McLeod Seacoast offers some of the newest and most advanced imaging services available for diagnoses and treatment. In an effort to continually grow and enhance medical services to the people in Horry County and beyond, McLeod Seacoast offers a new addition to the Radiology department: the Optima MR450w. McLeod Seacoast is the only facility in the Coastal Carolinas to install this revolutionary new MRI machine. This innovative MRI system is designed to help maximize comfort for patients undergoing MRI exams. It offers patients more space for utmost comfort, including a cushion designed to alleviate pressure points. The comfortable coils follow body contours while facilitating high resolution imaging from the top of the head down to the feet.
The Imaging and Radiology department is staffed with professional, qualified technicians because our radiologists are committed to providing the best imaging (X-ray) and diagnostic care.
- X-ray - photographic images of the body used to diagnose patients.
- CT scan - provides computerized images used to evaluate tumors, hemorrhages, and other abnormalities.
- Ultrasound (includes OB, Diagnostic and Vascular) - painless procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the pelvic area, abdominal area, fetus or breast.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - allows physicians to view the brain, spine, internal organs, and other soft tissues without radiation or other invasive procedures.
- Mammography - a vital tool in the detection of breast cancer. Dedicated to furthering the health and well-being of women, McLeod Seacoast offers the security of digital mammography for the early detection of breast cancer. The benefits of digital mammography are:
- Superior image allows for better views and are more effective in the early detection of breast cancer in women younger than 50, pre-menopausal and women with dense breasts.
- Instantly displays images
- Physicians are able to share the image simultaneously so that they are able to provide an accurate diagnosis more efficiently and effectively
- Nuclear Medicine – uses radioactive isotopes to scan the body for areas that absorb an abnormal amount of the isotope which indicates disease processes.
- Stereotactic Non-Surgical Biopsy – provides tissue sample and identifies mass using radiological guidance. This procedure is less invasive, less painful, requires only local anesthesia, and results in little or no scarring.