WGH Radiology is serving our community with over 95 years of combined experience among our highly skilled staff.
The Wilbarger General Hospital Radiology Department offers Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening. This preventative screening measure is to lung cancer what a mammogram is to breast cancer when it comes to detecting cancer at its earliest stages.
While lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in America, early detection can increase the five-year survival rate for stage 1 lung cancer to nearly 90%.
Lung cancer screening is quick and easy, and Medicare, as well as many other insurance companies, covers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for people who meet the eligibility criteria. You may qualify for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening if you meet all of these criteria:
- Are between the ages of 55 and 77; Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer; Are a current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years; and Have smoked the equivalent of at least one pack a day for 30 years.
If you qualify, you will need a referral from your doctor in order to be screened.
Our Radiology Department provides big city service with a hometown feeling. An accurate diagnosis is a key to successful treatment, and an accurate diagnosis starts with the clearest possible images.
Wilbarger General’s state-of-the-art digital equipment provides clear and detailed still and moving pictures of the bones, organs and soft tissue. The latest additions to the department are a large-bore Philips Igenia 1.5 T MRI machine and a Shimadzu Sonialvision Radiology and Fluoroscopy DR Imaging unit.
We receive teleradiology services from Rays the number one rated small telerad company in the country. They currently provide us with a radiologist one day a week to provide procedure coverage.
Your images can be shared electronically among your healthcare providers and stored on standard CDs. This means your healthcare provider can view the images from wherever and whenever is most convenient for them.
Our compassionate and caring radiology team is comprised of a board-certified radiologist and highly qualified ultrasonographers, mammographers, radiologic technologists, MRI and CT technologists who are experts in their field. While delivering excellent care, our team members will focus on your needs, answer questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your visit.
For more information, please call our Radiology Department at 940-553-2856.