Ultrasound is a very valuable tool in diagnostic imaging. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to acquire images. Ultrasound can provide information on organ structure, movement and blood flow, and the exam is typically painless and brief. We offer thyroid, abdominal, pelvic and obstetrical ultrasound studies and breast ultrasound. Breast ultrasound is only offered at the HMH Women's Imaging Center.
Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
Patients can have their exams scheduled at the Diagnostic Imaging Center, to schedule an appointment please call (270) 706-5444.