Expanded services are available to patients in need of specific medical diagnostic tests at Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH). New state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment is now available in the hospital's Radiology Department. The new ultrasound gives the Radiology Department the ability to do abdominal, pelvic, thyroid, vascular and many other exams.
"The beauty of this new technology is that it is ultrasound-based, so it uses no radiation as it acquires very detailed images quickly," remarks GCMH Radiology Manager Craig Buskohl. "Ultrasound has been used for more than fifty years and it's really one of the most widely used diagnostic tools available." Ultrasound is also known as sonography and uses high-frequency sound waves and advanced computing technology to create a real-time, multi-dimensional clinical image.
Ultrasound technologist Michelle Stahl has 17 years of experience in administering exams and is joined by Buskohl and seven other radiology technologists in the Radiology Department. Ultrasounds are available daily, Monday through Friday as part of the full range of radiology services the hospital offers.
Grundy County Memorial Hospital ultrasound technologist Michelle Stahl, left, explains the hospital’s new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine to hospital Foundation Board members Jan Ehrig, center, and Kate Durbin, right. Funds raised by the Foundation helped purchase the new equipment that is available as part of the hospital’s full line of radiology services.
Funds from the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation made the ultrasound purchase possible. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the hospital's vision of Best Outcome, Every Patient, Every Time. For more information, visit www.GrundyCountyHospital.org. To schedule an ultrasound exam, please call GCMH at (319) 824-5081 or toll-free (888) 824-5081.