Online Resources for Radiology Procedure Information
A great resource for information about Radiologic studies in a standard format that describes various procedures, indicates common uses, explains how to prepare for procedures, and provides pictures of the equipment used during procedures. It currently contains information on nearly 200 radiologic procedures and can be viewed in English or Spanish, and can be downloaded.
Radiology Department Accreditations
Springhill’s Imaging departments are accredited by the American College of Radiology in more modalities than any other hospital in Mobile. Meeting the ACR’s strict quality standards means better care for our patients.
In 2008, Springhill Medical was the first non-research hospital in the United States to install a Toshiba Aquillion One 320 slice CT scanner. This highly technologically advanced CT scanner gives us the ability to capture whole organs (16cms) in a single rotation. Why is this important to you? It’s the fastest scanner available, so you are on the table the least amount of time. Due to this rapid acquisition of images, children can now be imaged without the use of sedation. The Aquillion One also utilizes Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction technology (AIDR), which ensures that our patients receive the lowest radiation dose of any CT scanner on the market.
Our highly professional, experienced, and caring Technologists will be with you during your visit, and will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Springhill’s MRI department is accredited by the American College of Radiology. This accreditation means that we have met the highest standards of quality and performance! However, the patient experience is just as important to us as the quality of the images that we obtain! That is why we have created a space for your comfort and peace of mind during your scan.
At Springhill, we offer: Soothing lighting, your choice of music and video viewing to enjoy during the scan, a short bore magnet making it feel the most open of any MRI in town, faster scan times, the newest and most technologically advanced scanner in the area, as well as highly professional, experienced, and caring MRI Technologists available to you throughout the process.
Springhill Medical Center offers a newly renovated Nuclear Medicine department designed with modern design and stellar panoramic views of Dauphin Street and the surrounding Mobile area. As part of an ongoing effort to offer its patients the most cutting-edge medical imaging technology available, we offer state of the art Siemens Gamma cameras utilizing the latest Siemens software to produce outstanding image quality that improves lesion detection and characterization. Our new Evo Excel camera offers a 30% larger bore and shorter tunnel length that can accommodate larger or claustrophobic patients with a more comfortable, quicker scan. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, Springhill’s Nuclear Medicine department must meet the highest standards of quality and excellence.
Combine all of this with caring, professional Technologists, and you and your physician will both be glad that you chose Springhill for your care.
Springhill’s Ultrasound department is accredited by the American College of Radiology, once again meeting the highest standards of quality and performance!
Our highly trained, RDMS certified Ultrasound techs are compassionate and caring. Our GE ultrasound systems provide extraordinary images, and are designed with the patient in mind. We are devoted to providing the best patient care using technologically advanced, high resolution equipment in a clean and safe environment.
Our Women’s Diagnostic Center is MQSA certified through the America College of Radiology. This accreditation means that we have met the highest standards of quality and performance!
In 2002 our Women’s Diagnostic center was the first mammography center on the Gulf Coast to utilize digital imaging of the breast. Springhill now also offers 3D Mammograms, or Tomosynthesis of the Breasts. This new breast imaging is advanced technology in the fight against breast cancer that allows doctors to examine your breast tissue one layer at a time. It is considered the biggest breakthrough in breast cancer detection in 30 years! 3D breast imaging detects more invasive breast cancers earlier, and reduces false positives by up to 40% compared to a conventional mammogram alone, reducing the need for extra tests, and extra procedures, including a possible biopsy.
Our soothing “spa-like” environment, combined with the most advanced technology, and highly professional, experienced, and caring Mammography Technologists who will be available to you throughout the process, should make Springhill’s Women’s Diagnostic Center your choice for Mammography and other breast imaging and procedures, and also bone density studies.
The National Cancer Institute
According to a study performed by the National Cancer Institute comparing film and digital mammography, digital mammography is more accurate than film at finding cancer in women less than 50 years old, and women who have dense (not fatty) breast tissue. Digital mammography uses less radiation than traditional film mammography, reducing your lifetime exposure to x-rays.