Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Radiology Services is a recognized leader in delivering medical imaging services. It offers a comprehensive range of services using the latest technology to provide patients and their referring physicians with superior diagnostic evaluation.
The radiology-accredited staff at IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s radiology services uses radiation to create different types of imaging, including X-rays. These highly specialized images pinpoint an injury, determine the extent of an injury, or help detect abnormalities such as tumors. Radiologists, including those at Southern Indiana Radiological Associates (an IU Health Bloomington Partner) interpret the results and consult with physicians and always send a report of findings to achieve an accurate diagnosis.
SERVICES AND EXPERTISE
Radiology Services provides a full range of imaging procedures including:
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Digital Mammography
- General X-Ray
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Interventional Radiology
Radiology Services provides timely and accurate comprehensive exams in a cost-effective and caring environment with state-of-the-art technology.
- Accredited in MRI and ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
- PACS system stores images electronically
- Digital X-ray equipment captures images
- 64-slice CT scanner performs heart imaging and other routine exams
- 1.5T MRI is used in heart imaging and other exams
The clearer the image, the better the picture. That’s true of mammography as well. Through a collaborative partnership, IU Health Bloomington Hospital, the Bloomington Hospital Foundation and Southern Indiana Radiological Associates came together to provide digital mammography to enhance the quality mammography services already available in our community. Four digital mammography units are now in use in the community.
- A digital mammography exam is usually quicker than a traditional film-based exam, and there’s less of a chance you’ll be called back to retake your images. It is a better overall experience for the patient.
- Your radiologist will be able to enhance and read the image in ways that were not possible before. Digital images give better visibility of the breast, particularly near the skin line, chestwall and especially in women with dense breast tissue.
- Also, digital images are helpful for women with implants and for imaging patients with known abnormalities.
- Digital mammography offers other advantages, including a lower radiation dose* without a compromise in accuracy; and ease of image access, transmission, retrieval and storage.
* source: National Cancer Institute
When breast cancer is found early there are more treatment options and better odds of a full recovery. Early detection saves lives. Maybe even the most important life of all.Yours. Please schedule your annual mammogram.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A MAMMOGRAM
If you have not already scheduled a mammogram through your primary care physician or OB/GYN, you can call SIRA at 812-333-7676 and select option 1. An assistant there will take your call and walk you through the steps to get a mammogram appointment.