The department of X-ray was first organized in the 1920's by Dr. Frank Hilton McLeod. McLeod has since been at the forefront of imaging technology, providing a number of medical "firsts" for the community.
McLeod Radiology was the first facility to develop sections of:
- Nuclear Medicine
- CT Scanning
- Special Procedures
McLeod was the first hospital in the state to install:
- The 320-slice Aquilion ONE CT scanner
- ClearRead Bone Suppression, a software program that aids in the early detection of lung cancer
- The Siemens Biograph mCT, an innovative and versatile PET/CT system
McLeod Radiology was the region's first to offer patients access to:
- 64-slice multi-scanner
- The only GE High-Speed Tesla .7 Open-MRI unit in the region.
For breast health needs:
- The region's only Breast MRI 8-channel biopsy table
- The first in Florence County to install digital mammography in the spring of 2007
- The first and only fixed-based PET scanner in the Pee Dee.
McLeod Radiology performs a vast array of procedures including:
- Breast Imaging
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Interventional Radiology
- Nuclear Medicine
Migraine Relief Procedure
McLeod Regional Medical Center is one of only a few hospitals in the state offering a needleless, non-invasive sphenopalatine ganglion block treatment option for individuals diagnosed with chronic migraines and headache pain.
Using the SphenoCath® device, a Radiologist delivers an anesthetic directly onto the nerve bundles causing migraine and headache pain. Studies have shown that the average headache-free period following this procedure is 90 days.
Referrals are required. For more information, please call (843) 777-5919.
McLeod Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation
McLeod Regional Medical Center has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). McLeod is the only hospital in this part of South Carolina to achieve this designation.
The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography (CT) in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Also required are procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.
For more information about the Lung Cancer Screening Center designation, visit: www.acr.org.