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Imaging and Radiology

When your doctor needs to see inside your body to detect, diagnose or treat your condition, turn to the imaging specialists at Tidelands Health. Both Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Imaging Center at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital hold accreditations from the American College of Radiology, which means you’ll benefit from highly skilled radiologists, top-quality imaging equipment and strict measures to help ensure your safety. 

Advanced Imaging Services

A Clear Difference

Tidelands Health offers imaging technology available nowhere else in the region. Find out from the physicians who know best.

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At Tidelands Health, you can stay close to home while taking advantage of some of the most sophisticated imaging technology available in health care. Your physician may recommend:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging – or MRI
    • 3T MRI – An advanced imaging tool for producing extremely detailed images, and you'll find the only 3T MRI in the region at Tidelands Health
    • 1.5T MRI – Creates quality images that assist your doctor in making a diagnosis
    • Open-bore MRI – Includes a wide opening that helps you feel comfortable during the scan
  • Computed Tomography – or CT
    • 64-slice – Offers precise views of moving organs, such as your heart, and helps your doctor diagnose conditions at earlier stages, when treatment benefits you the most
    • Low-dose CT lung cancer screenings
  • Nuclear medicine scans, including positron emission tomography – or PET, which helps doctors discover cancer in your body and assess brain and heart conditions
  • Breast care imaging services, such as advanced 3D mammography, digital mammography and image-guided, minimally invasive breast biopsies that assist physicians in detecting and diagnosing cancer
  • Heart and vascular procedures, including nuclear stress tests and vascular ultrasounds that allow identification of cardiovascular conditions
  • Digital X-ray, which provides images promptly and minimizes your radiation exposure

Powerful 3T MRI

In the Tidelands Imaging Center at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, take advantage of our region's only 3T MRI, the most powerful medical imaging tool of its kind. Our scanner’s high-definition views of your brain, tissue, joints, heart and blood vessels help your doctor precisely and quickly diagnose your condition. That means you get the right treatment as early as possible, when it’s most effective. 

During the scan, you’ll place part of your body in a short tunnel with a wide opening designed for your comfort. You’ll spend less time in the scanner than you would during a traditional MRI procedure. 

In our region, you’ll find this imaging technology only at Tidelands Health. 

Preparing for Your Procedure

When you schedule your imaging procedure with us, your radiologist will give you detailed preparation information. You’ll get instructions about matters such as what to eat before your exam and what to wear when you arrive at the hospital or imaging center.

Gentle Imaging for Children

A CT scan helps a doctor diagnose and treat your child’s condition, but children are more sensitive to the procedure’s radiation than adults. That’s why Tidelands Health physicians follow strict guidelines to limit your child’s radiation exposure. You can rest assured that your child is safe with us during a CT scan because Tidelands Imaging Center has earned accreditation from The Alliance for Radiation Safety in pediatric imaging.

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