Expanded services are available at Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) for patients in need of advanced imaging exams. The hospital now has Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) available five days a week for convenience in scheduling and faster turn-around of results.
"Everyday access to MRI has been a goal of the hospital and the Radiology Department," says Craig Buskohl, Radiology Manager. "Patients are accustomed to seeing us for routine x-rays, ultrasound, and mammography each weekday, and we're excited to offer the same advantages to patients in need of MRI."
Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides detailed views of internal organs, soft tissues, bones, and other structures in the body using a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and state of the art computer software. MRI images are much clearer than other radiologic exams, and assist physicians in accurately assessing injury or disease.
Craig Buskohl, Radiology Manager.
Buskohl says the large size of the machine and the noise it makes while processing images may be intimidating for patients, and that's why GCMH offers a clear advantage over larger hospitals or radiologic clinics. "We take pride in thoroughly explaining the MRI procedure and allowing patients to take time to relax before the exam," Buskohl says. In addition, he says it's easy to drive to the small-town hospital, which offers convenient parking and is small enough to make it easy to locate your destination. "We treat each patient as if they are family," says Buskohl, which is demonstrated in the high patient satisfaction scores that GCMH outpatient services earn from patients.
When your provider refers you for MRI, you may request GCMH as your preferred exam location. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.grundycountyhospital.org. To schedule MRI, please call GCMH Scheduling at (319) 824-5081 or (888) 824-5081.