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Imaging & Radiology Services in Macomb, IL

Utilizing the Best Technology for Imaging

Located on the first floor of MDH.
Contact by phone: (309) 836-1550 | Fax: (309) 836-1552

Outpatient Radiology Imaging Suite (x-ray capabilities)
Opens March 14, 2022

2nd Floor - Health Services Building 1
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

McDonough District Hospital focuses on technology to offer you the best in medical imaging. Digital images are viewed using the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) and Digital Radiography (DR) to distribute imaging information and provide a wide range of radiology services.

Diagnostic imaging is often the first exam ordered by a provider. It can visualize most parts of the body and allow for more accurate testing and diagnosis. General radiology uses a small amount of radiation to view the skull, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, and upper and lower extremities. More specialized imaging such as Computed Tomography (CT) and fluoroscopy use contrast material that can either be ingested and/or injected. These contrasts better define structures such as kidneys and blood vessels, colon, stomach and more.

New Radiology Imaging Suite Opens Inside HSB 1

A new facility addition at McDonough District Hospital provides additional access to outpatients needing an x-ray. MDH will now offer outpatient x-rays inside the Radiology Imaging Suite located on the second floor of Health Services Building 1 (505 East Grant Street). The new Radiology Imaging Suite is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

“The new outpatient Radiology suite will allow outpatients to receive x-ray examinations without coming inside the hospital,” said Director of MDH Radiology Milton Griffin, RT (R), BS, MA. “The convenience will be a major patient satisfier.”

The Radiology Imaging Suite is available to any outpatient needing an x-ray examination.

Points to Remember:

  • You will need to register in Admitting/Registration 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment. Patients can save time and pre-register for certain tests in Radiology by calling (309) 836-1753 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Always notify the technologist if you are or may be pregnant.
  • Most general radiographic exams require no preparation. Some exams require no food or drink the night prior. There are also exams that require a preparation kit. You will provided that information when you schedule the appointment.
  • Prep kits may be picked up at the Radiology Department Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please note: Cell phone use including audio or video recording is prohibited.

CT Heart Scans Available

Patients can schedule a CT heart scan through the Radiology Department at a reduced cost of $99. This is a self-pay test and must be paid for in advance or at the time of the appointment.

MDH first offered this CT heart scan to area first responders, and will now make this procedure available to the general public.

According to the American Heart Association, almost half of all heart-related deaths occur in people with no previous history of heart disease symptoms. This simple CT heart scan serves as a coronary calcium scoring screening that may help identify individuals who may need treatment. A calcium-score screening test uses computerized tomography (CT) to detect calcium deposits in the coronary arteries.

“Heart disease continues to rank among one of the most common health issues we face, and there are steps you can take to help prevent this,” said Director of Radiology Milton Griffin, RT (R), BS, MHCA. “If you have a family history of heart disease, you may benefit from the CT heart scan. We are proud to offer this procedure now to all our patients, and at a special reduced cost.”

Test results are read by the Radiologist, and patients have the option of following up with their primary care provider or Blessing Health System Cardiology.

Patients wanting to schedule an appointment can call (309) 836-1550. Appointment times are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or after regular hours by special request.

Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study

A Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) allows the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) to see what occurs in your mouth and throat when you swallow. This test lets the SLP see:

  • if food enters your airway instead of your stomach, called aspiration
  • which parts of your mouth and throat may not work well
  • what kinds of food are safest for you to swallow
  • if certain positions or strategies help to improve your swallow

This study is completed in the radiology department with the SLP, radiologist, and a radiology technician. The SLP will give you different foods and drinks mixed with barium. The test results will determine what treatment will improve your swallowing and what foods and liquids are safest to swallow.

In order to complete the VFSS, you must discuss your concerns with your doctor and have a physician’s orders faxed to (309) 836-1586. Once the order is sent, please call the Radiology Department at (309) 836-1550 to schedule the evaluation.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact the Speech Therapy Department of MDH Rehabilitation Services at (309) 836-1601.

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