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 upgraded its CT technology in November 2012 and 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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, as well as a registered nurse. In 2002,
the department was renovated and expanded to provide a more spacious and private
environment for patients.
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.
Outpatient infusion therapy services include antibiotics, blood products, hydration, iron and osteoporosis treatments.
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.
The Physical Therapy Department
at Wayne Medical Center offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient therapy
programs for individuals who have been referred by a physician. Services include:
• Orthopedic rehabilitation
• General physical therapy
• Spine rehabilitation
• Sports injury recovery
• Wound care
• Neurological rehabilitation (for stroke or head injury patients)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - noon
For more information, call
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
• Oxygen administration
• Aerosol and humidity therapy
• Pulmonary hyperinflation therapy
• Pulmonary function testing
• Cardiopulmonary stress testing
For more information, call 931.722.5411, extension 2045.
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
- 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
Wayne Medical Center opened the
Specialty 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:
Appointments with Wayne Medical Center Specialty Clinic physicians are
made directly with each physician's office, as times may vary according to their
Wayne Medical Center offers outpatient surgical services in a newly renovated surgery suite. The convenience of outpatient surgery and other minimally invasive procedures is now available close to home. Physicians are assisted by an experienced surgical team to offer same day surgical services.
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.
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.
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
- 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.