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Imaging

Imaging Locations:

Community Memorial Hospital
805/652-5011

Ojai Valley Community Hospital
805/646-1401

Grossman Imaging Centers
805/988-0616
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Imaging

New imaging technologies have greatly enhanced our diagnostic capabilities. Diagnostic imaging equipment assists doctors in diagnosing disease or injury quickly and accurately.

Professional-trained staff from the Radiology Department are responsible for the operation of these diagnostic tools. The Radiology Department works in conjunction with a patient's doctor to determine the most appropriate testing for each individual client.


X-ray
For years, X-rays have been relied on as basic tools for diagnosis of illness and injury. Continually upgraded, X-ray is still used in the majority of cases as the most economical way to quickly diagnose such conditions as chest infections or broken bones.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner provides remarkably detailed pictures of the body, painlessly and without using X-rays. This revolutionary diagnostic tool uses a large magnet, radiowaves and a computer to scan the body and produce images that cannot be seen on conventional X-rays.

MRI scanners are used to examine the brain, spinal cord, abdomen, chest, bones and joints. The equipment enables the discovery of tumors that might have been missed in other types of examinations. MRI technology also allows many patients with skeletal conditions to avoid lengthy, invasive and very painful surgical procedures.

Digital Mammography
The CMHS Breast Center located at CMH continues its commitment to being on the leading edge of healthcare with a state-of-the-art Digital Mammography System with CAD (Computer-Aided Detection) technology.

This newest generation machine provides the highest-quality images available today. Digital Mammography allows the technologist to view your images instantaneously without leaving the room. This technology also eliminates the need for repeats due to under/over-exposure.

The digital mammogram exam is very quick—10 to 15 minutes—as opposed to the 30 minutes for traditional film-based mammograms. This is not only more comfortable for the patient, but it also reduces radiation dosages by 20 to 80 percent, depending on breast density. And by erasing the need for retakes, the radiation dosage for a patient can be further reduced while the detection potential increases. Furthermore, studies have shown that Computer-Aided Detection technology can improve cancer detection by 20 percent.

CT Scanning
CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.

CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams.

Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

With our GE LightSpeed 16-Channel Multidetector CT scanner we offer a new dimension in diagnostic imaging with higher resolution and quicker scan time.

Our GE VCT 64-Slice Multidetector CT Scanner is capable of capturing entire organs in a one-second scan. The LightSpeed VCT represents the next evolution in CT. With our Coronary CTA scan we can see what is in your coronary arteries! In just 5 heart beats!!!!!

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