Liberty Hospital's diagnostic imaging and radiology services offer comprehensive diagnostic testing. These tests support the hospital’s other units so that physicians can accurately diagnose and treat every patient with the highest level of care. Our Cardiology Center, Cancer Center, Birthing Center and Level 2 Trauma Center all rely on state-of-the-art radiology services.
Diagnostic imaging tests available on our campus include:
- 160-slice CT scanner.
- Magnetic resonance imaging.
- Nuclear medicine.
- PET/CT scanning.
Liberty Hospital also offers women's imaging services.
Diagnostic imaging staff
Each Liberty Hospital radiologist is certified by the American Board of Radiology. This ensures that the physicians interpreting your tests have the skills and expertise necessary to diagnose your medical condition. Some of the hospital’s radiologists also have extensive backgrounds and experience in interpreting specific kinds of tests, such as mammograms or MRI studies.
Likewise, the hospital's radiologic technologists have passed rigorous examinations and are skilled at performing the many diagnostic tests Liberty Hospital offers.
Our Neurodiagnostic Laboratory uses state-of-the-art equipment and registered technologists to perform a variety of diagnostic procedures. Services provided:
- Electroencephalograms (EEG).
- Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV).
- Electromyography (EMG).
An EEG is a noninvasive procedure that traces the brain’s electrical activity. During the procedure, electrodes are placed on the scalp to study brain function. An EEG may be performed:
- To diagnose epilepsy and determine what types of seizures are occurring. EEG is most useful and important test in confirming a diagnosis of epilepsy.
- Identify the location of a suspected brain tumor, inflammation, infection, bleeding, head injury or disease in the brain, such as Parkinson's disease.
- Evaluate periods of unconsciousness or dementia.
- Help predict a person’s chance of recovery after a change in consciousness.
- Confirm or rule out brain death in a person who is in a coma.
- Monitor brain activity while a person is receiving general anesthesia during surgery.
NCV and EMG
An NCV and EMG are complementary electrodiagnostic tests that work in combination to measure the electrical activity in nerves and muscles. Results are used to detect, process and record electrical muscle activity in order to aid in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disease.
NCV is a test to evaluate the ability to send an electrical impulse through motor and sensory nerves of the human body. During the testm patients will have surface electrodes attached to various areas, along the contour of the nerves, to record the electrical impulse.
EMG tests the electrical activity of the muscles. This involves the physician placing a very thin needle into various muscles.
EMG/NCV can help diagnose many muscle and nerve disorders, including:
- Compression neuropathies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Peripheral neuropathies.
- Nerve lesions.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
- Spinal muscular atrophy.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.