Orange City Area Health System will celebrate the important role that diagnostic imaging has had in the field of medicine and the invention of the X-ray during National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 8-14, 2015, and X-ray Discovery Day, Nov. 8, 2015.
Diagnostic imaging has greatly improved since the X-ray was first discovered in 1895. The invention of the X-ray plays an instrumental role in providing high-quality patient care.
“Most people know that the X-ray is used to produce images of inside the body,” explained Darin Blankespoor, Orange City Area Health System Radiology Manager. “But the general public often doesn’t know about the various advanced radiology systems that perform sophisticated medical tests using X-rays, such as thyroid scans and interventional and therapeutic treatments.”
The radiology staff at Orange City Area Health System is composed of two board-certified radiologists with 12 technologists, and performs over 15,000 imaging exams annually, including CT and MRI scans, ultrasounds, and mammograms.
“X-ray technology allows us to produce high-quality images that help physicians quickly and accurately detect, diagnose and treat injury and illness,” Blankespoor said. “Our team is extremely dedicated to providing the best possible patient care, and we’re excited to celebrate our achievements during National Radiologic Technology Week.”