BWWMH Diagnostic Imaging
With the addition of the Optima MR450w MRI machine, our Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis has added a room...with a view. Our new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine is designed to help maximize comfort for our patients while delivering uncompromised image quality.
Features of the state-of-the-art machine include: a 70 cm (approximately 7’) wide bore and a 50 cm field of view to make scans accessible to more patients who need them; Scans are fast, accurate and highly reproducible; giving physicians the tools to help make definitive diagnoses.
The Silent Scan technology developed by GE makes the MR as silent as a whisper, thus helping to reduce the added anxiety of loud noise for our patients.
The MRI also allows us to add MRAs and kidney studies to our capabilities. Similar to an MRI, an MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) is a test that allows the doctor to view inside the body, and more specifically, to view the condition of blood vessels in those patients who have suffered a blood clot, stroke, heart disease or similar health problem.
The addition of the new MRI machine is the finishing touch on for the Diagnostic Imaging Department at BWWMH. Over the last five years we've updated our department to include:
- Aquilion 64 CFX64-slice CT Scanner
- GE NM630 Nuclear Medicine Scanner
- Selenia Digital Mammography Unit
- Xario Ultrasound Unit
- The Discovery Bone Density Unit
Our Diagnostic Imaging Department is one of the most up-to-date in West Alabama and we draw patients from throughout the Black Belt.
Note from Radilology
We enjoy being a part of BWWMH's local community. We have families and life- long friends here. We want to thank all surrounding communities for their support. If you ever need our services, know that before, during, and after your procedure our staff will take excellent care of you and your loved ones. If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to ask our Radiology Technologist or any employee. We are here for you.
- Nuclear Medicine
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