Williamsburg, Virginia - June 2, 2009- The first Upper Peninsula patients are experiencing some of the area’s most comprehensive and technologically advanced outpatient imaging capabilities with the debut of the Advanced Imaging Center - Williamsburg located in historic Williamsburg.
The Advanced Imaging Center - Williamsburg combines advanced technology, specially trained staff and physicians, and convenience to offer patients quality care in a unique outpatient setting.
The speed and precision of the 40-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner - one of the industry’s fastest imaging tools-can scan head to toe in seconds offering detailed images to doctors in the region. From bone to soft tissue and blood vessels, this scanner produces precise images used to quickly diagnose cancer, heart disease, stroke, infectious diseases, trauma, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Advanced imaging at this center includes full field digital mammography with interpretation by the Peninsula’s only fellowship trained mammographers who are specialized in breast imaging and practice exclusively at Sentara centers. Other imaging capabilities include ultrasound, bone densitometry, and digital X-rays.
“Sentara is combining some of the latest screening technology available today with subspecialized radiologists to interpret those images. This combination sets a new standard of quality in the region,” says Kurt Hofelich, Vice President of Sentara Imaging Services. “At this new center, patients will naturally feel the personalized service and enhanced quality that only comes from combining the right people and the right technology for improved patient care,” he adds.
Like Sentara’s other advanced imaging centers, patients and physicians using the Advanced Imaging Center - Williamsburg will experience a new level of customer service. For referring physicians, the Advanced Imaging Center - Williamsburg offers convenient scheduling and results reporting, secure desktop access to test results using designated software and high-speed Internet, soft and hard copy images, sub-specialist interpretations, and the opportunity to speak directly with a radiologist.
Patients will benefit from a focus on customer service including an innovative patient lounge with wireless computer capabilities providing portals for personal laptop use.
Patients with a physician's referral can schedule an appointment by calling the Advanced Imaging Center - Williamsburg at 757.984.1241.