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Imaging

Our comprehensive Radiology Department is under the direction of a group of board-certified radiologists and experienced radiology technologists. The department is equipped to perform procedures from routine x-rays to sophisticated diagnostic imaging procedures. Using the latest digital technology, studies are completed quickly, ensuring prompt personal attention. With the digital CT and fluoroscopy procedure rooms, the Radiology Department is always available, 24 hours every day of the year.

For scheduling, call our Central Scheduling Department at 361.275.0170 to get the best appointment time that fits your needs.

Imaging services

Bone densitometry

At Cuero Regional Hospital, we also employ a state-of-the-art DEXA bone densitometry unit to assess the risk of a fracture of the hip and spine due to osteoporosis. In contrast to systems that measure the bone density at the wrist and forearm, this system determines the bone density at the two most common sites of debilitating fractures related to osteoporosis. 

64-slice CT scanner

Heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. It is indiscriminate, attacking all social and economic circles. It is impartial. When the heart is corroded and hardened by plaque, blood is impeded and an insufficient amount of blood gets through. When the heart doesn't get a sufficient amount of oxygen, it begins to suffer damage. If the corrosion blocks the entire artery, or particles chip away and rupture in the artery, a complete blockage occurs. Blood and oxygen don't get to the heart muscle and a heart attack occurs. Cuero Regional Hospital's LightSpeed Volume 64-Slice CT Scanner can help identify the amount of calcification or plaque in the arteries of the heart. With just a 5-second noninvasive scan, we can determine the amount of damage, if any, from LDL cholesterol and other risk factors. Talk to your doctor today about this innovative diagnostic tool. It could save your life.

Mammography

The American Cancer Society predicts 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in her lifetime. Our Mammography Department is certified by the Texas Department of Health and FDA and accredited by the American College of Radiology. Technically advanced equipment is available to provide superior images for early detection of breast cancer while using very low doses of radiation. A computer assisted detection (CAD) system, using "Second Look" technology that improves the effectiveness of mammography, is offered as a standard part of our mammography service.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

An MRI is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure using an MR scanner to obtain detailed sectional images of the internal structure of the body. This type of imaging test uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the body without using radiation. Cuero Regional Hospital uses a High-Field True Open MRI. This open MRI is conducive to patients with claustrophobia, as our MRI is open concept, unlike traditional cylindrical MRIs. We can accommodate patients weighing up to 550 pounds. Cuero Regional Hospital was the first in our region to begin using the Philips High-Field True Open MRI with Ambient Experience in August of 2009. The "Ambient Experience" is a unique feature that further enables patients of all ages to relax during the MRI. Patients select varied music, lighting and image options to hear and see during their MRI procedure. To get set up for an MRI, please visit your doctor for an order.

Ambient Experience

Cuero Regional Hospital was the first in our region to begin using the Philips High-Field True Open MRI with Ambient Experience in August of 2009. The "Ambient Experience" is a unique feature that further enables patients of all ages to relax during the MRI. Patients select varied music, lighting and image options to hear and see during their MRI procedure.

Nuclear medicine

As part of Cuero Regional Hospital's commitment to technology, our Nuclear Medicine Department utilizes single-head and dual-head gamma cameras that offer high-quality diagnostic imaging in much less time than previous procedures. This powerful, advanced technology allows your physician to diagnose and move forward with the necessary treatment.

Ultrasound

Medical sonography is a medical imaging technique used to visualize many organs, their size, structure and any pathological conditions using sound waves that are converted into images. Ultrasound is commonly used during pregnancy. Ultrasound has been used to image the human body for many years, and poses no known risks to the patient.