Completely digital, we provide a broad range of services 24 hours daily.
Excelsior Springs Hospital offers a range of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services using advanced medical testing and imaging technology. This level of advanced diagnostics provides your doctor with accurate images to help detect conditions or disease as early as possible to ensure the best outcome. Our technologists are board-certified and experienced in delivering quality care with your comfort in mind.
Excelsior Springs Hospital offers a range of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services using advanced medical testing and imaging to help detect conditions or disease as early as possible to ensure the best outcome. Some of the services we provide are CT Scans, 3D Mammograms, MRI, Dexa Scan, Ultrasounds and X-Rays, to name a few.
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging & Accurate Results
For preventive screenings or diagnostic exams, you can expect advanced imaging technology and accurate results at Excelsior Springs Hospital.
Radiologic procedures are interpreted by Board Certified radiologists from Alliance Radiology. Radiologist interpret images from our digital PACS system to ensure results are accurate and fast. Your physician can also view your radiology exam via a secure internet PACS physician portal.
Excelsior Springs Hospital offers x-ray services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All technologists are board certified and registered. We provide a broad range of services to assist your physician with diagnosis, treatment, disease management and prevention. Digital R/F (radiographic/fluoroscopic) exams are available 2 days a week, but can be scheduled at other times if your physician needs your procedure done sooner.
Our portable unit, general x-ray and fluoroscopic suites are 100% digital for superior image quality. Digital radiography is the latest in radiologic technology by making the entire experience faster, improvising image quality and results in faster image transfer that leads to faster interpretations. This means that your radiology report gets to your physician faster.
CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
Our radiology department has one of the latest generation Siemen’s 64 slice CT scanners. Siemens is known as an innovation leader by maximizing clinical outcomes and contributing to patients’ well-being by minimizing radiation dose and maximizing image quality. Our CT Scanner is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergent cases. Outpatient appointments are available Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:30pm.
Computer Tomography (CT) scans provide detailed images of internal organs, tissues and bones for accurate diagnosis of medical conditions. At Excelsior Springs Hospital, our new Siemens Somatom 64 slice CT scanner offers high resolution while at the same time reducing radiation dose by nearly 70%. We provide this technology 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for immediate diagnosis in an emergency.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Our MRI department keeps patient comfort in mind. Our MRI scanner offers an ultra-short bore with technology designed to create a quieter, more patient-friendly experience. Our current MRI system is known to be one of the quietest on the market. Our room is larger than most to give our patients a feeling of openness. Patient care is important to us. To prove this our MRI technologist is registered and board certified in MRI technology. Excelsior Springs Hospital offers a wide range of MRI exams to meet your needs and the needs of your physician.
Excelsior Springs Hospital offers a range of MRI exams on our Toshiba Vantage 1.5 magnet to meet your needs and provide accurate results to your doctor. The Toshiba Vantage is equipped with a large short opening that allows 70% of all procedures to be performed feet first, offering a more comfortable experience. The Toshiba magnet is also the quietest magnet in the area and provides advanced technology for very detailed images in addition to comfort.
Our board certified, registered Nuclear Medicine technologists provide superior care with hometown hospitality. We offer a variety of Nuclear Medicine exams 3 days a week. Our technologists work closely with Cardiologists to provide stress testing in addition to our other Nuclear Medicine exams ordered by your primary care or specialty physician.
Nuclear Medicine imaging uses very small amounts of radioactive material to effectively diagnose a range of diseases. At Excelsior Springs Hospital, our board-certified, registered Nuclear Medicine technologists provide superior care with hometown hospitality. For your convenience, we offer a variety of Nuclear Medicine exams three days a week. Our technologists work closely with Cardiologists to provide stress testing in addition to other Nuclear Medicine exams ordered by your doctor.
ESH offers a very broad range of ultrasound exams including:
• Abdominal and pelvic
• Vascular (arterial and venous)
• Echocardiograpy, including stress echoes
• ABIs and PVRs
Our technologists are board certified and provide professional and compassionate examinations. Ultrasounds are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturdays 7:30am-3pm.
Ultrasound is not just for babies. At Excelsior Springs Hospital, we provide the latest technology to scan thyroids, breast, abdominal, pelvic, venous and arterial conditions. We also offer Echocardiograms and Stress Echocardiograms. Our technologists are board certified and provide professional, compassionate care. Our beautiful new ultrasound suite helps make your exam a more comfortable experience.
Your breast health is important to us. Mammography services are offered Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. To better serve our patients, we also offer later appointments upon request. We offer same day service and take walk-ins.
Our Mammography department is accredited by the ACR and MQSA/FDA. Your mammography will be performed on our Siemens 3D Mammomat unit known for providing the best digital image quality. CAD (Computer Aided Detection) is used in conjunction to assist our radiologists in making the most accurate diagnosis and interpretation of your images.
ESH is a Pink Ribbon facility, which helps our local women get services for a reduced or free price.
A physician order is not required to schedule a screening mammography.
To schedule your appointment call 816-629-2700.
Your breast health is important and at Excelsior Springs Hospital, we strive to make your screening a pleasant one. We are excited to offer 3D Mammography, our newest technology that offers benefits over traditional mammography.
Our Mammography department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). This accreditation is only awarded to hospitals that pass a rigorous review process based on meeting national standards of quality, safety and highly trained, certified personnel.
Now offering extended hours and same-day service to help you fit this important screening into your schedule. You can self-refer for a screening mammogram. Walk-ins are welcomed.
PET/CT is a combination of a Nuclear Medicine PET Scan and a CT Scan. PET/CT scans help physicians better understand the exact location and extent of disease, thus allowing them to develop the best treatment plan for you, the patient. PET/CT can reveal disease when CT or MRI is negative or inconclusive.
A PET/CT is a combination of a Nuclear Medicine PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computerized Tomography) scan. A PET/CT scan can help your doctor better understand the exact area and extent of your condition or disease, and help develop the best treatment for you. A PET/CT scan is used effectively in oncology, neurology, cardiology and muscular-skeletal imaging. We offer this service as needed per your doctor’s request.
DEXA Bone Density
Your bone health is our top priority. Men and women share the same dependence on a strong, healthy skeletal structure. At ESH we use the most sophisticated diagnostic tools to support the early detection of osteoporosis by performing your bone densitometry on our Horizon DXA system. Your detailed report will be sent to your physician so that you and your physician can proceed with any necessary treatment.
Your bone health is our top priority. Men and women both depend on a strong, healthy skeletal structure to live full, active lives. Excelsior Springs Hospital supports the early detection of osteoporosis – a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break – by performing your bone densitometry on our Horizon DXA system. The bones that are most commonly tested are the spine, hips and forearm. A detailed report will be sent to your doctor so that if needed, you can quickly begin treatment.
What is Bone Density Testing?
A bone density test measures the density of your bones to estimate their strength. Essentially, it’s a measure of the health of your bones.
As you age, your bones naturally become less dense because existing bone is broken down faster than it’s replaced. Minerals are constantly being added to and taken away from your bones. When minerals are lost faster than they are added, your bones become lighter, less dense, and more porous. This is called osteopenia, a natural process that begins in midlife. It makes your bones weaker and more likely to break. Bone density loss can begin earlier for some people, due to certain medical conditions or treatments, for example.
Video Swallow (Dysphagia) Study
Video swallow tests are used to evaluate the swallowing function. A Speech Therapist works with the radiology staff to perform this procedure. Based on the findings, the therapist is able to determine dietary parameters for the safety of our patients.
A Video Swallow Study evaluates your ability to swallow foods and liquids. At Excelsior Springs Hospital, our speech therapist works closely with our Radiology team to complete this evaluation. Results are quickly provided to your doctor to determine dietary restrictions, if needed for your safety.
Radiologic procedures at Excelsior Springs Hospital are interpreted by board-certified radiologists from Alliance Radiology. An Alliance radiologist can interpret images from our computer system to ensure results are accurate and fast. Your doctor can also view your radiology exam via a secure internet physician portal.