Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging at UH Samaritan Medical Center
UH Samaritan’s imaging services department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department performs X-ray imaging and CT scans for inpatients as well as emergency medicine. Services include:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Limited interventional procedures
Other Locations for Imaging Services
UH Samaritan also offers imaging services on an outpatient basis, by physician referral, at several other facilities:
- UH Kettering Health Center in Loudonville, Ohio offers general radiographic services Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The office is closed noon – 1 p.m. Call 419-994-4121 for more information.
- UH Samaritan Women’s Health Services, on the second floor of the UH Samaritan Health Center, 2212 Mifflin Ave. Screening mammography and bone density exams are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The office is closed from noon – 1 p.m. Call 419-207-9272 for more information.
- T.W. Miller Imaging Suite offers general radiographic services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located in the Samaritan Women’s Health Services suite at 2212 Mifflin Ave. Call 419-207-9272 for more information.
- The UH Baney Road Health Center, 941 South Baney Road, Ashland. Laboratory Draw Station: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Radiology: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. – noon; Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 419-289-0491, ext. 3871 for more information.
Mammography Services at UH Samaritan Medical Center
Mammograms are X-rays of the breasts used to detect abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. There are two levels of mammograms:
- Screening – for women who are not experiencing symptoms
- Diagnostic – ordered by physicians for those experiencing symptoms, such as a lump or physical finding of concern.
Mammogram images can be recorded on film or digitally. All mammograms performed at Samaritan are digital. With digital mammography, images are stored and analyzed using a computer. This means our radiologist can sharpen or enlarge the digital image to see certain areas more clearly.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends a screening mammogram every two years if you are between the ages of 50 and 74. If you are 40 to 49 years old, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends you talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) Available at UH Samaritan
In addition to mammograms, UH Samaritan offers the Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) screening tool. ABUS offers an additional layer of detection for the 40 percent of women who have dense breast tissue, making it more difficult to detect breast cancer with a mammogram alone.
Unlike mammography that uses radiation, ABUS screening uses sound waves to create 3D pictures of breast tissue. The ABUS images, along with the mammogram views, provide a clear evaluation of dense breast tissue. This is especially important because dense tissue appears white on mammograms and can mask suspicious lumps or masses, which also appear white on mammograms.
With ABUS screening, a scanner is pressed firmly against the breast while the patient rests on a bed. The exam takes about 15 minutes, and the physician reviews both the ABUS screening and mammogram images.
ABUS screenings are performed at UH Samaritan Health Center, 2212 Mifflin Avenue in Ashland.
|Division||Phone||Hours of Operation|
|CT||419-289-0491||24 Hours / 7 Days|
|Digital Mammography||419-289-0491||24 Hours / 7 Days|
|MRI||419-289-0491||24 Hours / 7 Days|
|Nuclear Medicine||419-289-0491||24 Hours / 7 Days|
|Ultrasound||419-289-0491||24 Hours / 7 Days|
|X-ray||419-289-0491||24 Hours / 7 Days|