Catalina Island Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Department provides a range of technologies to fulfill the imaging needs of the Catalina Island patient population.
CT scans, ultrasounds and x-rays are digital and are stored in a Picture Archiving and Communication System. They are analyzed by a mainland radiologist utilizing CIMC’s tele-radiography capabilities.
The department serves patients in the emergency room, hospital and medical group office as well as satisfying imaging orders from partner physicians on the mainland.
Catalina Island Medical Center’s radiology department recently installed a state-of-the-art radiology camera from Toshiba that improves patients’ experiences as well as the diagnostic capabilities of CIMC’s medical providers. Approximately 1,250 x-ray images are taken every year on the island. Those images are used to diagnose everything from broken bones to pneumonia.
Radiology studies can be distributed to patients and providers via computer disc.
Catalina Island diagnostic imaging capabilities include: