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Life, Hope & Transplants
In the Emergency Room, almost every case has questions that must be answered – and quickly. Is it just a bad sprain, or a broken bone? A harmless cyst, or cancer? An accident, or abuse? The ER staff calls on dozens of in-house specialists to help find the truth.
Often, the ER sends tough cases to the Medical Imaging department. There the hospital's expert radiologists can find key clues in images of brains, bones and tissue. These high-tech detectives have a range of investigative options, including x-rays, MRI and CT scans, ultrasound and digital fluoroscopy.
You have to act with minimal amounts of information... but you've got to do something. -- Dr. Elizibeth Powell, ER
So it's not surprising when Medical Imaging gets asked to work on the case of a boy who has been shot in the eye with a pellet gun. Dr. Powell orders a CT scan to see if the BB is actually inside his eye; later she can assure the relieved parents that no BB was found.
Imaging is such a vital diagnostic tool that staff members work around the clock. The hospital runs nearly 80,000 imaging procedures every year – about 220 tests day.
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