The future of medical imaging…today
The goal of the Tift Regional Medical Center Radiology Department is to offer advanced medical imaging while assuring the comfort of all patients. The results of our diagnostic exams are interpreted by local, experienced radiologists who work with physicians to reach the diagnosis needed to best treat patients. Urgent cases can be scheduled the same day. For more information on Radiology services at Tift Regional Medical Center, please call 229-353-7500 or toll free 800-648-1935, ext. 7500.
MRI and Open MRI
Tift Regional offers both full-sized, high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and open MRI. Each utilize the physical properties of magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers to generate images of the body. MRI imaging is used for virtually all parts of the body. For claustrophobic patients, small children or larger patients who may find the traditional MRI too confining, the open MRI unit is available, providing a “wall-less” environment.
The prevention of heart attacks takes another step forward at Tift Regional Medical Center. Smart Score is designed to check for risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and heart attacks in people who haven't had any heart problems in the past. This test is able to help many people before they ever experience any problems associated with cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. The test shows calcification of the arteries with a simple CT scan.
Women's Imaging Center
Attention all women: Close your eyes and relax. Picture yourself lounging in a soft robe, surrounded by soothing colors and gorgeous original artwork. Soft music is playing in the background as you look around, eyeing the cute French boutique look of the room. Think you're in a spa? It's actually the brand new Women's Imaging Center.
The Women's Imaging Center houses the absolute latest in imaging technology. Mammography, DEXA bone density scanning, stereotactic breast biopsy and ultrasound are now all in one central location for women who need these diagnostic services. All of the mammography equipment is digital, so there won't be a long wait to make sure images are clear and readable.
Picture Archive Communications System (PACS)
TRMC is now operating one of the most advanced electronic storage and archival systems available anywhere. This high-tech system allows for electronic transfer of medical images to physicians worldwide. Tift Regional has joined the top 10 percent of health care centers offering this modern method of image control and delivery. Misplaced films are no longer a concern. Our films are maintained in a large computer repository for permanent archiving of images.
Do you have more questions about radiologic testing and procedures?
RadiologyInfo, a website sponsored by the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, has more information related to the many radiologic procedures and therapies available to you and your family. RadiologyInfo tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. Please click here.