The latest multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) system at Logansport Memorial can collect and reconstruct images from millions of data points in less than a second. A CT scan has many uses, but is especially helpful for quickly examining people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. The speed and clinical accuracy enables physicians to more clearly see any injuries or disease, thus providing more information than plain x-rays. A CT can be performed if you have an implanted medical device of any kind, and no radiation remains in a patient’s body after a CT examination.

Unlike conventional x-rays, CT scanning provides very detailed images of many types of tissue as well as the lungs, bones and blood vessels. CT provides real-time imaging, making it a good tool for guiding minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies and needle aspirations of many areas of the body, particularly the lungs, abdomen, pelvis and bones.

Coming in for Tests

Enter through main lobby. If pre-registered, go to Medical Imaging. Please bring a copy of your test order, or ask your physician to fax the order to (574) 753-1384.

New 32-slice CT Scanner in use

Our new CT scanner has been installed next to the ER and offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities. It is able to take 32 pictures at one time - double the amount of pictures we could take before – and performs with improved functionality. This scanner also reduces radiation exposure for patients by delivering superior image qualities using lowest possible doses.

Digital Imaging

At Logansport Memorial Hospital, an electronic file system called PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) allows most diagnostic images to be stored digitally. The image is then ready for viewing and diagnosis immediately after it is taken. Image quality is greatly improved and can be manipulated in many ways to give physicians a better look. If requested, the current diagnostic tests will be saved to a small disk for patients to take with them. There is no charge for the PACS disk, but patients should be aware that a home computer must be fairly new to have the capability of viewing the images.