When your doctor has prescribed testing, you can trust that Moses Taylor Hospital will perform your test with accuracy and efficiency. Simply call one-call scheduling at (570) 207-3900. We will arrange a time that is convenient for you. The staff at Moses Taylor Hospital will expedite results to your physician, so you can begin further treatment.
Pre-admission testing at Moses Taylor Hospital serves as a link between patients, physicians, specialists and the hospital. Every patient who comes into the hospital for an elective surgery or a diagnostic procedure will see pre-admission testing first.
Pre-admission testing includes an interview and evaluation with a hospital anesthesiologist, pre-screening, the recording of medical history, and a presentation that explains what you can expect during your stay at Moses Taylor. Specific information is designed to keep you informed of the specific procedure(s) and treatment(s) you will experience, from check-in through recovery.
Elective surgery is a planned, non-emergency surgical procedure. It may be either a procedure that is medically required or an optional surgery. You may choose to have an elective surgery to improve functionality or improve the quality of your life.
An elective surgery can be scheduled at your convenience. Be sure to discuss the length of your hospital stay, and include ample recovery time when planning your elective procedure.
Medical imaging is the procedure used to create images of the human body for further diagnosis. Imaging encompasses a wide variety of procedures, including ultrasound and mammography, as well as nuclear medicine and MRI/CT.
In most cases, procedures are non-invasive and can be performed and read electronically, with results sent to your physician very quickly. Imaging can be an integral part of the diagnosis process for an inpatient or outpatient procedure.
If your physician has ordered an MRI or CT scan, you can come to Moses Taylor Hospital for your procedure. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT scan (computed tomography) provides high-resolution, detailed images for faster, more accurate diagnoses.
For your convenience, we have a beautifully designed and comfortable MRI/CT area on first floor of the hospital. Moses Taylor also has a picture archive communication system in place that acts as a digital storehouse for patient images. Our staff can see thousands of images in a very short period of time, and images can be transmitted to your physician’s office.
An ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses a special hand-held device to pass sound waves through the skin. These sound waves create echoes through the body that are converted into electrical signals, viewed on a computer monitor and recorded for further study. A gel-like substance may be used to provide better contact between the transducer (the hand-held device) and the skin. This gel may feel slightly cold and, even though it wipes off easily, it is a good idea to wear clothing that is easily washable. Ultrasounds are non-invasive, and can be a common procedure for pregnancies and gynecological issues, as well as many other procedures as requested by your physician.
General radiology provides convenient rapid imaging examinations of all areas of the body. These examinations may include: bone and joint imaging; barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract; and images relating to diseases of the esophagus, lungs, stomach, small intestine, colon, gallbladder, kidneys and bladder. As with any other hospital service, your comfort and privacy are very important to us, and your results will be forwarded directly to your physician as quickly as possible.
Bone Density Testing
Bone density testing is performed with a clinical bone densitometer. The densitometer measures the mineral content and density of specific sites that may be more susceptible to fracture due to osteoporosis and other degenerative bone diseases. Osteoporosis is diagnosed when bone density has decreased to the point where fractures can happen with mild stress. The procedure is fast, painless and non-invasive. During a test, patients lie fully clothed on a padded treatment table, while the machine scans one or more areas. Early detection can be very helpful in controlling bone density loss. Ask your physician about this important procedure.
Moses Taylor Hospital recommends a three-step approach to breast cancer awareness, detection and prevention:
1. See your physician regularly
2. Perform monthly self-breast examinations
3. Schedule your mammogram as recommended by your physician.
Our trained mammography technologists can help your physician detect breast cancer in its earliest stages through imaging. A mammogram may show something that may be too small to be felt by self-breast examinations. Our technologists can also give you information on how to reduce your chance of developing breast cancer or detecting it in its early stages.
At Moses Taylor Hospital, we support the efforts of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.
Moses Taylor Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine involves the use of very small amounts of radioactive isotopes to help diagnose a wide variety of diseases and abnormalities. The isotope enters the body intravenously, by inhaling a gas or by swallowing a capsule. A gamma camera is used to locate the isotope within the body. Nuclear medicine can be used to diagnose cardiac function, heart blockages, skeletal fractures or tumors, blood clots in the lungs, or other causes of breathing impairment.
Vascular Diagnostic Center
The Moses Taylor Hospital Vascular Diagnostic Center involves an innovative, non-invasive procedure that allows a multidisciplinary team of physicians to visualize almost any vessel in the body that can later be repaired through surgery. The tests are highly accurate, many times eliminating the need for previously used uncomfortable procedures, as well as invasive surgery to access vascular disease. Open to inpatients and outpatients, the Vascular Diagnostic Center at Moses Taylor Hospital is opened Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 340-2256 for additional information.
The GI Lab at Moses Taylor Hospital performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services for disorders of the digestive tract, on and inpatient and outpatient basis. Tests are performed using an endoscope to view, diagnose and treat conditions of the esophagus, stomach and the large intestine. An endoscope is a flexible tube with a lens on the end that allows physicians to directly view organs and, in some cases, may allow polyps of the colon to be removed during the procedure. GI/Endoscopy services can also be utilized to diagnose gallstones and diseases of the pancreas. As with other procedures throughout Moses Taylor Hospital, our emphasis is on your privacy and care. And while these tests may cause some discomfort, you can be assured that we will do everything we can to keep you comfortable. Please discuss this procedure with your physician, as there may be mild sedation administered. You will be allowed to rest for a while after your procedure and, for your safety, you must bring someone with you who can take you home.
The Laboratory Department at Moses Taylor Hospital provides, through examination and testing, accurate information relevant to the clinical condition and treatment of patients. If your physician has ordered lab work such as blood work, urinalysis, hematology or chemistry, consider Moses Taylor. Our Lab offers convenient hours of operation on weekdays and on the weekend, and no appointment is necessary. Simply come to the information desk on first floor of the hospital, and a staff member will direct you.
Moses Taylor Hospital Laboratory Hours
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.