Welcome to the Radiology/Imaging Center
|Massac Memorial Hospital is dedicated to serving the community by providing a comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment service, administered by our team of registered technologists. From general radiography chest
x-rays to CT scans and MRIs, Massac Memorial Hospital utilizes state–of–the art equipment and technology while providing you with the special attention and care you have come to
expect from your community hospital.
Massac Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Cape Radiology Group, located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Through this alliance, we are able to connect our patients and their physicians with a group of over 20 radiologists who provide professional reading services for traditional general radiology exams. The radiology practice also has physicians who have
completed fellowships in the areas of neuroradiology and nuclear medicine.All radiologists at Cape Radiology Group are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have been specifically trained to perform and interpret the examinations. The PACS (picture archiving communications system) and the digital technology at Massac Memorial Hospital has the capability of enhancing images in such a way that the overall quality of the study is improved offering considerable benefits to patients. This technology allows Massac Memorial Hospital access to a radiologist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that may be needed through the emergency room.
During procedures in our Imaging Department, patients are attended to by our dedicated and highly qualified staff,
who make comfort and patient safety their highest priority. We understand that the most difficult part of the imaging procedure is waiting for the results. At Massac Memorial Hospital, we work closely with area physicians to deliver exam interpretations as efficiently and quickly as possible, so that the patient can receive treatment in a timely manner.
Our services include:
• Computed Tomography (CT) scans
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
• Bone Density Testing
• Nuclear Medicine
• Ultrasound, Including Vascular
• Ultrasound Guided Biopsies
• Routine Radiography
At Massac Memorial Hospital Department of Radiology, we promise to ease your anxiety with a warm staff, state-of-the-art equipment and fast reliable results.
Georgia Kirksey, RTRM
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Georgia Kirksey is the Imaging Manager for Massac Memorial Hospital and has been a valued staff member for the past 9 years. She has done an excellent job staffing her department as well as purchasing new equipment that has helped the department tremendously. Also, as a Register Mammographer, she has helped to better the lives of many women in the community.
How do you detect breast cancer?
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women. Each year, nearly 183,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and it’s estimated that over 40,000 women will die from the illness each year.
A mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer, and if detected early, the five-year survival rate exceeds 95 percent. Yet nearly 13 million U.S. women, 40 years of age or older, have never had one. Many of these women are living in our community. Breast cancer can strike any woman, however; certain lifestyle choices and personal
traits – including your genetic makeup – can affect your risk. Take time to learn how you can determine your risk. Click here to learn more.
What is a CT Scan?
If your doctor tells you that you need to have a CT scan, also known as a Computerized Axial Tomography or CT scan, here's what you should know.
Put simply, a CT scan takes the science behind an X-ray machine and brings it to another level. During the scan, you lie flat on a table, which moves though a donut-shaped ring. In this ring is an X-ray machine that takes constant pictures as it moves. Because of this circular movement, a CT scan can compile a three-dimensional picture of your body, while a standard X-ray can only see in two-dimensions. The whole procedure rarely takes more than five minutes. Click here to learn more.
To make an appointment or inquire about a physician for a breast examination, call 618-524-2176 x 295
Physicians on the Massac Memorial Hospital medical staff are independent contractors who have been granted privileges at
Massac Memorial Hospital. They are not employees or agents of the hospital.