool we use to identify potential issues. An x-ray of the breast, mammography is used to look for breast disease in both women and men. It is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that is generally not painful. At Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama , we’re dedicated to providing you with the most proactive care possible. If you have questions about your test or the results, your doctor or nurse can answer all of your questions.

Our mammography department was designed with your comfort in mind. That's why it is staffed entirely by women who are specially trained to answer your breast health questions.

If you are over 40 years old, we suggest that you schedule a mammogram every year.

For more information, please call: (334) 383-2327