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Memorial Medical Center Radiology

 

 

  • Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is licensed for 560 beds to service inpatients and is the commanding leader of outpatient imaging.
  • Memorial’s annual exam volume is in excess of 200,000 patients per year.
  • The department supports 200+ full and part time employees. 
  • The Central Illinois Regional Burn Center and the Regional Cancer Center are located at Memorial Medical Center.
  • MMC has been affiliated with the SIU School of Medicine since 1970, and takes pride in being a teaching facility.
  • Memorial Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center. 
  • Memorial Medical Center is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center.
  • Memorial Medical Center is a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence.
  • Memorial Medical Center is the 2016 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality award winner. 
  • Memorial’s Medical Imaging Department supports over 40 Radiologists with fellowship-trained expertise in all specialty areas.  There is on site attending coverage at MMC 24 hours a day, days a week. Memorial is the home base for teleradiology for fourteen sites. 
  • Currently, Memorial Medical Center maintains clinical site relationships with (2) local community colleges as well as (4) Ultrasound schools, (4) CT Scan/ Magnetic Resonance school and (2) Nuclear Medicine schools.
  • The Imaging Department’s infrastructure includes; Department Director, Inpatient and Outpatient Imaging Managers, Nurse Manager, Interventional Radiology Manager, Supervisors and Clinical Specialists, Clinical Educator, Quality Management, Technical Analysts (IT), Vascular Access Team (PICC team), and RNs
  • The Medical Imaging Department at Memorial Medical Center consists of 11 different modalities; Interventional Radiology, NeuroInterventional Radiology, Bone Densitometry, Computed Tomography (CT), Diagnostic Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Molecular Imaging, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) & Ultrasonography. 
  • 3 Main Campus CT Scanners (3 Siemens)
  • outpatient CT scanner (Siemens)
  • Main Campus Hi-end/Hi-field MRI scanners and 1 Outpatient Hi-field MRI scanner
  • 1stdigital Radiography unit in Central Illinois
  • Dual Head Spect CT
  • PET/ CT Scanner
  • Fully Digital Imaging for the ED and Trauma 
  • Full digital outpatient satellite with MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Digital Radiography
  • Outpatient satellite Mammography facility.
  • All of the images taken at MMC are digitally recorded using digital radiography. MMC is film-less with the ability to burn images on CD for physician access. 
  • Memorial is currently using PACS (Picture archival & communication system) to archive all images. This system replaces the film jacket, storing all images digitally. MMC provides house-wide image access with interfaced reports on Clinical Access. Patient images are also available to physicians through the World Wide Web using the Carestream Web Client
  • Memorial currently uses Cerner RadNet Radiology Information System to order and charge patient exams.
  • At Memorial Medical Center all diagnostic technologists are cross-trained in surgery, ER & trauma rooms, fluoroscopy, Special Procedure Area, Baylis outpatient surgery & outpatient imaging facility. Technologists rotate area assignments daily to reduce repetition. MMC Diagnostic Imaging is centrally located within itself and there is a Clinical Specialist who oversees and directs the workflow. MMC is a team-focused environment.