Adams Diagnostic Imaging Center (ADI) is accredited through the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is conveniently located inside the Gettysburg Cancer Center. Our highly trained technologists are certified through the ARRT with comprehensive experience and knowledge in radiology. Our facility provides flexible scheduling to better accommodate patients by offering longer time slots. Our radiology department is dedicated to improving the patient experience while providing optimal diagnostic images for our board certified radiologists to interpret.
We are proud to be a provider where quality meets affordability in diagnostic imaging. We offer competitive self pay rates for those who wish to pay out-of-pocket exams. However, we accept most insurances as well.
Our facility offers the following radiology services with all stationary equipment:
- MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is an imaging technique that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without an incision or the use of x-rays. The test uses a combination of radio wave energy and magnetic fields to identify a range of disorders, from cancer and fractures to heart and lung conditions. The test typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the area of the body under examination.
- PET Scan: PET represents the very latest innovation in nuclear medicine, merging cutting-edge medical science with comprehensive computer technology. Short for Positron Emission Tomography, PET scans use tiny amounts of ingested, injected or inhaled radioactive tracers to detect cancer or visualize metabolic functions in the body. Despite using radioactive material, the process is safe and mostly painless. It’s an extremely powerful tool in cancer treatment, as well as the diagnosis of heart and brain disorders.
- CT Scan: Also called a CAT scan, this diagnostic tool gives doctors internal images far superior to x-rays. A CT visually slices the body for a clear image of the structures and tissues This amazing technology is key in cancer diagnoses and detecting other types of diseases that attack deep inside the body.
- X-Ray: One of the oldest non-invasive imaging techniques available, X-rays remain the best diagnostic tool for visualizing broken bones and other defects to internal structures. This technique uses x-ray photons to develop images of the body’s internal structures, shooting these photons through the body and collecting the patterns that appear on the other side. Contrast material can be used in combination with this technique to improve the visualization of internal tissues, making x-ray imaging a powerful technique for visualizing anatomical abnormalities beyond the bone.
- Nuclear Medicine: Nuclear Medicine focuses on the physiology of your body rather than the structure.
- Ultrasound: Ultrasounds use sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what’s going on inside the body.
Innovative Radiology in Central Pennsylvania
Adams Diagnostic Imaging Center provides a wide variety of imaging services for patients in Gettysburg and across central Pennsylvania. Our radiology team produces high-quality diagnostic scans for Gettysburg doctors to use in their medical care services.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) uses radiation to detect, localize and quantify cancer inside the human body. PET scans are the most reliable, effective method for the evaluation of metastatic disease and help oncologists with the initial staging of cancers as well as to evaluate disease response for various treatment plans. When oncologists and patients need accurate, fast answers there is no more powerful tool than a PET scan.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of x-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce these images.
X-ray is most commonly known for determining whether or not a bone is fractured, however, you may also be sent for an x-ray to check for various other conditions such as pneumonia, arthritis, bowel obstruction or scoliosis. Depending on your condition or complaint an x-ray may be the first step in the imaging process where as sometimes it will be followed with a CT scan or MRI.