Imaging At The Hospital
Bolivia Davis, MD
Bolivia Davis, MD
Medical Director, Imaging Services

Imaging At The Hospital

(301) 609-4413
Outpatient M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm

The Imaging Department at UM Charles Regional Medical Center uses the latest imaging services to create pictures of internal anatomy to diagnose and treat a full range of medical diseases and conditions. Our board-certified radiologists and highly skilled technologists rely on advanced equipment and systems to provide the following radiology services:

  • Barium Enema - Used to diagnose disorders of the large intestine, colon, and rectum;
  • Barium Swallow - Used to evaluate the esophagus for tumors, strictures or other abnormalities;
  • Barium X-rays - Also called upper and lower GI series, are used to diagnose abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • CT Scan (computed tomography) - A simple, safe, painless examination to show abnormalities that do not normally show up on conventional x-rays;
  • Fluoroscopy - A form of diagnostic radiology that enables the radiologist, with the aid of a contrast agent, to visualize the organ or area of concern via x-ray;
  • Mammography - Screening and diagnostic imaging of the breast;
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - Highly refined images of the body's interior without surgery by using strong magnets and pulses of radio waves.
  • Nuclear Medicine - A small amount of radioactive material is injected through a pharmaceutical agent, to evaluate the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, or bone;
  • Small Bowel Series - Used to evaluate the small intestines for transit time, obstructions and polyps.
  • Ultrasound - Ultrasonography, sometimes called sonography uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs;
  • Upper GI Series - Used to diagnose disorders of the stomach such as tumors, ulcers and strictures.

A physician referral is required for most diagnostic testing. For further information call 301-609-4170; to schedule an appointment, call 301-609-4413.

UM Charles Regional Medical Center also offers a full range of minimally invasive cardiovascular techniques through our Imaging Department.

Interventional Radiology

UM Charles Regional Medical Center provides a full spectrum of minimally invasive techniques for correcting problems in the arteries. Through new technology, skilled physicians, and a commitment to a high standard of care, we work to improve your quality of life.

The Imaging Department at UM Charles Regional has an Interventional Suite which offers several services to patients. Using the new GE Innova(TM) 4100, a digital flat-panel x-ray system, excellent image quality shows the tiniest of vessels in detail. Comparing the Innova 4100's digital system to film is like comparing hi-definition TV to regular TV. A digital image has a much higher resolution, so radiologists can see much more detail in the images. The physician may diagnose, and in most cases, resolve many vascular issues the patient may have. A patient who has acute leg pain and finds it difficult to walk short distances may have a blockage in an artery. Our new equipment allows the physician to view the vessels and correct the problem with some of the following techniques:

  • Angioplasty - a procedure where a balloon is placed into the affected vessel and is expanded to allow the artery to open back up to its original diameter, resulting in better blood flow to the limb.
  • Stenting - a procedure where an expandable material, made of a metal such as Titanium, is placed in the vessel to help hold the vessel open, allowing for better blood flow.
  • Atherectomy - a process where the plaque is actually removed from the vessel, allowing for better blood flow.

For more information on interventional radiology services at UM Charles Regional's Imaging Department call 301-609-4170. You will need a physician's order prior to scheduling services.