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The Department of Radiology at Shasta Regional Medical Center makes a difference in the lives of patients and their families by providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional services at the hospital.

Imaging techniques available include 64-slice CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, angiography and digital filmless X-rays, which can be reviewed by the referring physician on a desktop computer within minutes.

Imaging technologies give doctors greater insight into the human body. The 64-slice CT is distinguished from other diagnostic imaging tools like a traditional X-ray and MRI by its ability to display a combination of soft tissue (such as muscles, tissue, organs and fat), bones and blood vessels all in a single image. Clinicians perform CT scans to diagnose kidney, lung, liver, spine, blood diseases, cancer, tumors and cysts as well as blood clots, hemorrhages and infections.