At Excela Health, we perform nearly 300,000 outpatient x-ray procedures a year through a combination of state-of-the-art technologies and attention to patient care and comfort from our highly skilled, professional staff. We pride ourselves on efficiency, so that patient diagnoses can occur more quickly while attending to the medical needs and dignity of our patients -- all serving as a foundation for patient-centered imaging services.
Regardless of where you receive imaging services at Excela Health, our radiologists and other physicians are connected across the three campuses by the latest PACS system -- a means of reviewing and comparing patient images electronically without having to transport films from site to site. And, with the same radiology group serving each hospital, you’ll find the same high quality and standards of care at each site.
- Routine Diagnostic Radiology
Routine x-rays can be used to assess broken bones and determine pneumonias through a chest x-ray, to barium enemas for upper gastrointestinal examinations. Other diagnostic imaging methods include fluoroscopy, radiography and others.
- CT Scanning
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Traditional MRI, wide-bore MRI with a larger opening for greater patient comfort, and an open MRI.
Including screening mammography, digital mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, and stereotactic breast biopsy. Bone density screening is also available at our hospital campuses.
- Nuclear Medicine
- PET and PET-CT Scanning
- Interventional Radiology
Allows radiologists to specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments using image guidance that in particular instances, replaces the need for open surgery. Benefits to patients -- less pain, shorter recovery and no large incisions. Common procedures include angiography, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt), venous ablation, vein thrombolysis, central venous access, uterine fibroid embolization, aneurysm coiling, pain injections, and more.
All magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, ultrasound, mammography and the PET/CT scanner are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Cardiac Diagnostic Technologies at Excela Health
Each of our hospitals provides a full range of cardiac diagnostic equipment and techniques, including the latest digital, video and imaging tools. Diagnostic options include:
- Standard Electrocardiogram (EKG). These results are available immediately system-wide by remote access.
- Echocardiogram (ECHO), both Transesophageal and Dobutamine versions.
- Stress Echocardiogram, combining a treadmill stress test with standard ECHO.
- MUGA Scan, which analyzes the heart’s efficiency in pumping blood via a radioactive substance.
- Tilt Table Test.
- Event and Holter Monitoring, which record your activity throughout a typical day.
Within our catheterization laboratories on the Westmoreland campus are dual head cardiac gamma cameras, and echocardiography and ultrasound equipment. Available in the cath lab suite is the 64-slice CT scanner, a non-invasive means of diagnosing symptoms or potential problems with extremely high detail and accuracy. A second 64-slice CT scanner is also available at the Latrobe Hospital campus.