Diagnostic Imaging


Fairfield Memorial Hospital has accomplished Registered Radiographers on staff to provide you or your loved ones with around the clock diagnostic imaging. FMH is equipped with Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), which allows a specialist the ability to consult with the radiologist and family physician.

Overview of Diagnostic Imaging Services

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Digital Imaging

The digital imaging is based on the PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) concept. In the PACS concept, images from Image Acquisition Modalities (such as MRI, CT scanners or traditional X-Rays) are digitized and stored on an Image Server, which is accessed on the hospital’s network for viewing and managing patient information and images. By utilizing the information technology of PACS, it is now possible to capture, diagnose, review, and archive medical images in a fraction of the time.

 Learn More about Radiation

Diagnostic Imaging is a valuable tool that helps save lives. Diagnostic Imaging is composed of a variety of modalities such as X-Ray, CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, PET scan, 3D Mammography, and DEXA. There is, however, a risk for those studies requiring the use of ionizing radiation. These studies can be performed in a variety of settings (Hospital, Imaging Clinic, Dentist, Chiropractor, or your Physician’s office). It is important that you and your Physician be aware of what studies you have had, when, and where they were performed. This may prevent the need for the test to be repeated and save you exposure to unnecessary radiation. It will also aid them in tracking your exposure to ionizing radiation.