Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology at Brooks Memorial Hospital
The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Brooks Memorial Hospital is located on the ground floor of the facility. Diagnostic imaging is an important tool used by physicians to help properly diagnose disorders within the human body. X-Rays, Ultrasounds, CT Scans, MRI’s and Nuclear Imaging are all types of diagnostic imaging.
The Brooks Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging/ Radiology Department provides services in the following categories:
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Interventional Radiology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
Fully accredited by the American College of Radiology, the Diagnostic Imaging department at Brooks Memorial Hospital is here to provide quality imaging services for patients of every age including inpatients, outpatients and patients visiting our Emergency Department. Diagnostic radiology services are provided 24 hours per day, with round the clock service provided by Board Certified Radiologists.
The Diagnostic Imaging department at Brooks utilizes State-of-the-Art digital imaging equipment capable of providing the high resolution images needed for accurate medical diagnosis. The Brooks MRI system is a Philips Achieva 1.5 T MRI Unit which produces a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla, and produces superb orthopedic and neurological images. As an added convenience for patients, later hours for MRI are available on an as needed basis, as well as are Saturday appointments.
Also available in the Brooks Memorial Hospital Radiology Department is a new Digital Radiology Room with a GE Discovery XR650 Digital Radiographic System with Advanced Clinical Applications. This high-tech system allows X-Ray images to be viewed in a matter of seconds, provides a lower dose of radiation to the patients and is completely filmless. Benefits also include adjustable table height and automatic positioning of the equipment.
The digital technology at Brooks has allowed the facility to go “filmless”, eliminating the need for bulky, cumbersome film X-Rays. All of the diagnostic images at Brooks are stored in a PACS system (Picture Archiving and Communications System) to insure a comprehensive electronic medical record for each patient. The PACS system provides secure, immediate access to information critical to patient care. The experienced imaging technicians at Brooks holds a variety of specialty credentials in multiple modalities including CT, Ultrasound, MRI, Mammography, and Nuclear Medicine.
After our radiologists have had a chance to review your results, they will discuss the findings directly with your physician who will usually contact you within the next day or so with a recommendation. However, our courteous staff is always available to answer any questions you have about the specific service you are receiving and aid you on your way toward a healthy future.
A physician referral or prescription is required for all services. An appointment is needed for all service areas with the exception of Diagnostic Radiology. To schedule your Imaging procedure at Brooks Memorial Hospital, call (716) 363-3993.
For additional information about Diagnostic Imaging at Brooks Memorial Hospital, call (716) 363-3936.
Please see our Women’s Imaging section for more information on services including DexaScan, Mammography, and Ultrasound specifically for women.
Brooks Memorial Hospital
529 Central Ave.
Dunkirk, New York 14048
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Hours of Operation:
- Diagnostic Radiology & CT Scan
- MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine
8 am - 4 pm, Monday thru Friday. Emergent cases as needed.