What is Radiology?

What is Radiology?

Radiology is a branch of medicine that uses advanced technology to create detailed pictures of the body. It helps doctors see bones, organs, and tissues to diagnose illnesses and plan treatments.

By using techniques like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, radiologists can provide important information to help patients receive the care they need.

Why is Radiology Important?

Radiology is crucial in healthcare for several reasons:

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Radiology provides clear images of bones, organs, and tissues, helping doctors detect fractures, tumors, infections, and more.
  • Timely Treatment: Radiology enables doctors to plan prompt and effective treatments based on gathered information.
  • Improved Outcomes: Radiology contributes to better patient outcomes through early detection and precise diagnosis.
  • Essential Tool: Radiology plays a vital role in informed decision-making, monitoring progress, and assessing treatment effectiveness.

Through its non-invasive nature, accurate imaging, and timely diagnosis, radiology continues to play a vital role in ensuring the best possible care for patients.

Our Radiology Procedures and Services

At our facility, we provide a comprehensive range of radiology procedures and services.

Explore some of our frequently offered procedures and services, though this list is not exhaustive:

  • Mammogram:
    Detect early signs of breast cancer with our 2D and 3D mammography services. Highly trained radiologists provide enhanced comfort and the highest standard of care.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):
    Detailed imaging without X-rays. Our radiologists utilize MRI scans to diagnose, assess treatment, and detect diseases or injuries.
  • Computed Tomography (CT):
    Produce detailed images of organs, bones, and blood vessels. Our CT scans aid in diagnosing conditions like cancer, musculoskeletal disease, and lung disorders.
  • Digital Radiology:
    Capture clear X-ray images to diagnose bone injuries, infections, arthritis, and cancer. Our compassionate technicians deliver precise digital radiology services.
  • Bone Density:
    Measure bone strength for early osteoporosis detection. Our technology ensures patient comfort, while our dedicated staff provides high-quality exams and timely results.
  • Ultrasound:
    Create images for diagnosing and treating various conditions. Our experienced team specializes in prenatal imaging, capturing cherished baby images.
  • Nuclear Medicine:
    Capture images to diagnose diseases, infections, and tumors. By utilizing trace amounts of radioactive materials, we assess tissue, bone, and organ function.

Our Radiology Location

Franklin County Medical Center
44 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
Open 24/7
Laboratory Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Radiology Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm 
(208) 852-0137

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