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HCH's Radiology department boasts a highly-trained, proficient team dedicated to delivering quality diagnostic imaging services marked by compassion, empathy, and efficiency. Our radiologists and providers can swiftly access crystal-clear, high-resolution images, allowing for detailed examination and an accurate diagnosis supported by contextual information and vivid colors.

Radiologic screening exams at HCH are not only quick, easy, and affordable, but they can also be life-saving. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Heart Health Screenings—Capable of measuring plaque buildup in coronary vessels, a CT Cardiac Calcium Score can help identify a person at high risk for a heart attack. Based on this score, physicians can recommend lifestyle changes and/or medical interventions in order to prevent a major cardiac event. If you have a family history of cardiac disease, don’t wait until it’s too late. Be proactive about your heart health, and schedule a CT Cardiac Calcium Score at HCH today!

CT Cardiac Calcium Scores 

CT Calcium Scores are a screening tool that is non-invasive and provides information about the presence, location, and amount of calcified plaque in the arteries surrounding the heart. When fat and other substances build up in the arteries around the heart and calcify, it is called atherosclerosis. This build-up causes a narrowing or blockage that deprives the heart of oxygenated blood and can result in the person having a heart attack. CT Calcium Scores are low radiation and require approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

 

Major risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) are: 

  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of heart disease or heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Radiology hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. The dedicated team provides 24-hour ER and inpatient services, as well as after-hours outpatient services, by appointment—for your convenience. 

• CT Scans—Our high-resolution scanner delivers brilliant 3-D images with speed and less radiation, capable of performing a wide range of scans with and/or without contrast, including CT Angiography.

• X-ray 

• Ultrasound

    • General
    • Echo
    • Vascular
    • Gynecological

• Heart Health Screenings (CT Cardiac Calcium Scores) 

• After-Hours Outpatient Services by Appointment  

Meet Our Director

NIKKI-S.-RAY-R.T.R-Director-of-Radiology

NIKKI S. RAY, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)

Director of Radiology

Hemphill County Hospital District

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