Diagnostic imaging is one of the most important tools available to modern medicine. The role of imaging is three-fold:
- Diagnosis. Today’s imaging technology allows physicians to diagnose many disease and injuries without the need for exploratory surgery or invasive procedure.
- Treatment. Imaging allows physicians to treat many diseases with minimally invasive techniques.
- Assessing the effectiveness of treatment. Imaging allows physicians and surgeons to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures and make adjustments to those treatments, often during the course of the surgery/treatment.
The links, at left, provide more information about each imaging modality as well as some information about specific tests that may be performed using the imaging technique, preparation for the testing, what to expect, and how long the testing might take. This is general information intended for educational purposes.
King’s Daughters Medical Center is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation is voluntary in Kentucky and involves the review of the physicians’, technologists’ and sonographers’ educational achievements, equipment maintenance and quality control, record keeping and department policies and procedures.
We believe the participation in voluntary accreditation ensures that King’s Daughters Medical Center is current with the latest technologies and clinical practices in medical imaging. This allows us to achieve a higher standard of quality assurance and patient care that translates into our goal of world class care in our communities.