Monmouth's comprehensive diagnostic radiology department offers state-of-the-art imaging facilities and equipment and a team of
highly qualified radiologists, specializing in traditional diagnostic
radiology and the most advanced interventional radiological procedures.
In 2003, Monmouth Medical Center became the first hospital in New Jersey to gain
accreditation from the American College of Radiology that recognizes the safety and appropriateness of its computed tomography
(CT) scan use.
Through this achievement, Monmouth joined just 60 hospitals nationwide
that have achieved this accreditation, which was developed by the American
College of Radiology (ACR) out of concerns about the excessive use of
CT procedures, as well as in response to the widespread report of excessive
radiation doses in pediatric CT procedures. The ACR implemented this new
CT accreditation program in late 2002 to evaluate facilities in several
categories, including the qualifications of the radiologists, technologists,
and physicists, equipment performance, effectiveness of quality control
programs and quality of clinical images and radiation doses.
Monmouth also was the first hospital in Monmouth County to offer the latest
in Dexa scan imaging — a procedure used in assessing bone mineral
density for the detection of osteoporosis — and digital chest radiography,
which produces improved images and reduces radiation exposure to patients.
The department is equipped with the most-advanced computed tomography
(CT) imaging system, providing the area’s first coronary scoring
program for the early detection of heart disease, as well as the state
of the art in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning technologies.
And in another diagnostic breakthrough, Monmouth has established the region’s
only colorectal physiology center for diseases and disorders of the colon,
rectum and anus.
The department's cutting-edge angiographic suite is used to perform
diagnostic procedures such as cerebral, abdominal and peripheral angiography.
Monmouth was the first hospital in the state to introduce a nuclear medicine
department, fully equipped with Gamma cameras, Spect cameras and computer systems.
And in addition to diagnostic breakthroughs, Monmouth was the first hospital
in Monmouth and Ocean counties to introduce uterine fibroid embolization,
an interventional radiology procedure which shrinks fibroid tumors by
blocking their blood supply. Monmouth’s interventional radiologists
also offer radiofrequency ablation for inoperable tumors and vertvertebroplasty
to treat osteoporatic spinal compressions.