Radiology

Have to work? No problem.

Schedule your procedure as early as 7 a.m., or as late as 7 p.m., on weekdays. We also have hours every other Saturday. Call (757) 414-8555.

We offer:

  • SPECT nuclear medicine camera. Using gamma rays, a high-tech camera captures 2-D images from multiple angles. A computer assembles a 3-D view that can show thin slices along any axis of the body. Used for cardiac work, bone scans and more. 
  • State-of-the-art radiographic/fluoroscopic imaging. Fluroscopy allows us to look through the body while things are actually happening. (We can watch someone drink a barium mixture, for example, or see iodine flow through a vein.) This test may be used to examine organs or in cases of ulcer, swallowing disorders, cancers, kidney stones or gallstones. 
  • MRI 
  • CT scans
  • Moderate sedation to help those with claustrophobia get the best possible results from their MRI or CT scan. Open units typically offer weaker magnets, yielding lower-resolution images. Get the best possible result — in comfort — by taking advantage of our sedation program. 
  • Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring studies, which show deposits in arteries — a marker of coronary artery disease. Insurance does not pay for this screening. 
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammograms, offered at both Shore Memorial Hospital and Shore Medical Center at Metompkin. Both programs are approved by the American College of Radiology and the Food & Drug Administration. Equipment at Metompkin is identical to that at the hospital. Call 414-8747 to schedule procedure at either location.
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy. Suspicious tissue is removed from the breast using a hollow needle guided by special Xrays. It's an outpatient procedure that's less costly than a traditional biopsy, with little pain and no scarring.

Accreditations

  • Mammography program at Shore Memorial Hospital and Shore Medical Center at Metompkin approved by the American College of Radiology and the Food & Drug Administration
  • Our ultrasound equipment undergoes evaluation by a medical physicist annually
  • Our MRI equipment is in the midst of an accreditation process by the American College of Radiology 

Coming soon

  • An all-digital system that makes films a thing of the past and allows for instant communication with physicians, even if they're off site. Images can also be better enhanced. 
  • Upgraded scheduling program for all imaging services. 

Educational opportunities
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital's Department of Radiology and Eastern Shore Community College have teamed up to offer a Radiologic Technology degree. The program takes two years, with classes held at the Eastern Shore Community College and Shore Memorial Hospital.

Clinical practicum will be at various hospital and sites throughout the Shore and Maryland. Upon successful completion, students will graduate with an Associates of Science Degree will take a national certification exam and become Registered Technologists, RT’s. The graduates may take their Associates Degree and continue for Bachelors or more advanced degrees at other colleges and universities.

Students wanting to enter the career path should apply for both the college and the Radiologic Technology program. Students may take prerequisite and elective courses any semester rather than waiting until the annual start of the Radiologic Technology core courses.


 

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