Radiology Suite Renovation
In 2020, the Boone County Hospital Foundation raised funds to help renovate a Radiology suite to become fully digital at Boone County Hospital (BCH). Each year, BCH conducts at least 6,000 general x-ray exams. These include regularly scheduled appointments, Emergency Room patients, and Specialty Clinic's daily add-ons. Radiology is a baseline for finding more information about what the patient is experiencing and often assists with a diagnosis.
Digital radiography is the gold standard because:
There is lower radiation to the patient
There is less time spent on the table in an exam
There is less time spent in receiving results from the exam
"Digital radiography is fast, efficient, and low exposure." – Dr. Larson, Radiologist