Wayne Medical Center Services

Diagnostic Imaging

Wayne Medical Center's Radiology Department is staffed with skilled personnel who possess imaging expertise in the areas of CT, MRI, mammography and ultrasound. The expertise of a board-certified radiologist is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We are also committed to helping you maintain your health by offering wellness screenings to detect blockages in the circulatory system, cancer and stones.

Below is a description of the radiology services available at Wayne Medical Center.

 

Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan is unique because it uses X-rays combined with a computer to produce multiple cross-sectional images in rapid sequence. These images are pictures of slices through the body, much like slices from a loaf of bread. The pictures let the radiologist see the bones and soft tissues within the body more clearly. Wayne Medical Center utilizes a 20-slice scanner that allows technologists to use the lowest dose of radiation possible while providing exceptional image quality.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is an advanced, state-of-the-art method, which produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of X-rays. This technology enables physicians to detect developing diseases or abnormalities earlier than ever before. MRI uses a powerful, but harmless, magnetic field and radio waves, like the kind that transmit your favorite FM music. The combination of radio waves and magnetic field produce detailed images of body structures such as the brain, the spine, and other vital organs.

Digital Mammography

Thousands of women die each year from breast cancer. The good news is that when breast cancer is detected in the early stages most women can go on to lead normal, healthy lives. The most valuable tool used to detect breast cancer and save lives is digital mammography, a simple non-invasive technique of obtaining X-rays of the breast to detect abnormalities.

The Mammography Department at Wayne Medical Center is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration. All mammograms performed at the hospital are reviewed by a board certified radiologist. When necessary, an ultrasound may also be taken of the breast to further investigate any abnormalities.

Wayne Medical Center offers digital screening mammograms without a physician's order. To schedule an appointment or receive additional information, call 931.722.2060.

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry measures changes in bone density. This test is a valuable tool your doctors can use to monitor and treat osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases in which the bone's mineral content and density are low and the risk of fractures is high.

Ultrasound

Technology in ultrasound is a rapidly expanding field including many applications in the diagnosis of disease. Wayne Medical Center is pleased to offer a wide range of ultrasound procedures, including abdominal, vascular, obstetrics (optional four-dimensional imaging), gynecology, cardiology, urology and other applications. Ultrasound is a technique that sends high frequency sound waves into the body. The sound waves are directed at a specific organ or, in the case of obstetrical ultrasound, to a growing fetus. The sound waves hit the target body part and bounce back as a series of echoes. The ultrasound scanner detects these echoes and analyzes the information to create an image.

Outpatient Radiology Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please note: Procedures must be ordered by a physician prior to scheduling an appointment. For more information, call 931.722.5411, extension 2060.

Emergency Department

Wayne Medical Center provides urgent care through its Emergency Department. Wayne Medical Center's Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed with a physician experienced in emergency medicine, as well as registered nurses.

Emergency Medical Services

Wayne Medical Center EMS is staffed with highly trained paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The department received the Bob Thomas Advanced Life Support Service Award by the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association for outstanding professionalism and service to the community, and the EMS Star of Life Award for providing exemplary life-saving care to adult and pediatric patients.

Infusion Therapy

Outpatient infusion therapy services include antibiotics, blood products, hydration, iron and osteoporosis treatments.

Laboratory Services

The laboratory is staffed by licensed personnel who perform critical diagnostic tests. They assist physicians by providing rapid results to expedite a patient's diagnosis.

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department at Wayne Medical Center offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient therapy programs for adults and children who have been referred by a physician. Services include:

          •  General, occupational and speech therapy

          •  Neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation

          •  Pediatric therapy

          •  Spine rehabilitation

          •  Sports injury recovery

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Center

Outpatient therapy services are offered in a spacious facility located at 308 Highway 64 East, near the Mangubat Drive entrance to the medical center. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment to help patients on their road to recovery.

Office Hours:

Monday–Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information about therapy services, call 931.722.2063.

Physician Specialist Clinic

Wayne Medical Center opened the Physician Specialist Clinic to better serve the health care needs of the people of Wayne County and the surrounding area. The physicians who see patients are some of the area’s most respected specialists. Specialties include:

    • Cardiology
    • Nephrology
    • Podiatry
    • Surgery
    • Urology
     

Appointments with Wayne Medical Center Physician Specialist Clinic physicians are made directly with each physician's office, as times may vary according to their schedules.

For a complete list of physicians, click here.

Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care Department at Wayne Medical Center offers a wide range of services to both inpatients and outpatients. Respiratory therapists, under the direction of a physician, are licensed professionals who evaluate and treat patients with breathing disorders.

The Respiratory Care Department provides qualified service to inpatients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our respiratory therapists are credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Services include:

    • Aerosol and humidity therapy
    • Arterial blood gas testing
    • Cardiopulmonary stress testing
    • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
    • Oxygen administration
    • Pulmonary function testing
    • Pulmonary hyperinflation therapy

For more information, call 931.722.5411, extension 2045.

Sleep Center

Sleep studies assist in diagnosing a variety of conditions and disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and many others. Studies may be recommended for individuals who for several weeks experience one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Difficulty falling asleep (30 minutes or more)
    • Waking frequently and difficulty returning to sleep
    • Feeling tired, irritable or having difficulty concentrating during the day
    • Snoring loudly
    • Awakening gasping for breath
    • Kicking or jerking while asleep
    • Difficulty staying awake while watching TV or reading

During a study, the patient is monitored with devices that record heart rate, snoring, airflow, oxygen levels, brain waves and movement in the muscles and eyes. Sleep study data is interpreted by a physician who is board certified or has specialized training in sleep medicine. Results are given to the referring physician who will discuss the findings with the patient.

Sleep studies are conducted with a physician referral. For more information, please call 931.722.2052.

Surgical Services

Wayne Medical Center offers outpatient surgical services conducted by physicians assisted by an experienced surgical team.

Wayne Medical Center also offers anesthesia services for patients who require sedation during CT and MRI studies.

For more information, call 931.722.2016 or ask your physician.

Swing Beds (Skilled Nursing Beds)

Recovery sometimes extends beyond a typical hospital stay. For patients needing to transition from the hospital to home or another setting, the skilled nursing beds at Wayne Medical Center provide full service nursing care and rehabilitation.

For more information, call 931.722.5411.

The Center for Specialty Care

The Center for Specialty Care at Wayne Medical Center offers a specialized approach to relieving or eliminating chronic pain, especially when associated with the back, legs, hips and lower body. Expert care is provided by a local physician in the safety of a full-service hospital. Treatment options include:

  • SI Joint Injection, to treat pain due to inflammation in the upper part of the hip, including sciatic nerve pain.
  • Epidural, a more complex treatment for spinal disk inflammation, to reduce pain in the back or legs.
  • Facet Joint Sticks, anti-inflammatory injections to block pain emanating from the lower spine.
  • Ablation, desensitizing of the nerve ending in the facet joint to reduce pain.

Referrals are not required and most insurance plans are accepted.

For more information, call 931.722.2058.

Wellness Screenings

Wayne Medical Center offers simple and painless ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) screenings that can provide you peace of mind by helping to determine if you have certain conditions that may not present any signs or symptoms before resulting in a serious health issue.

VASCULAR SCREENINGS detect blockages in the circulatory system and are conducted for the following:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease: a screening of the lower extremities for plaque build-up, often an indicator of heart disease.
  • Stroke: a screening of carotid arteries in the neck to detect plaque build-up, which can lead to a stroke.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: a screening to detect weakened areas of the vessel that serves as the main channel of the circulatory system.

ORGAN SCREENINGS detect stones and cancers. Screenings include:

  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Kidney Scan
  • Liver Scan
  • Pancreas Scan
  • Thyroid Scan

CT SCREENINGS are offered for individuals 50 years of age and older. There are three scans available—the lungs, the abdominal area and the pelvic area.

A physician's order is not required for a screening. For more information about wellness screenings at Wayne Medical Center, call 931.722.5411, extension 2060.

 

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