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Phone: 570-552-1701

Early detection. Early diagnosis. Early treatment. For so many, these words formulate the heart of the best health care possible. Central to it all are regular check-ups with your primary care physician, of course. And just as important is access to the kinds of diagnostic and testing equipment that gives doctors and technologists a good, close look at the organs and tissues inside your body.

That's what Wilkes-Barre General Hospital's Imaging Services is all about. In convenient locations throughout the region, we offer the kinds of diagnostic and imaging services that can make all the difference when it comes to maintaining – or regaining – your good health.

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All provided by skilled experts.

At Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, only board-certified radiologists and certified technologists provide your imaging needs. Under all circumstances, you can be assured of receiving outstanding and compassionate diagnoses and treatment from these experts.

 A combination of excellent services.

Our Imaging Services department offers extensive diagnostic and testing capabilities in radiology, interventional radiology, CT scans, mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Dexascans and nuclear medicine. Each one of these highly advanced services offers fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment for all kinds of conditions.

National accreditation.

Importantly, all three of our MRI units - including the MRI in the IMRIS operating suite at the Center for Advanced Surgery, the MRI at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital's Imaging Services Department and our MRI at the Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion - are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR also awarded accreditation to our ultrasound service - and our vascular ultrasound holds an eight-year accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. Additionally, all of our CT scan units, nuclear medicine units (including PET and CT services) and mammography units are fully ACR accredited. In all, accreditation means our Imaging Services have met or exceeded high practice standards and peer review that reflects exceptional quality technology and professional talent.

The most advanced technologies available.

As the region's leading health care provider, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has made an ongoing commitment to providing its patients with the finest testing, diagnostic and imaging services available. Our high-technology arsenal includes:
  • IMRIS Interoperative MRI – Simply put, it is among the most advanced technology in the world. In fact, it was the first dual-use interoperative MRI in the world when it was installed in 2006 and it remains on the leading edge of imaging and neurosurgery technology. The IMRIS enables neurosurgeons to conduct MRIs in the operating suite during surgery without having to move the patient. It also acts as an advanced large-bore traditional MRI when necessary. That's leading edge technology from the region's imaging leader.

  • Digital mammography – It’s far better than a traditional mammogram in that it’s faster, more comfortable, clearer, uses less radiation and offers computer aided detection that is simply not possible with traditional mammography. It’s by far the superior option when it comes to mammograms. Plus, at Wyoming Valley Health Care System you need not wait for a mammogram appointment. Learn more at the Women's Imaging Center.

  • Breast MRI – Bi-lateral breast MRI is the ‘gold standard’ in breast diagnostic testing – and it’s available only at our Women's Imaging Center. It’s faster because it scans both breasts at the same time, and it’s more accurate thanks to enhanced resolution technology. With this cutting-edge technology available here, why go anywhere else?

  • Three Breast Imaging Centers – in Dallas, Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville. Each one offers the finest mammography services available. Call 570-552-1701 for information.

  • Mammotome Breast Biopsy System – for minimally invasive breast biopsies without surgery.

  • 4D Ultrasound – Our new GE Voluson 730-4D system is simply the finest ultrasound system available. There are only some 200 worldwide! Our experts use it to see remarkably clear and detailed real-time images of virtually any internal organ or tissue.

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – This OB/GYN sub-specialty is also known as perinatology and provides specialized care in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for expecting mothers who may be considered ‘high risk.’ Learn more at the Women's Imaging Center.

  • Advanced MRI – Offering the largest possible opening (70cm), it is comfortable for even the largest patients. It's also significantly shorter than other MRIs, so the patient's head can remain outside the machine for about 60 percent of all tests. Most importantly, our MRI produces the absolute clearest images possible – far better than images produced by weaker open MRI machines.

  • SPECT/CT – Unprecedented. That's the only way to describe the capabilities of our new SPECT/CT imaging system. By combining nuclear medicine and CT technologies, our physicians can now see disease in its earliest stages, far earlier than with traditional CT alone. That means even better chances for successful treatment.

  • 64-Slice Scanner – This scanner is the most advanced CT system available anywhere – enabling clinicians to take images of the heart and coronary vessels. And it takes just five or six seconds! That means our cardiologists can spot heart abnormalities and blockages faster and without the need for an invasive cardiac catheterization.

  • Biplane Scanner – A faster more comfortable way to produce dye-injection tests for angiograms and neuroradiology.

  • Thanks to biplane technology, our experts can: produce clearer, more enhanced images with only one test – when traditional dye injection testing would require two or more; assess possible abnormalities more quickly and efficiently; reduce testing time and radiation dosage; provide a comfortable and fast procedure.

  • Dexascan – a quick, painless test for early diagnosis of osteoporosis.

  • Interventional Radiology – such as advanced percuteneous vertebroplasty, used to treat osteoporosis-related spinal fractures.

  • Our team of Interventional Radiologists recently made the transition from film-based to digital technology. This means: better image quality; lower radiation dose; higher level of patient and referring physician satisfaction; efficient image sharing within Wilkes-Barre General Hospital's digital network and outside to referring physicians when combined with PACs; no waiting for an appointment; improved patient care.

  • Six advanced nuclear medicine cameras – more than any other provider in the region.

  • PET/CT Scan – the undisputed best way to establish early diagnosis of illnesses and abnormalities.

  • LightSpeed CT Scanner – The most sophisticated CT scanning available, it's even capable of imaging a heart between beats to test for cardiovascular disease.

  • Our imaging experts also provide the traditional services our patients need, including X-ray, MRI and Radiology/Fluoroscopy services.

Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance plans are accepted. Ask your doctor about us. Or call upon any of these locations for the finest Imaging Services in the region.

Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion
468 Northampton Street
Edwardsville, PA 18704
X-ray, EKG, Fluoroscopy, Holter Monitor, MRI, Ultrasound, CT Scan,Dexascan, Digital Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: 570-552-1701
Nuclear Medicine: 570-552-2075

Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion
468 Northampton Street
Edwardsville, PA 18704
Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound, 4D Ultrasound, Dexascan: 570-552-1701

Wyoming Valley Imaging Center
345 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
PET/CT Scan: 570-552-2075
Gamma Knife: 570-552-1300

575 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764-0001
EKG: 570-552-2058
X-ray, Fluoroscopy, MRI, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound (available through our Maternal Fetal Medicine program through the Nesbitt Women's and Children's Center),
CT Scan: 570-552-1701
Nuclear Medicine: 570-552-2075

To schedule an X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, Digital Mammogram or General Radiation appointment, please call 570-552-1701

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575 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764
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