The Barnwell County Hospital radiology department offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services to the community we serve.
The BCH radiology department provides services 24 hours a day and most services are available seven days a week. In 2009, the radiology department performed more than 14,000 diagnostic tests.
X-Rays are interpreted by “Radisphere,” a reputable, professional team of radiologists based in. The radiology department is accredited by the Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology which sets the gold standard for radiology procedures.
Our competent and efficient radiology staff conducts a number of diagnostic imaging procedures using state-of-the art equipment.
- CT scan — displays anatomy in great detail
- Ultrasound — uses sound waves to view internal structures
- X-ray — uses small doses of electromagnetic rays to show bone structure
- Mammography imaging — detects and prevents breast cancer
- MRI — uses a magnetic field to show detailed images.
- Board Certified Radiologist
- Mammography Certified Technologist
- State of the Art Technology
The radiology department recently bought a 16-slice CT (computed tomography) digital scanner. A CT scanner is an X-ray technique that produces images that visualize internal structures in cross section rather than overlapping which typically produced by conventional X-ray exams.
Being digital means better pictures that leads to fast results and better outcomes and the images are placed on a compact disc for you and your physician to review.
Every Friday of the month, our radiology department offers nuclear stress tests with the results read by cardiologists.
The test diagnoses individuals who may have coronary disease and identifies individuals who might be at a low risk or high risk for heart disease.
With patients who have a known coronary disease, a nuclear stress test gives us information regarding how severe it is and what the prognosis is.
BCH Mammogram Parties
BCH is offering a new program that fights the fear and worry some women might feel before a mammogram. Small, intimate groups of women may now come to the hospital and all have their mammography exams done together. To schedule a BCH Mammogram Party call (803) 259-1000 Ex. 4372
Mammograms Save Lives
A 2010 Swedish study — the largest ever — compared 24 years of breast cancer mortality data among 600,000 women and found that starting women on mammography at age 40 is associated with a 26 percent reduction in risk of death from breast cancer. An annual mammogram for women ages 40 or older is the best way to detect breast cancer early and beat the disease.
To Schedule an Appointment: 803-259-1000 Extension 4372