Radiology

Radiology

RadiologyThe Truman Medical Centers Department of Radiology provides high quality, comprehensive, and compassionate patient care.  Our department provides services 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-a-week. We offer digital mammography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance.

In addition, TMC is one of only a few hospitals in the country to acquire an important new tool for diagnosing illness in patients: a 128-slice Computed Tomography or CT Scanner. Where other CT scanners can take well over 20 minutes to complete a scan for trauma, this one can complete the task in about five. TMC is one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation to acquire such a scanner, which offers two important benefits in addition to speed. It provides exceptionally precise images (most CT scanners process four to 64 slices) and does so with minimal radiation exposure to the patient.

In addition to its use in trauma cases, the scanner is also used to evaluate the vascular system to detect blockages and other abnormalities and to plan surgeries.

To schedule an appointment, please call 816-404-0690.

CT Scan

Truman Medical Centers became one of the first hospitals in the United States to install the Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 128 slice CT scanner. The 128-slice CT scanner is a highly adaptive scanner, providing exceptional image quality with minimal radiation exposure to the patient.

The scanner has been developed with all the latest technological advances in the world of Computed Tomography.  Some of these advances include the Adaptive Dose Shielding technology which eliminates unnecessary radiation exposure to the patient through the pre- and post-scan range.  This means that the only radiation dose the patient is exposed to will be for clinically relevant imaging.

The AS 128 will also allow the performance of perfusion imaging of the entire brain which will demonstrate blood flow throughout the organ over a short period of time.  With speed of the scanner being faster than the average human heartbeat it will be able to accurately visual the heart vessels allowing for a safer, more precise scan.