NORTH HARDIN DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
North Hardin Medical Plaza
1360 Rogersville Road
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No appointment is needed to receive services.
North Hardin Diagnostic Center offers routine laboratory services.
Digital Radiology Services
North Hardin Diagnostic Center provides digital radiology services utilizing technology that does not require film. The resulting digital study is sent to PACS and can be recorded to CD/DVD/USB if requested by the referring physician. Digital radiology services will allow for immediate viewing and editing of images, which means faster results for the physician and their patient.
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)
North Hardin Diagnostic Center will also utilize a PACS digital display and archiving system. Images are now available to view seconds after an exam is completed and physicians have the ability to view images in their offices instantly. Once a board certified radiologist performs the initial read, a voice clip of the dictation is linked to the image in PACS.
— abbreviated as EKG or ECG
Is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. .
Why is it done?
An ECG gives two major kinds of information. First, by measuring time intervals on the ECG, a doctor can determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart. Finding out how long a wave takes to travel from one part of the heart to the next shows if the electrical activity is normal or slow, fast or irregular. Second, by measuring the amount of electrical activity passing through the heart muscle, a cardiologist may be able to find out if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked.