Hours vary by service
803 Poplar St
Murray, KY 42071
Keeping Your Comfort and Time in Mind
Murray-Calloway County Hospital always strives to keep up with technological advances in diagnosing injury or illness. We offer the most up-to-date equipment and the highest standards of care so you get the most accurate images in the shortest time possible.
Services or Conditions Treated
Along with traditional x-rays and radiologic imaging, the MCCH Radiology Department also offers the following Diagnostic Imaging procedures:
- Bone Densitometry
- Computerized Tomography (CT Scans)
- LDCT (Low Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Vascular Imaging (Angiography, MRA, or CTA)
- Diagnostic Imaging Procedures
Who Are The Members Of The Radiology Team?
The quality performance of radiology examinations and procedures, along with accurate and timely interpretation of radiology procedure results, is accomplished by a team of various healthcare professionals. The radiology team includes physicians, technologists, and nurses.
What Do the Radiology Team Members Do?
The radiology team at MCCH is led by two radiologists, who are physicians specializing in the field of radiology. Radiologists have completed a 4 year residency in either diagnostic radiology or radiation oncology. Radiologists are responsible for interpreting the results of examinations, performing certain procedures, such as interventional radiology procedures or therapeutic procedures, conferring and consulting with other physicians in other specialties, and ensuring the overall quality performance of the entire radiology team.
Radiology technologists are responsible for performing many of the various types of radiology examinations, including x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, mammograms, ultrasound procedures and nuclear medicine. Technologists receive formal training in various types of educational programs, lasting from one to four years. In addition to training in the various radiology modalities, radiology technology students also study human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and other pertinent subjects.
Once a radiology technology student completes training in an approved training program, he/she may undergo additional study or training in order to specialize in a particular modality, such as CT scans or MRIs and nuclear medicine. Before practicing independently, all technologists must pass national certification exams in their area of study.
Radiologic technologists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, and/or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Nurses are often used for more complex radiology procedures, such as interventional procedures requiring sedation of the patient, or procedures requiring additional patient monitoring such as biopsies, paracentesis procedures, intravenous (IV) administration of medications or contrast allergies. Nurses may be responsible for assessing and documenting patient status, conferring with the radiologist for specific patient care needs, and providing educational information to patients related to their radiology procedure. MCCH Radiology has two radiology nurses which are very valuable to us.