CT Scan

What is a CT Scan?

A computerized axiol tomography (CT/CAT) scan is an X-ray procedure that combines many X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments. 

 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

 

  • Your physician's staff will give you specific instructions to follow prior to your test. If you have any questions about the instructions, feel free to call the McBride Orthopedic Hospital Radiology Department at (405) 486.2146. 
     
  • Please inform the technologist if you are diabetic.
     
  • Please check in at the Admitting Desk in the Hospital Main Lobby upon arrival. 

 

 

MRI

What is an MRI?

 

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is a radiology technique that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures. The MRI scanner is a tube surrounded by a giant circular magnet. The image and resolution produced by MRI is quite detailed and can detect tiny changes of structures within the body. For some procedures, contrast agents such as gadolinium are used to increase the accuracy of the images. 

 

MRI North

9600 Broadway Ext

Oklahoma City, OK 73114

(405) 230.9550

 

Hospital MRI

Monday - Friday

6:30am to 6:30pm

GE 1.5 Tesla 70 inch (wide bore)

 

Outpatient Clinic MRI

Monday - Friday

6:40am to 5:50pm

GE 1.5 Tesla 70 inch (wide bore)

MRI Norman

3700 36th Ave NW

Norman, OK 73072

(405) 230.9550

 

Monday - Friday

8:45am - 4:15pm

Hitachi .7 Tesla Open Magnet

 

 


 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

 

  • Keep in mind that wearing less metal is best. All jewelry, bobby pins, medication or nicotine patches, etc., must be removed.
     
  • If you have any implanted metal or electronic devices, please inform the receptionist upon arrival.
     
  • If you are claustrophobic, sedation is available with the requirement that you have a driver with you at the appointment.

 

Ultrasound

What is an Ultrasound?

 

Ultrasound imaging produces sound waves that are beamed into the body causing return echoes that are recorded to "visualize" structures beneath the skin. The ability to measure different echoes reflected from a variety of tissues allows a shadow picture to be constructed. The technology is especially accurate at seeing the interface between solid and fluid-filled spaces. 

 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

 

  • Your physician's staff will give you specific instructions to follow prior to your test. If you have any questions about the instructions, feel free to call the McBride Orthopedic Hospital Radiology Department at (405) 486-2146.
     
  • Please check in at the Admitting Desk in the Hospital Main Lobby upon arrival. 

 

ACR Accreditation

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McBride Orthopedic Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) and in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning - sometimes called CAT scanning - is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. 

 

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.