Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Radiology

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center offers a complete range of radiological services, including Diagnostic Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound, CT Scan, Bone Densitometry, MRI and Echocardiography.

Hours

Radiology is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until midnight. A technologist is on call from midnight to 6:30 a.m. to cover emergencies.

Exam Interpretation

All imaging exams are interpreted (read) by a Board Certified Radiologist from Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Dartmouth-Hitchcock employs many radiologists with subspecialties in multiple areas. This allows our patients to have their exams read by a radiologist who specializes in the area or type of exam that is being reviewed.

** VRPA will bill separately for the interpretation of your radiology procedure.

Mammography

We perform digital mammography which is a higher quality X-ray of the breast. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) which means we adhere to strict stipulations and guidelines, ensuring you a high quality mammogram. All technologists that perform mammograms are certified in mammography. These are technologists who have received additional training and certification in the area of mammography. Click here to learn more.

Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

Both women and men should consider having a bone density exam done. Discuss your risk factors with your provider.

Ultrasound

General ultrasound, vascular, and MSK services are provided Monday through Friday with varying hours. Our ultrasound department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

CT

The Hammond CT Suite was officially opened in March 2001. CT Scan services have become the standard of medical care for diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions such as stroke, trauma, and chronic pain. Our CT department is lead by CT certified technologists. These are technologists who have received additional training and certification in the area of CT.

Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan uses computers to allow radiologists to obtain detailed information by providing cross sectional images on various parts of the body. This information is essential and highly effective for studying the brain, torso, and extremities. Our patients will greatly benefit from the new technology provided by the state-of-the-art 40 slice scanner. With multi-slice scanning we are able to acquire more information in a shorter time. Additionally, our multi-slice scanner uses dose reducing software to ensure that you receive the lowest amount of radiation possible.

We emphasize the role that careful risk assessment and dosage minimization plays in our practice.  Patient safety is our highest priority, and prominent among these protections are the measures we take to provide effective dosage monitoring and radiation reduction in CT exams. 

MR

MR is provided by a mobile service. The equipment utilized is the latest technology. The technologists are certified in MR. These are technologists who have received additional training and certification in the area of MR.

An MR examination can be scheduled through your provider's office.

Wide-Bore MRI

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center now offers wide-bore MRI, combining improved image quality with increased comfort for larger patients and those who experience anxiety or claustrophobia. Click here to learn more.

Echocardiography

On Tuesdays we offer Echocardiograms (an ultrasound of your heart). This is a mobile service provided to us from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. An echocardiogram can be scheduled through your provider's office.

Safety

At MAHHC patient safety is top priority. We have rigorous training and certification expectations for our technologists, radiation dose monitoring and dose reduction are always a focus, as well as working with the ordering health care providers to ensure that appropriate ordering criteria’s are being considered. We are active participants in the ImageGently and ImageWisely campaigns to reduce radiation dose.