Tri-City Emergency Medical Group utilizes the most modern technology available to diagnose and treat your emergent condition. The following are some examples of the technology that we use.
64 Slice CT Scanner: The Emergency Department at Tri-City Medical Center has at its disposal a brand new, state-of-the-art CT scanner that supplies some the most advanced imaging available. This high resolution scanner provides "life-like" 3-dimensional images in a fraction of the time needed on traditional scanners. Most scans take less than a minute, providing real time information to your physician to assist in treating your condition.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is also available to the Emergency Physicians and their patients. Although somewhat more time consuming than the CT scan, it offers some advantages over CT scan for certain types of emergent conditions. MRI is useful for certain stroke syndromes, spinal cord imaging, and is sometimes utilized in the pregnant patient as there is no radiation with this type of scan.
Emergent Bedside Ultrasound: The physicians of Tri-City Emergency Medical Group are all trained and skilled in the utilization of bedside ultrasonography. A state-of -the-art portable ultrasound machine can be wheeled right up to your bedside to allow the physician to perform real time imaging of the chest, heart, abdomen and pelvis. This technology allows the emergency physician to make many clinical decisions without the patient ever having to leave his/her room.
Electronic Medical Records: The use of electronic medical records in the Emergency Department has vastly improved the emergency physicians' access to a patient's critical health information at a time when it is needed most--in an emergency. Tri-City Emergency Medical Group has been utilizing electronic records since 1995, and is on the national forefront of optimizing this system for the benefit of the physician, and the patient.