Diagnostic Imaging at Meadville Medical Center (MMC)
The Radiology Department at Meadville Medical Center (MMC) encompasses
many modalities, as listed below. We can be reached at (814) 333-5140.
Scheduling line hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For Nuclear Medicine Exams, please call (814) 333-5148 to schedule. Outpatient
Imaging is offered at Vernon Place Imaging Center located on the second
floor of the Vernon Place Building. Hours are Monday through Friday, from
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All exams require a valid physician’s order
before they can be performed. If we do not receive a valid order, your
exam may be rescheduled.
Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
Bone mineral density, or dual-energy X-ray (DEXA), is the most highly developed
and most thoroughly validated technique to diagnose, treat and monitor
bone loss. BMD exams are performed using a Hologic APEX system. They are
scheduled by appointment, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Computerized Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan
MMC has three CT Scanner machines: A Philips Brilliance, GE VCT and a Toshiba
Aquilion Prime 40. Scanners are accredited by the American College of
Radiology (ACR) and the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). We offer accredited
low dose CT lung screenings, for ages 55-77 with a 30-pack per year smoking
history at Vernon Place Imaging Center. Outpatient CT scans are offered
at Vernon Place Imaging Center, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fluoroscopy / X-Ray
Vernon Place Imaging Center Outpatient X-ray Hours are Monday through Friday
from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We offer unscheduled outpatient X-rays using
Digital Radiography (DR) and Digital Fluoroscopy at Vernon Place Imaging
Center. We can schedule fluoroscopy exams at Vernon Place Imaging Center
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Liberty Street Radiology Department offers two DR X-ray rooms, Toshiba
Kalare Digital Fluoroscopy, Shimadzu Digital Portable Machine to provide
emergency and inpatient imaging.
Mammography at Vernon Place
Digital Services provided for screening and diagnostic mammography, breast
ultrasound, as well as same day US-guided breast procedures. Both mammography
and ultrasound are accredited by the ACR. MMC employs a breast nurse navigator,
assisting patients through breast biopsies and treatment process. Appointments
are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., with
later appointments once weekly until 5:00 p.m.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Our ACR-accredited department is located on the 1st Floor at Vernon Place,
where we offer a new 3 Tesla Siemens MRI. MMC offers the only 3T MRI machine
within 75 miles. A 1.5 Tesla GE MRI scanner is located at Liberty Street.
Both scanners offer a 70 cm bore and a 500-lb weight limit. We offer MRI
breast imaging and biopsy procedures at Vernon Place Imaging Center. Hours
for available appointments are Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ACR-accredited, the Nuclear Medicine Department houses two dual-head SPECT
cameras and a triple head SPECT camera. All three cameras are used to
produce high-resolution images such as whole-body bone scans and Cardiac
Stress test images. To make an appointment, please call (814) 333-5148.
Special Procedures Lab
Located at Liberty Street Radiology, the Special Procedures Lab and the
Cardiac Cath Lab contain the Phillips Allura Xper FD-20 imaging system.
The labs provide imaging to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral
vascular disease and coronary artery disease. Utilizing the FD-20 systems
provide higher quality imaging while lowering patient and staff radiation
doses. We schedule outpatients from Monday through Friday.
MMC has state-of-the-art Apolio 500 Toshiba Ultrasound Machines. Ultrasound
has ACR accreditation in general, obstetric, breast and vascular ultrasound
imaging. All technologists maintain RDMS credentials. Outpatient appointments
are available at Vernon Imaging Center from Monday through Friday from
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.