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Radiology

 

Baptist Health Lexington's Radiology Department combines the latest technology with the caring hands of our team of healthcare professionals. Our suite of high quality radiology services includes:
 

Diagnostic Radiology:  we offer all general radiology services (X-rays and fluoroscopy), including intravenous pyelogram (IVP), used to examine the urinary system; upper G.I. and/or small bowel, used to examine the esophagus, stomach and small intestine; and barium enema, used to examine the colon.

Ultrasound:  uses high frequency sound waves to make pictures of different parts of the body, helping detect abdominal, thyroid and pelvic disorders. Obstetrical ultrasound is offered through our special Perinatal Diagnostic Center. Ultrasound studies of the heart are offered in our cardiovascular lab.

Nuclear Medicine: safe and painless technique used to image the structure and function of internal organs and to treat diseases such as hyperthyroidism and cancer. Central Baptist's radiology department performs nuclear medicine studies of the thyroid, lungs, bones, liver, spleen, brain and gastrointestinal tract. Nuclear medicine studies of the heart are offered in our cardiovascular lab. Baptist Health Lexington was the first facility in Lexington to offer lymph node mapping for sentinel node localization, used to help doctors determine how far certain types of cancer have spread.

PET/CT Scans: (Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography) is a sophisticated and powerful diagnostic test most commonly used to identify cancer and the spread of cancer. Images are acquired in 3-D in approximately 30-45 minutes. One short scanning procedure replaces two longer examinations on other units that require patients to have a CT and also a PET scan, and then have the images "fused".

Vascular Studies: used to diagnose problems in the veins and arteries of the legs, arms, neck and abdomen. Our radiology department provides arteriograms and venograms. Ultrasound studies are offered in our cardiovascular laboratory.

CT Scans: diagnostic test (also known as a "CAT scan," for "Computed Axial Tomography")  that combines the use of X-rays with computer technology. These images are assembled in a computer into a three-dimensional picture that can display organs, vessels, bones, and tissues in great detail. Baptist Health Lexington offers the latest technology for better quality images with shorter scan times for our patients.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): medical technology that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to allow physicians to explore the inner workings of the human body. Baptist Health Lexington's radiology department is equipped with a state-of-the-art 1.5 tesla magnet MRI to produce faster scans and higher quality images to help your doctor detect and define differences between healthy and diseased tissue.

Preparing For Radiology Exams

Learn how to prepare for a specific exam, and find more information about all of our radiology services:

Radiology Outpatient Centers

Baptist Health Lexington has several outpatient facilities.  Find locations here or call us at  859-260-6547 or 1-800-280-5090.

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