The Wilbarger General Hospital Radiology department is serving our community with over 100 years of combined experience among our highly skilled staff. Our compassionate and caring radiology team is comprised of licensed radiologic technologists, MRI and CT technologists, mammographers, and sonographers.
WGH Radiology offers a full line of diagnostic testing services performed using the latest state-of-the-art digital equipment.
Our services include
- General X-Ray
- Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computed Tomography (CT scan)
- Ultrasound, DEXA (DXA) bone mineral density
- Echocardiogram (ECHO)
Our screening services include-
- Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening.
This screening is for people who meet the following criteria:
- Are between the ages of 50 and 80
- Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
- Are a current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years
- Have smoked the equivalent of at least one pack a day for 20 years
Cardiac Calcium Scoring (CCS) CT scan. CCS is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries which can lead to coronary artery disease (CAD). Risk factors leading to CAD:
- high blood cholesterol levels, family history of heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, overweight or obese, physical inactivity
Screening mammograms. We recommend screening mammograms annually on females starting at age forty (40), unless at high risk when screening can begin earlier, and are asymptomatic.
DEXA (DXA)is a bone density test which measures the mineral content of the bones in certain areas of the skeleton. It’s a way to measure bone loss as you age which can lead to osteoporosis. Risk factors include:
- post-menopausal and not taking estrogen, men with clinical conditions associated with bone loss, such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney or liver disease, use medications that are known to cause bone loss, including corticosteroids such as Prednisone, various anti-seizure medications such as Dilantin and certain barbiturates, or high-dose thyroid replacement drugs, have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis.
We receive teleradiology services from Radiology Partners Houston. Their radiologists are sub-specialty-trained in interventional radiology, diagnostic neuroradiology, body imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and women’s imaging.
We use Change Healthcare Stratus Imaging Share (formerly Nucleus) where your images can be shared with your healthcare providers using Change Healthcare’s cloud-based medical-image-sharing platform.
For more information, please call our Radiology Department at 940-553-2856.