As the need for healthcare continues to grow, so does the need for progressive, state-of-the-art imaging technology. Brownwood Regional Medical Center's Radiology and Imaging Services provides physicians with high-quality visual information about illnesses and injuries for use in patient care, treatment, and diagnosis.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center opened the Brownwood Regional Medical Center Outpatient Imaging & Breast Center in November 2010. The Outpatient Imaging & Breast Center provides patients a comfortable and convenient location to receive advanced radiology care. The Center is also home to Brown County’s first Digital Mammography.
Digital mammography enhances a physician’s ability to detect changes in your breast tissue at an earlier stage. A digital mammogram uses computer technology to capture high-resolution, sharply defined images of the breast tissue. This technique provides more detailed images, which can allow the trained radiologist to detect any potential abnormalities earlier than with traditional mammogram techniques. Brownwood Regional Medical Center is proud to be the first healthcare provider in the community to offer women Digital Mammography—technology that enables physicians to detect and diagnose breast cancer. To learn more, click here.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Brownwood Regional Medical Center's W. Lee Watson Imaging Center houses a 1.5 Tesla GE Excite Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system which is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools available to physicians. The MRI produces brilliant diagnostic images without the use of radiation, providing physicians with detailed images of the brain, spinal cord, joints, soft tissue, and the body's vascular system.
Nuclear Camera - A Dual Head Nuclear Camera uses radioactive isotopes to create detailed diagnostic images of organs such as the heart, lungs, and liver in half the time of single head cameras. This equipment can increase efficiency and improve the diagnosis and treatment for patients utilizing nuclear medicine exams.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan - 32 multi-detector computed tomography, the fastest noninvasive scanning equipment, produces three-dimensional images with the capability of pinpointing lesions within the body. This technology allows physicians to perform small needle biopsies to examine abnormalities within the body, without the need for invasive surgery.
Ultrasound - Ultrasound is a widely used imaging technique which does not require the use of radiation. Ultrasound is commonly used for OB-GYN, vascular studies and imaging organs in the abdomen.
X-rays - Important applications remain for diagnostic radiology, commonly called x-rays, which uses the lowest doses of radiation possible to image broken bones and to perform interventional or therapeutic procedures. This area includes a dedicated mammography suite to provide breast cancer detection services for women. It is accredited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, American College of Radiology and the Texas Department of Health.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center’s Radiology Department is staffed by board certified radiologists who are specifically trained to interpret these diagnostic images. The technical staff, made up of registered and licensed technologists, works with the physicians to conduct these procedures.