PET/CT Scans & MRIs

Offering the Latest Imaging Technologies with Multiple Convenient Locations to Better Serve You

At our main campus in Anniston, RMC houses the most powerful and accurate screening diagnostic imaging technology available in this part of Alabama, known as Position Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography or PET/CT Scanner.

The PET scanner at RMC delivers extremely powerful imaging technology while being safe for patients.  This type of technology is commonly used early detection for tumor assessment to determine the location, aggressiveness, type and recurrence of a tumor or abnormal growth.  PET scanning also benefits cardiac and pulmonary patients.  Ensuring that a CT scan is done at the same time as the PET scan with minimal movement of patient, ensures the most accurate means to diagnose and localize these diseases.   Because of its precise technology, radiologists are then able to choose the most effective treatment for patients.

16-Slice Computed Tomography (CT)

The 16-Slice Computed Tomography or CT is the latest in advanced technology that allows patients to have shorter exam times and improved image quality. CT give much more accurate and detailed scans of the body by producing three-dimensional 3-D images to assist radiology team in giving patients a more complete diagnosis.

1.5 TESLA Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive procedure used to provide images of the body’s internal structures. MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to generate clear, exceptionally detailed “pictures” of the area of interest, without using radiation. It is a painless procedure. RMC houses a 1.5 TESLA MRI device that uses a very strong magnet to create an image of the tissues, systems and bones of the body. and is used in diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease.

MRI is often used to evaluate:

  • Organs of the chest and abdomen (heart, liver, biliary tract, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and adrenal glands)
  • Pelvic organs (including male and female reproductive organs)
  • Blood vessels (via MRA)
  • Breasts

MRI can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Cysts and tumors
  • Heart problems
  • Blockages or enlargements of blood vessels
  • Diseases of the liver, other abdominal organs, small intestine, colon and rectum
  • Causes of pelvic pain
  • Breast cancer
  • Nuclear Medicine