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State-of-the-Art Imaging Comes to LVH–Schuylkill

3D mammography and the latest in MRI technology make for advanced imaging techniques

Recent diagnostic imaging enhancements at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill have raised the bar when it comes to providing not only sharper images, but also patient comfort. The hospital recently added a Hologic 3D™ mammography unit and constructed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, complete with the latest SIGNA™ Voyager MRI from GE Healthcare.

“Investing in this enhanced imaging technology helps to strengthen our diagnostic capabilities as we strive to keep care where our patients want and need it: close to home,” says William “Bill” Reppy, President, LVH–Schuylkill. “We are fortunate to offer these enhancements to our comprehensive diagnostic capabilities in Schuylkill County.”

Modernized 3D mammography

The new mammography unit is located in the hospital’s diagnostic imaging wing, on the first floor of E. Norwegian Street. Providing clinicians with the fastest and highest resolution images in the industry, these high-tech images improve the visibility of fine details without compromising efficiency. This latest innovation is part of LVH–Schuylkill’s steadfast commitment to superior breast cancer detection and improved breast health for all women.

“Early detection and diagnosis are key factors with breast cancer,” says Maria Eisenhart, Director of Imaging and Cardiopulmonary Services. “This advanced imaging technology means greater diagnostic confidence for our doctors and the ability to help catch potential cancers in early stages, which ultimately translates to a better experience for our patients.”

This is the second 3D unit at LVH–Schuylkill. The other is located at Lehigh Valley Health Network Imaging Center, 171 Red Horse Road, Pottsville.

MRI suite combines precision with comfort

LVH–Schuylkill moved its MRI from Mauch Chunk Street to a new suite at LVH–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

The installation of new scanning technology brings together the advancements in MRI with the sophisticated engineering of a 1.5T wide-bore system, delivering the sharpest images for providers. In transforming the user experience, it offers more comfortable and less claustrophobic conditions for patients.

“We are seeing superior images and decreased exam times,” says Hannah Coleman, MRI technologist. “The transition to this new facility has been very smooth for both our colleagues and our patients.”

The new MRI suite supports both inpatient and outpatient studies for the LVH–Schuylkill campus. In addition to the new construction and MRI unit, the facility also includes a patient registration area, patient changing rooms, wardrobe lockers, new restrooms, comfortable waiting rooms and supporting space.

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To refer an individual for diagnostic imaging, call 888-402-LVHN (5846). If you are a patient, call 888-402-LVHN to request an appointment.

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