Washington Outpatient Imaging Center
The centerpiece of the Outpatient Imaging Center is the state-of-the-art 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner. While current generation CT scanners are fine for most applications, the newly installed equipment creates 64 high-resolution anatomical images per rotation. This will decrease scan times to several seconds which allows almost all patients to be scanned in high resolution. The slices are as thin as a credit card and support advanced cardiac studies, among other applications. These images are combined to form a three dimensional view of the patient's anatomy, allowing physicians to view such things as blockages in the coronary arteries, as well as the motion and pumping action of a patient's heart.
In addition to advances in imaging technology, the transition from traditional film-based radiology to digital images through the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) greatly enhances the service provided by the Outpatient Imaging Center. PACS offers a much faster turnaround time, not only for capturing images, but also for getting the results from the radiologist who read those images to the patient's physician.
Washington Outpatient Imaging Center offers the most advanced, all-digital imaging technology available in one convenient location. Diagnostic services available include:
- 64 Slice CT(Computed Tomography)
- Digital Radiography
Additionally, necessary diagnostic imaging services for patients at the Washington Women's Center can easily be coordinated with the Outpatient Imaging Center, which is only steps away. Primary benefits of the outpatient environment included extended hours of service Monday through Saturday and efficient scheduling that helps reduce appointment delays.
For an appointment, please call (510) 791-3410.