Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

Improve and Maintain Your Quality Of Life

Harrisburg Medical Center provides many types of Diagnostic and Therapeutic services. The goal of these services is to improve quality of life, increase the ability to perform day-to-day tasks, develop an understanding of conditions, and to help identify ways to reduce the chance of re-injury.

Radiology

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In combination with caring, seasoned partners and modern technology, the Harrisburg Medical Center Imaging Department prides itself in its mission to supply top-quality care to their patients. The Imaging Department provides a wide range of medical imaging services including Diagnostic Imaging, Computed Tomography (CT Scan), Digital Mammography (accredited by the American College of Radiology), Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine (accredited by the Society of Nuclear Medicine) exams. The department is staffed for 24-hour x-ray coverage. Fluoroscopy, Special Procedures, CT, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, and Nuclear Medicine exams are scheduled times Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. CT and Ultrasound technologists are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency situations.

The partners in the Imaging Department are professional, friendly and courteous. The Radiologic Technologists perform the exams and care for the patients in the Imaging Department. They are licensed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Our professionally trained staff includes: Registered Vascular Technologists, a Registered Nurse, Registered CT Technologists, and Registered Mammographers. The clerical staff handles patient scheduling, filing, and a variety of other tasks.

*A Board Certified Radiologist reads all exams.

Imaging Department Services

Diagnostic Radiology

  • General Radiography (X-rays)
  • Fluoroscopy
    • Barium Enema – Examination of the colon with the use of barium
    • Esophagram – Examination of the esophagus while the patient drinks barium
    • Swallowing Function Study – Examination utilizing barium to evaluate the patient’s ability to swallow various consistencies of food
    • Upper GI – Examination of the stomach with the use of barium ingested by the patient
  • Special Procedures
    • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) – Evaluation of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder utilizing contrast medium
    • Myelograms – Evaluation of the spinal canal requiring injection of a contrast medium into the spine
    • Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) – Evaluation of the bladder and urethra utilizing a contrast medium

Computed Tomography (CT)

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CT is an examination of selected areas of the body utilizing conventional x-rays with the aid of an advanced computer system. Some CT examinations require the use of intravenous and/or oral contrast agents. HMC’s CT with 16 detector rows provides enhanced pictures and faster service.

HMC CT services include:

  • CT of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, and extremities
  • CT guided biopsies
  • QCT Bone Densitometry – Osteoporosis Screening
  • Angiography (CTA)

Digital Mammography

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Digital mammography is a low-dose x-ray exam of the breast used to detect breast cancer at the earliest stage possible. HMC Mammography services include:

  • Screening/Annual Exams
  • Diagnostic Exams – for palpable lumps, tenderness, or unusual findings on a screening mammogram
  • Breast Needle Localizations

The Harrisburg Medical Center Mammography Department is accredited through the American College of Radiology.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is diagnostic imaging using sound waves to obtain a medical image or picture of various organs or tissue in the body. This safe and painless procedure does not use radiation. HMC ultrasound services include:

  • Echocardiography – Ultrasound to evaluate the size and shape of the heart, valves, and movement of the walls of the heart
  • General
    • Abdomen
    • Pelvis
    • Thyroid
    • Breast
    • Testicles
  • Vascular
    • Carotid Doppler – Examination of the carotid arteries which supply blood flow to the brain and facial structures
    • Venous Doppler of the extremities – Evaluation of the veins and blood flow from the arms and/or legs
    • Arterial Doppler of the extremities – Evaluation of the arteries and blood flow to the arms and/or legs
    • Segmental Pressures – Blood pressures taken in legs and compared to blood pressure in arm (used as an indicator of arterial disease)
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsies

Nuclear Medicine

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Nuclear medicine allows physicians to locate and evaluate disease in organs or organ systems by evaluation of organ function and metabolism. Nuclear medicine exams are performed by administering a radiopharmaceutical via IV injection, oral ingestion, or ventilation, then imaging the area of interest to determine metabolism and function.

HMC Nuclear Medicine Services include:

  • Cardiovascular System (heart and blood vessels)
    • Myocardial Infarction Examination
    • MUGA Scan
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan Sestamibi
  • Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord)
    • Radionuclide Cisternography
  • Endocrine System (glandular system)
    • HIDA Scan
    • Liver-Spleen Scan
    • Liver SPECT
    • Testicular
    • Thyroid Scan
    • Thyroid Scan and Uptake
  • Gastrointestinal System (stomach and intestines)
    • Acute GI Bleeding Scan
    • Esophagus Transit
    • Gastric Emptying
    • Gastro esophageal Reflux
    • Meckel’s Diverticulum
  • Pulmonary System (lungs)
    • Perfusion Lung Scan
    • Ventilation Lung Scan
  • Skeletal System (bones)
    • Bone Scan
    • Bone SPECT
  • Tumor/Infection/Abscess Localization
    • Whole Body Scan
    • Scintimammography
  • Urinary Tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder)
    • Radionuclide Cystography/Urethral Reflux Study
    • Renal/Kidney Scan
    • Renal Flow and Function Study

The Harrisburg Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Department is accredited by the Society of Nuclear Medicine. The department is staffed by a licensed and certified technologist and is licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

For any questions or concerns about our services, please feel free to contact Harrisburg Medical Center Imaging.

Laboratory

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Harrisburg Medical Center provides Laboratory testing services to Harrisburg Medical Center and all HMC affiliated clinics. We provide services to other referring physicians from outside our service area and offer employer urine and hair drug testing services. We are affiliated with referral laboratories and provide collection and processing services for specialized testing not offered by our facility.

The laboratory is open 24/7 and provides routine specimen collection between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The laboratory provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency services 24/7 and is committed to provide outstanding test quality and customer services.

Test Directory

The Harrisburg Medical Center Clinical Laboratory is responsible for collection and performance of tests ordered by your physician. The tests will provide the physician valuable information in diagnosing and treatment of your condition. Our goal is to provide quality laboratory services in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner. The Clinical Laboratory provides onsite testing in each of the following areas: Chemistry, Urinalysis, Serology, Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Immunochemistry, and Immunohematology (Blood Bank). We offer referral services to LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratories. Anatomic Pathology Services are provided under contract through Associated Pathology Laboratories.

Test Requests/ Test Requisitions

Laboratory tests may be ordered by either of the following:

  • By use of customized hard copy laboratory test request form with client information
  • Prescription pad or letterhead from requesting physician
  • Test requests must be legible and include the following information:
    • Patients Full Name (L, F, MI)
    • Patient Birth Date
    • Name, address, telephone and fax of provider
    • Diagnostic ICD 9 Code
    • To download Laboratory Requisition: Laboratory Test Requisition

Contact Information

PH. 618.253.0224
FX. 618.252.0971

Pharmacy

Our pharmacy utilizes the latest technology for our medication dispensing activities. Our Omnicell medicine dispensing system is connected with our nursing computers to cut down mistakes with medication. We also have an active chemotherapy and specialized infusion department to serve our local patients. The pharmacy staff can provide you with important safety information about your medication.

  • Dispense Medications – Including chemotherapy and intravenous medications
  • Monitor for Drug – Drug interactions
  • Supply Drug information to nurses, physicians, and other health care providers
  • Perform monthly DUEs (Drug Utilization Evaluations)
  • Monitor patient stats – allergies, weight, etc.
  • Evaluate patient kidney function (CrCL) values with correct IV antibiotic dosing and make recommendations for adjustments
  • Monitor medication formulary management

Respiratory Therapy

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Our Respiratory Therapists are committed to providing quality diagnostic and comprehensive care to all patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Services are provided by licensed Respiratory Therapists specially trained in pulmonary care.

Respiratory care and cardio respiratory care include direct and indirect services in the implementation of treatment, management, disease prevention, diagnostic testing, monitoring and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.

Harrisburg Medical Center’s Respiratory Therapy Department works in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Respiratory Disease Clinic and the Department of Labor to aid in the diagnosis of coal miner’s black lung (pneumoconiosis). If you would like information or would like to speak to a representative about black lung benefits please call the Southern Illinois Respiratory Disease Clinic at 866.252.9732 or visit them on the web at www.shsdc.org. Click on the Health Centers tab at the top of the page and scroll down to Respiratory Disease.

Respiratory Therapy Outpatient Diagnostic Services

Pulmonary Function Studies (PFT)/Lung Volume Studies – To aid in the diagnosis and treatment pulmonary diseases:

  • Simple Spirometry (Vent Study)
  • Carbon Monoxide Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
  • Plethysmography
  • Methacholine Challenge
  • Department of Labor (DOL) Spirometry for Black Lung Disease

Dr. Suhail Istanbouly is Board Certified in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Board Eligible for Sleep Medicine. He is available for clinic hours every Tuesday. New patients should consult with their family physician for referral. For established patients please call 618.942.7402.

S.I. Respiratory Disease Consultants, LLC
An Affiliation of Harrisburg Medical Center
317 S. 14th Street Suite 3
Herrin, IL 62948
PH. 618.942.7402

 

Sleep Diagnostics Center

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    Initial – To aid in the diagnosis of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea

  • CPAP/BIPAP – To aid in the treatment of sleep disorders after the diagnosis has been made

 

Other Diagnostic Procedures

Electroencephalogram (EEG) – To aid in the diagnosis of brain wave disorders

Six-Minute Walk

      • To either qualify or re-qualify a patient for home oxygen
      • To aid in accurate titration of oxygen during ambulation

Overnight Oximetry – To aid in the diagnosis of oxygen desaturation/hypoxia while sleeping.

Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) SamplingABG testing is mainly used in pulmonology, to determine gas exchange levels in the blood related to lung function, but has a variety of applications in other areas of medicine.

Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation

A program designed for enhancing heart health.

The Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is an outpatient (ECG) “heart tracing” monitored exercise program located at Harrisburg Medical Center. To improve your quality of life and increase your ability to perform daily tasks, the program provides a structured environment for successful rehabilitation of patients demonstrating symptoms of any of the following conditions:

Cardiac

      • Post-Coronary Bypass Surgery
      • Heart Attack
      • Angina
      • Stent Placement
      • Angioplasty
      • Heart Transplant

Pulmonary

      • Chronic Bronchitis
      • Emphysema
      • Black Lung
      • Any other severe chronic obstructive lung disease

Program Goals

In addition to improving your physical condition, this program is designed to educate the patient and family concerning their particular cardiac or pulmonary problem. The program can help make the changes necessary for a more satisfying and fulfilling life. The program goal is to help you return to work or your previous activities at a better level of functioning.

Program Requirements

      • A physician’s referral
      • A complete physical examination
      • Stable cardiac symptoms at time of enrollment
      • If patient is in Pulmonary Rehab, a Pulmonary Function Test or Spirometry is required

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapists are experts trained in speech rehabilitation. They focus on improving speech and helping patients overcome barriers to speech and hearing. When normal speech is not possible, speech language pathologists teach patients to communicate in other ways, for example alphabet or picture boards, computers, and voice synthesizers. HMC’s speech pathologists provide service for infants to seniors.

Speech Pathologists evaluate, diagnose, threat and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. Our Speech Pathologists treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, communication needs for patient with head and neck cancer, and stuttering. They develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each patient’s needs. They counsel individuals and their families concerning communication disorders and safe intake of least restrictive diets.

Sports Medicine

Harrisburg Medical Center provides a Certified Athletic Trainer to the Harrisburg School System and surrounding communities for athletic training services. The Sports Medicine department focuses on providing athletes with aggressive, quality healthcare for athletic related injuries. This includes injury prevention, assessment of injury/illness, rehabilitation of emergency, acute and chronic sports injuries and onsite coverage for practice and competitive events.

Our Certified Athletic Trainer is trained in application of Kinesio Tape for a variety of muscle/tissue injuries and dysfunctions.

Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatic Therapy is the use of buoyancy of water to unload weight-bearing stresses on different joints of the body. The Hydrotrack System is a tank filled with water in which the water levels can be varied according to patient’s height and is equipped with an underwater treadmill with water jets to provide resistive exercise.

Indications For Skilled Aquatic Therapy

      • Inability to participate in a land-based exercise or functional mobility program
      • Weight bearing restrictions limiting ambulation
      • Severe pain or weakness limiting ability to move
      • Instabilities limiting extremity exercise

Examples of patients that would benefit from Aquatic Therapy

      • Post-op/orthopedic surgery for hips, knees and ankles
      • Post-back surgery
      • Cardiovascular disorders
      • Sports injuries/acute injuries
      • Degenerative conditions (arthritis, rheumatic conditions)
      • Neurological disorders (stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
      • Fibromyalgia

Nutrition Counseling

 

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Nutrition Counseling may be ordered by your physician as an important step in the treatment of various illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or high cholesterol; and for rehabilitation such as cardiac rehabilitation. Nutrition Counseling is performed by a Registered Licensed Dietitian trained in counseling skills.

With every consult, a complete diet history, food frequency and food recall are obtained. Various questions will be asked about your diet history and food frequently eaten. This information is very important in the assessment and treatment of your illness. After this information is obtained, a nutrition assessment will be made by the dietitian, and a nutrition plan will then be discussed. Nutrition information or handouts may also be given to help you follow your nutrition plan at home.

If possible, it is helpful to write down the foods you have eaten (be as specific as possible) for 1 – 2 days prior to your appointment, and bring this record with you to your appointment. Nutrition information or handouts may be given to help you follow your nutrition plan at home.

If you are diabetic and testing your blood sugar at home, please bring a record of your recent blood sugar results with you to your appointment. If your physician has recommended the consult, bring your prescription with you. When you come for your appointment, come in to the main lobby and check in at the receptionist. They can then assist you in finding the dietitian’s office.

The average length of a consult is approximately one hour, but may vary depending on the illness being treated and the amount of counseling and information needed for your particular diet plan.

Services Provided

      • Inpatient Diet Plan
      • Out Patient Diet Education
      • Cardiac Rehab Diet Classes
      • Swing Bed Nutrition Care Plans

Food Service

Our patients enjoy a nutritious balance of meals prepared by the food production resources of our hospital. Care is also taken to ensure that patients with dietary restrictions have access to the types of foods that meet their specific needs.

Food Service prepares meals for the area senior citizens on Holidays. Catering is also provided for educational presentations to the community. Three meals a day are available to employees and visitors in the hospital cafeteria.