LCHD Radiology has implemented digital technology with its new PACS System!
The radiology department at Lynn County Hospital District is technologically advanced with a staff that is happy to assist the residents of Lynn County and the rest of the entire South Plains with their imaging needs. Our imaging department has implemented a PACS system paired with CR imaging. PACS is an all-digital, film-less imaging process that provides electronic image of all radiology routines including x-rays, CT scans and ultrasound. This system allows imaging modalities to be integrated, displayed and digitally stored. Authorized users, such as our physicians and family nurse practitioners are able to view the images either from the LCHD Radiology department or from their own offices.
Imaging services offered at LCHD are diagnostic x-ray, computed tomography, vascular, cardiac, and diagnostic ultrasound. Our licensed and fully trained imaging personnel are available onsite 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Imaging tele-radiology services are also available to our medical staff 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
CT - Coronary Calcium Scoring Test
The LCHD Radiology Dept. is now offering Coronary Calcium Scoring Tests with our new Siemens CT scanner. A cardiac CT for coronary calcium is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries-the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart muscle. Because calcium is a marker of CAD, the amount of calcium detected on a Cardiac CT scan is a helpful prognostic tool. The findings are expressed as a Calcium Score.
What are the common uses of the procedure?
The goal of cardiac CT scan for calcium scoring is to determine if CAD is present and to what extent, even if there are no symptoms. It is a screening study that may be recommended by a physician for patients with risk factors for CAD but no clinical symptoms.
The major risk factors for CAD are:
- high blood cholesterol levels
- family history of heart attacks
- high blood pressure
- cigarette smoking
- overweight or obese
- physical inactivity
Amador Padilla III, RT(R) (CT)RSO
CONTACT:Phone (806) 998-4533 – ext 291
- Monday: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Our technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Services for out-patient are available during regular days from Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and extended hours Tuesdays & Wednesdays. As a vital member of the hospital, services are provided for its in-patients and emergency case patients 24 hours-a-day 7 days-a-week.
If you are looking for more information about radiology or radiation safety, please go to www.fda.gov or www.radiologyinfo.org