STRMC Offers Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
With more than 31,000 diagnostic exams performed annually, South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) offers advanced medical imaging technology for the community. A skilled healthcare team provides you with convenient, comfortable diagnosis and treatment, close to home. Experienced physicians interpret exams and provide you and your doctor with results as quickly as possible.
OUR NEWEST ADVANCEMENTS
We are proud to offer advanced imaging technology capable of rivaling any metropolitan area! Our newest upgrades include the addition of: digital mammography, a 1.5T MRI Magnet, CR Technology and the conversion to 100% digital imaging and applications (filmless x-rays and Carestream PACS). We have set our standards for patient care and local technology high, because we not only understand our patient’s expectations, but also acknowledge your options for advanced care.
We want you to stay close to your home by choosing STRMC for the care that you need. Bid farewell to out–of-town drives for routine diagnostic care. Our knowledgeable staff comprised of your trusted friends and neighbors, are equipped to provide the care you need, right here-where you need it most!
A VARIETY OF DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
STRMC’s diagnostic imaging department offers a full scope of tests and services:
There’s no reason to drive out of town when all these services are offered right here and provided by dedicated, caring professionals you know and trust.QUALITY MEDICAL TEAM
The team includes director of medical imaging Barbara Lewis, four diagnostic medical sonographers, two radiology assistants and 15 registered radiologic technologists. Our teams of radiologic technologists have been trained to perform multifaceted roles within the department. In total, our staff is prepared to provide patient care coverage equating to three registered mammography technologists; three registered CT technologists; two nuclear medicine technologists; three MRI technologists; three ultrasound technologists and two bone density technologists. The department is served by Community Radiology Associates and Aris Teleradiology. With orders from your physician, we can perform the tests on an outpatient basis and quickly send the results to the doctor or facility you choose.
Upgrading to new technology is a never-ending process in the world of diagnostic imaging and STRMC is no exception. In 2008, a 16-slice Phillips Brillance CT Scanner was added to the department. This technological tool helps to enhance the existing equipment such as the dual-head nuclear medicine spect scanner, installed in 2004 in the nuclear medicine department. That technology first enabled our community to have cardiac perfusion scans (which measure the amount of blood in your heart at rest and during exercise) and all diagnostic nuclear medicine exams performed locally. A second portable diagnostic x-ray unit was added for critical patients who need a bedside exam as well. The goal at STRMC’s diagnostic imaging department is to provide patients with quality diagnostic exams with five-start customer service, close to home.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
Making an appointment has never been easier. Call 830-769-5345 to make an appointment with our Centralized Scheduling department. The department's goal is to ease the process of preregistration, preauthorization, precertification and the coordination of multiple preoperative examinations.