Whether you need an x-ray, mammogram or bone density scan, Elliot Senior Health Radiology Services are conveniently located within the Elliot Senior Health Center. Through the use of today’s most advanced technology, completed exams are sent electronically to a Radiologist at the Elliot Hospital. This new technology allows Elliot providers to view patient films from their offices within minutes of the exam.
We offer state of the art digital mammography with Computer Aided detection (CAD). This technology has your mammogram looked at by a computer to help aid in the early detection of cancer. CAD is proven to detect 23% of breast cancers an average of 14 months earlier than screening mammograms alone. The program works like a spell checker, alerting the Radiologist to take a look at the area that the computer has marked as a potential problem.
Bone densitometry, often referred to as DXA, is used to check your bones for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis has no signs or symptoms; it will weaken your bones and can cause broken bones. It’s what causes older people to be round shouldered and the dowagers hump. The exam is simple and pain free, allowing the patient to relax on a nice padded table for 15-20 minutes.
Mammograms and Bone densitometry (DXA) exams can be scheduled by calling (603) 663-2180. Radiology is a walk-in service from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Exams require an order from your physician or healthcare provider. You are not required to have a healthcare provider who is part of the Elliot Physician Network to utilize Radiology services at the Senior Health Center.