Advanced imaging technologies.
Our Imaging Services
The Imaging Department at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is dedicated to providing the highest-quality diagnostic images possible – with the highest level of patient safety.
Patients receive the latest in high-quality diagnostic and treatment imaging services at KHC with state-of-the-art equipment. Our registered technologists received training for certification in each of the specialty areas they serve, such as mammography and ultrasound. They each play a distinct role in helping patients through their procedures. We also provide diagnostic images and reports for physicians, so that patients can receive the appropriate treatment.
Services offered include:
Computerized tomography (CT) scan, We provide our patients with the Aquilion™ PRIME 40-slice system, an industry-leading technology featuring automated radiation dose reduction capabilities to improve patient safety and increase quality of care.
Diagnostic ultrasound, including vascular imaging
3D and Digital mammography, 3D Mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, is the newest advancement in breast imaging designed to detect early breast cancer, and can be done in combination with a traditional digital mammogram. With 3D Mammography, the X-ray tube moves closer over your breast in an arc during the exposure, acquiring multiple images from different angles.
Echocardiogram, is one of the most popular diagnostic tests of the heart because there are no known risks or side effects. This non-invasive test uses sound waves to produce two-and three-dimensional images of the heart structure and function. These tests are ideal for helping your health care provider monitor how well your heart and its valves are functioning as well as accurately diagnose common heart issues, such as congestive heart disease, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, and narrowed blood vessels. We offer two-dimensional (2D) echocardiograms with color flow mapping which show the actual shape and motion of the different heart structures. The images represent "slices" of the heart in motion. This is a great baseline exam for any new or returning patient to understand the structure and function of the heart.
Low Dose Lung Cancer Program, This test is used to look for early signs of lung cancer and is intended for people ages 55 to 74 who are current smokers or smokers who have quit in the past 15 years, and have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history (i.e., smoked 2 packs per day for 15 years or smoked 1 pack per day for 30 years).
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, We provide our patients with the Vantage Titan from Toshiba. The new “wide-bore” of the 1.5T Vantage Titan MR system provides a 35% increase in imaging area, resulting in a significantly enhanced patient experience. The system is a dramatic improvement over traditional wide-bore MR systems, as it offers the largest and widest bore available. Seventy percent of studies can be performed feet first, with the patient’s head comfortably lying outside of the opening, which creates a better imaging experience for all patients, especially those with claustrophobia.
Nuclear medicine, Nuclear Medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses small amounts of radioactive materials to examine and assess organ structure and function. Physicians and medical professionals use the diagnostic procedure to diagnose various conditions in the intestines, lungs, kidneys, gallbladder, cardiac, tumors, and inflammatory and infectious diseases. Combined with Computerized Tomography (CT) capabilities, which provide images of different levels of anatomy, medical professionals are able to eliminate guesswork, increase diagnostic confidence and enable better treatment plans.
Our Imaging Partner
KHC’s imaging services are provided in partnership with Diagnostic Imaging Associates (DIA) of Des Moines. DIA’s board-certified and fellowship-trained sub-specialized radiologists consult with referring medical providers on all radiology examinations, expediting the patient’s diagnosis and treatment. DIA provides 24-7 coverage, 365 days a year by a DIA radiologist. It usually takes 70 minutes from exam completion to dictation and emergent studies are performed in less than 30 minutes. DIA reads approximately 420,000 studies annually.