About Imaging & Radiology
Murray County Medical Center offers exceptional care and a host of imaging services using state-of-the-art equipment that support the ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA) concept, urging providers to use the minimum level of radiation required for needed results.
Our medical imaging staff is knowledgeable, friendly and here to make your procedure as comfortable as possible.
All procedures and exams are done daily by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call our Imaging department at: 507.836.1294.
MCMC’s 64 Slice CT Scanner offers the ability to image any part of the body, very fast, and with a reduced radiation exposure. It produces detailed images of any body part. CT scans may be performed to help diagnose tumors, investigate internal bleeding or check for other internal injuries or damage.
Our in-house MRI with a robust magnet offers the fastest, most accurate testing in the area. MRI scans provide detailed imaging of all areas of the body. MRI testing is exceptionally good at imaging nerves, tendons, muscle, joints, disks and soft tissue.
Mammography is the most advanced screening to detect breast cancer. Women are encouraged to have annual mammograms beginning at age 40. A provider order is not required to schedule a mammogram. Please encourage your loved ones to get screened. LEARN MORE >
Murray County Medical Center offers a wide variety of ultrasound procedures. Ultrasound offers a safe way to image parts of the body by using high frequency sound waves. This form of imaging is useful in diagnosing conditions, as well as evaluating fetal growth and development. If you are expecting, schedule your OB ultrasounds here in Slayton, close to home.
Additional Imaging Services
The Radiology and Imaging Department at Murray County Medical Center also offers a complete routine of:
- Digital X-ray Imaging
- Intra-operative C-arm Fluoroscopy
- Bone Density/Dexa Scan
- Nerve Conduction Testing
Nuclear medicine is offered by a mobile service that comes as needed. All of our imaging studies are easily transportable to other facilities either by CD or a network transfer. Ask your provider if you can have your studies done here in Slayton. We can easily get the images and results back to your primary health care provider.
- Monday – Friday
- 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
- 24/7 On-call with registered radiology technologists
Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know about radiation safety?
Before your imaging procedure be sure to ask your physician the following questions:
- Why is the test needed?
- How will having the test improve my care?
- Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
- Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
- Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?
Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.
To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. It’s important for patients to know that every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
- Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
- Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform mdical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
What does the gold seal mean?
When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.