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State-of-the-Art Imaging Services in Edgar County

From X-rays to nuclear medicine, the radiology team at Horizon Health specializes in imaging and diagnosis for high-quality patient care. Our diagnostic imaging services include X-rays, mammography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and more.

What to Expect

The Paris radiology staff will go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and safety while receiving an imaging test or undergoing a surgical procedure. Our radiology services are digital and “low dose,” meaning patients receive only as much radiation as they need to produce successful imaging. In some cases, radiation exposure may be reduced by as much as 60 percent.

  • Diagnostic X-ray is a medical procedure using X-rays to help identify (diagnose) disease or injury. The machine sends X-rays through your body to procedure an image. The machine used at Horizon Health is one of the most modern digital fluoroscopy machines on the market.
  • Ultrasound is a method of obtaining images of your internal organs using sound waves. As the sound waves make contact with organs, portions of the sound waves bounce back to the transducer like echoes. These echoes are then analyzed by a computer to produce an image of the organs on the screen of the ultrasound equipment. There is no pain during the examination and current evidence does not indicate any health risk resulting from the sound waves that enter the body during a diagnostic ultrasound exam.
  • Mammography is an X-ray procedure that uses extremely low-dose radiation to produce an image of the breast. Mammography is primarily used for the early detection of cancer and other abnormalities of the breast. Patients will have the opportunity to view a breast self-exam film produced by the American Cancer Society. In addition, patients are taught breast self-exam through the use of a Milex Silicone Breast Model and they are provided with an information booklet for future reference. Appointments may be scheduled through the radiology department. The mammography service is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
  • Computed Tomography utilizes a Siemens low-dose, 64-slice CT scanner. The scanner combines the most advanced technology in electronics and computer science to produce an X-ray image of a thin cross-sectional slice of the body. CT scanning allows radiologists and physicians to see inside the human body to more accurately diagnose a patient’s condition. The CT scan is a safe, fast, and painless procedure. It eliminates the need for some exploratory surgery and is recognized as one of the most important contributions to medicine due to its diagnostic precision and accuracy.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the latest innovation in diagnostic imaging. A powerful 1.5 T magnetic system is used in conjunction with radio waves to cause hydrogen atoms or other selected elements in the body to give off faint signals. The signals help to form visualization of your internal organs and structures. Since MRI exams are "noninvasive" there are none of the dangers associated with surgery and the exams are completely painless.
  • Nuclear Medicine involves the use of radioactive materials to help diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders. The patient is given a radiopharmaceutical which travels through the body, giving off gamma rays (invisible radiation). The nuclear medicine camera detects the gamma rays and creates pictures of the part of the body being studied.
  • Bone Density Scanning measures bone mineral density through a simple CT scan. It replaces previous technology called DEXA Scanning (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry). Bone Density Scanning accomplishes the same as DEXA scanning, but takes only about five minutes to complete.

Request an appointment: Call (217) 466-4242 or request an appointment online in your patient portal.
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