X-rays are the most traditional form of diagnostic imaging. An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Even with the advent of many newer and highly advanced technologies, X-rays remain an important part of our imaging department and are commonly used to view broken bones and other medical conditions.
Current equipment at Moab Regional Hospital: Dell Medical with Konica computer radiographic readers.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope - similar to an x-ray "movie." A continuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a computer monitor so the body part and its motion can be seen.
Current equipment at Moab Regional Hospital: State of the art Toshiba Kalare digital fluoroscopy unit.
C-Arm is a mobile imaging unit used primarily for fluoroscopic imaging during surgical and orthopedic procedures. It also consists of a computer workstation used to view, manipulate, store and transfer the images.
Current equipment at Moab Regional Hospital: GE/OEC 9900 digital C-Arm.