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CT Scan

Thanks to CT scanning (computed tomography, often called a “CAT” scan) doctors can view a “slice” of the human body painlessly. Often used to diagnose life-threatening conditions and issues like cancer, blood clots, infections, lung and liver disease, head and spine injuries and internal bleeding, Fannin Regional Hospital includes CT scans among the variety of diagnostic tools we use to give patients of all ages a clear picture of illness and injury.

Fannin Regional Hospital uses a 80 slice scanner and the appointment usually takes less than an hour, with the actual exam lasting only a few minutes.

Low Dose Lung Screening

Too many people at risk wait until they experience symptoms, like a chronic cough, before they get a lung screening. Among those are heavy smokers who face lung cancer as a major cause of death. “High risk smokers” who have an annual CT lung screening can detect lung cancer much sooner and reduce the death rate by 20%. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as an additional preventive service benefit under the Medicare program.

Fannin Regional Hospital is proud to be working in conjunction with Radiology Associates, PC to provide Low Dose Lung Screening for your patients. Our imaging is accredited for quality and safety by the American College of Radiology.

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Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy

Sometimes doctors need to see more than a still image to diagnose or treat a problem. Fluoroscopy is a test that uses a steady beam of x-rays (like a movie) to look at parts of the body and movement within the body, such as blood moving through a blood vessel....

Low Dose CT Scans

Low Dose CT Scans

Fannin Regional Hospital offers low-dose CT screenings for patients who might be at risk for lung cancer, including smokers and former smokers. Here are three things to know about lung cancer screening: Lung cancer screening has been shown to decrease the risk of lung...

Dexa

Dexa

Osteoporosis means, literally, “porous bones,” and is a debilitating disease that can lead to bone fracture. More than 52 million Americans have low bone density and are at risk for osteoporosis— 80% are women. DEXA scans (which stands for Dual-Energy X-Ray...

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

At Fannin Regional Hospital and Riverstone Imaging Center, diagnostic imaging is used to create a graphic depiction of the structures and functions of the body’s organs and other internal systems. These images are used to examine and diagnose certain medical...

ACR Accredited Digital Mammography

ACR Accredited Digital Mammography

Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor and can be transmitted and stored like any computer file. For patients, having a digital mammogram is very much...