An impressive array of modern diagnostic imaging services is available at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. We offer computerized tomography (C.T.), ultrasound, digital interventional and routine radiology procedures. Additionally, we now offer a new state-of-the-art technology, which helps in the early detection of lung cancer and other lung diseases. The procedure offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) detected deep in the lung. Fawcett is the first hospital in Charlotte County to provide the superDimension System as an option for patient who have learned they have a hard-to-reach lesion on their lung.
Examinations and/or procedures are ordered by your physician and performed by registered technologists. The examination is interpreted by a radiologist, who is a physician skilled in the study of x-rays. A vast and diversified array of image guided therapies including balloon angioplasties, vascular access, blood clot thrombolysis, tumor and bleeding embolization, AV fistula care, vertebroplasty, and gastrostomy placements, to name a few, are performed by our interventional radiology team.
The Diagnostic Imaging Department is located on the first floor of the hospital. For scheduling, please call (866) 463-7103.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital is ACR accredited in the following modalities:
- Ultrasound - Gynecological, General, Vascular
- Nuclear Medicine - Planar, SPECT, Nuclear Cardiology
- CT - Adult & Pediatric Patients, Head/Neck, Chest, Abdomen
Interventional radiology is an independent medical specialty providing minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases in every organ system. Although the range of procedures is broad, the concept is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize patient risks and improve health outcomes. These procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to surgical options. Interventional radiology is a recognized medical specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Interventional radiologists are board certified physicians with additional advanced training in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging to guide them. Their board certification includes both vascular and interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology which are administered by the American Board of Radiology.
Minimally Invasive Interventional Radiology Treatments Include:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
- Angioplasty and stent placement
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
- Hypertension and End-Stage Renal Disease
- Liver Disease
- Needle biopsy
- Pelvic Pain
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Smoking Related Diseases
- Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease
- Venous Access Catheters
- Women’s Health
For more information, or for a physician referral, call 941-624-4441.