On March 10, 2023, the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Diagnostic Center team reached another milestone by performing the region’s first PET scan designed specifically to detect prostate cancer. PMC can now perform a specialized scan that detects cells indicating prostate cancer. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases as men age. Second to skin cancer,
PMC’s radiology services — Nuclear Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Mammography — have received three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology, recognized as the gold standard in diagnostic imaging.
PMC AVP of Radiology/Interventional Radiology Joni Fields said qualifications required to be accredited include image quality, equipment performance, safety standards for staff and patients, quality assurance and quality control program, as well as personnel qualifications for physicians and technologists.
“Our employees and physicians are dedicated to seeing that our patients are given the best care possible,” Fields said. “Our department takes pride in assuring that everyone that walks through our doors receives the same equal care and commitment from our staff.”
The Radiologists and staff at Pikeville Medical Center provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional services in a caring and efficient manner. The Diagnostic Imaging Department has been a crucial service at PMC for more than seven decades.
Our board certified Radiologists are experts who consult with specialists in other departments to provide care to every patient every day. Radiologists work with state-of-the-art equipment, skilled technologists and nurses, to perform tests and interpret results in the imaging and treatment of disease affecting patients of all ages.
Of importance to many physicians, the turn-around time for the PMC Diagnostic Imaging Department has been tremendously reduced. With new digital imaging technologies such as Digital X-rays and the PACS Image Archiving System, turn-around times have been greatly reduced, and, in many cases, almost totally eliminated.