Diagnostic imaging in Frankfort, Kentucky
Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive outpatient imaging services for the well-being and convenience of our patients.
Our expert staff of board-certified radiologists and technologists work closely with physicians to get patients on their way to diagnosis, treatment and good health.
To schedule an appointment, call our team at (502) 226-1665.
Imaging services we offer
At Frankfort Regional, we can provide same-day service for most physician-ordered imaging procedures. We have a variety of testing and imaging services to help your doctor determine the best plan of action for your care.
Typically one of the first tools used by primary care providers to diagnose and treat conditions, diagnostic radiology uses a variety of diagnostic and image-guided therapeutic techniques. These techniques include all aspects of radiological diagnosis, including nuclear radiology, computed tomography and interventional procedures.
Bone density testing
Bone density scanning is an enhanced X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. Also referred to as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, it has become the standard for bone mineral density measurement. DEXA is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that causes a gradual loss of calcium, making the bones more fragile and likely to break.
Computed tomography (CT)
A computed tomography (CT) scan, also called a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan, creates detailed cross-sectional images, called slices, of the body using X-ray technology. Fast, painless and usually non-invasive, CT scans can be used to detect internal bleeding, signs of heart disease, blood clots, cancers and broken bones.
At Frankfort Regional, we offer several types of CT scanning, including positron emission tomography (PET), electron-beam CT (EBCT/Ultrafast CT) and single-photon emission CT (SPECT).
Electroencephalograms (EEG) use sensors to monitor electrical brain activity. This test can help your doctor diagnose seizures and assess brain function affected by certain conditions and diseases, such as trauma, coma, infection, tumors and dementia.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRIs are useful in diagnosing and treating a broad range of conditions and in maximizing surgical outcomes. MRI uses magnetic fields, not radiation, to create pictures of the internal organs and structures inside the body. MRIs allow your doctor to look more closely at parts of the body than he or she can with other imaging methods.
Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Using X-rays, MRI and other imaging techniques to insert a catheter into the body, usually in an artery, physicians are able to internally treat the source of a disease.
Mammography uses low-dose X-ray systems to produce images of the breast. A mammogram is an examination that uses these images to detect early breast cancer or diagnose breast disease in women with or without symptoms. Frankfort Regional's breast health team also offers breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, to screen for breast cancer.
We offer extended hours to make it more convenient to schedule your mammogram. Call (502) 226-1655 to make an appointment.
Nuclear imaging allows your doctor to detect problems in the earliest stages or monitor your immediate response to therapies. Using small amounts of radioactive material to identity molecular activity within the body, it can be used to diagnose and treat some cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal conditions, hormonal changes, bone abnormalities, stress fractures, neurological disorders and more.
Ultrasound testing uses high-frequency sound waves to create video images of soft tissue areas of the body, such as the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, digestive and reproductive organs.