AnMed Health Cannon Radiology’s highly skilled staff provides superior diagnostic testing in a compassionate setting. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality services available to our community and their families.
Our radiology department’s Mammography, CT, and Nuclear Medicine are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
All procedures are read by board certified Radiologists of Radiology of Anderson or Carolina Cardiologist of Anderson.
Diagnostic x-rays are routine or emergency examinations of the head and body for diagnosis of illness and/or injuries of routine and/or accident victims. We also provide fluoroscopic services to obtain real-time moving images of the body. Fluoroscopic services must be scheduled.
Mammography is an x-ray exam of the breast used to detect and evaluate breast changes in women who have no breast complaints or symptoms (screening mammogram) or in women and men who experience symptoms such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharge (diagnostic mammograms). Diagnostic mammograms are performed during the week. Our digital mammogram machine includes lower doses, increased image manipulation capabilities, and enhanced interpretation.
Mammograms are recommended for women over 45. Talk to you your physician, and ask for an order to schedule your appointment if appropriate. Most insurances will cover a routine screening mammogram annually for those who qualify. Early detection is important and could save your life.
Sometimes called CAT scan, is a medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of the inside of the body. CT scans are painless and accurate.
Low Dose CT Scan (LDCT) for lung cancer?
AnMed Health Cannon was the 4th American College of Radiology accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center in South Carolina.
Qualifications for a LDCT Lung Cancer Screening:
- Age 55-77 years old
- Asymptomatic (no signs of lung cancer)
- Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years
- Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Has a written order for the screening from a physician’s office
- Medicare will pay for one screening a year, if you meet criteria. Talk to your provider to see if you qualify.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging – one of the most accurate methods of diagnostic imaging. It enables physicians to view the human body and obtain precise diagnostic information without the use of x-rays.
Ultrasound produces use sound waves that are beamed into the body, causing return echoes that are recorded to help healthcare professionals visualize structures beneath the skin without using x-rays. The ability to measure different echoes reflected from a variety of tissues allows a shadow picture to be constructed. Vascular ultrasounds are available during the week.
Nuclear medicine uses very small doses of radioactive material (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. In imaging, the radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special cameras that work with computers to provide precise pictures about the area of the body being imaged.
Bone density uses minimal x-rays to accurately and quickly measure the density of bones. It is used to detect osteopenia or osteoporosis; diseases in which the bone’s mineral and density are low and the risk of fracture is increased. Medicare will currently cover this test once every 18 months.
Echo Ultrasounds and Nuclear Medicine Stress tests are provided. Carolina Cardiologist work with staff to provide the best cardiac care for patients.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
*All procedures require a physician’s order. Patients with orders can call Resource Scheduling to make an appointment. Please be aware some insurance companies do require pre-authorization before an appointment may be scheduled. This may add to wait time prior to scheduling.