Diagnostic Imaging Department
The Grand View Hospital imaging/radiology team offers expanded outpatient hours including evenings and weekends for your convenience. All procedures are performed by board-certified radiologists specially trained in each imaging modality.
Radiology Services Available
Bone Density Testing
Bone density testing uses dual-energy X-ray absorptometry (DEXA) equipment to produce accurate bone density measurements by generating a narrowly focused X-ray beam used to detect early bone loss of the hip and spine.
A bone density testing technologist, an expert in the use of this equipment, performs this quick and painless exam with a low dose of radiation. Bone density testing is used in the detection of osteoporosis and the assessment of its severity in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Officially known as Computed Tomography, a CAT Scan is a non-invasive procedure that produces a cross-sectional look at the inside of the body. High-speed scanning allows studies to be performed in minutes while you lie comfortably on the table. CAT Scan services at Grand View are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a complex technology that allows physicians to look inside the body. MRI imaging is extremely sensitive to soft tissue, assisting in the evaluation of the body’s organs. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is an additional study commonly performed at Grand View Hospital. MRI services at Grand View are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The Grand View Hospital team reminds women 40 and older to get their annual mammogram – an important tool in identifying breast cancer in the early stages when it is most treatable. Grand View’s Breast Care Services program combines modern screening technology, including digital mammography and breast ultrasound. Mammography services at Grand View are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Grand View Hospital Outpatient Center at Sellersville has been awarded an accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Excellence.
Nuclear medicine uses a small amount of radioactive material to assist in the diagnosis of disease.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerized Tomography (CT) are both standard imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations.
The highly sensitive PET scan detects the metabolic signal of actively growing cancer cells in the body and the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the location, size and shape of abnormal cancerous growths.
Alone, each imaging test has particular benefits and limitations but when the results of PET and CT scans are “fused” together, the combined image provides complete information on cancer location and metabolism.
Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Non-Invasive Vascular (NIV)-accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), Grand View Hospital staff offers a full array of routine and emergent procedures, from a routine fetal profile to the location of arterial clots.
At Grand View Hospital, we offer not only diagnostic procedures, but therapeutic procedures as well. Board-certified radiologists utilize advanced imaging technology to treat many conditions that previously required surgery.
To make an appointment, please call the GVH central scheduling office at 215-453-4100, or toll-free at 866-273-0924.