Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital > Services & Departments > Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology > Overview
Well-Equipped to Diagnose and Heal
The Susan B. Allen Diagnostic Imaging Department is equipped with some of the most technologically advanced imaging equipment available on the market today. The department provides numerous services used to diagnose injuries, illnesses and abnormalities. Specialized imaging procedures include CT scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), mammography, bone densitometry, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and lithotripsy. The department is staffed by registered technicians under the supervision of a radiologist.
Working in tandem with the diagnostic imaging department, the Susan B. Allen Cancer Center provides the latest in radiation treatments, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and a respiratory gating system. IMRT enables physicians to direct the beam therapy with more precision to a tumor. The respiratory gating system allows the radiation treatment to follow the patient's breathing patterns. These two systems together enable the maximum radiation treatment to the tumor while protecting the surrounding healthy tissue.