Radiology/Imaging & Stress Testing
The Latest Diagnostic and Imaging Technology
Lower Bucks Hospital offers a full range of technologically advanced imaging screening services to provide patients with high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our imaging and radiology services teams provide exceptional care and work with doctors, nurses and other clinicians to deliver the comprehensive care that Lower Bucks Hospital is known for. Our digital imaging technology allows doctors to access test results immediately, so treatment can begin more quickly.
To schedule an appointment at a Lower Bucks Hospital imaging center, call 215-785-9343. Scheduling hours are Monday–Friday 7:30 am–3:30 pm.
Imaging tests are often a key part of diagnosing illnesses early. The radiologists at Lower Bucks Hospital use the latest technologies to perform tests quickly, accurately and comfortably so you can get the health information you need—fast.
Imaging Expertise, Exceptional Care
From angiography and X-rays to complex endoscopic procedures and digital mammography, we offer a full spectrum of advanced imaging screening services delivered by caring, knowledgeable technologists. We offer leading-edge technology to provide the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including:
- Bone densitometry
- Breast imaging
- Interventional radiology
- Full Field Digital Mammography
- 3D Mammography
Our highly trained imaging technologists are certified with advanced registries and are focused on patient safety and comfort.
At Lower Bucks Hospital, we are equipped with some of the most advanced imaging technology available, and we regularly monitor and check it to make sure it’s in good working order. Machines are retired when they no longer meet our high standards.
You Want the Best Doctors Reading Your Results
At Lower Bucks Hospital, our board-certified radiologists are extensively trained in the art and science of reading imaging test results. Many of our doctors specialize in reading scans for specific conditions needed.
Our program is accredited by the American College of Radiology, which means that both our equipment and our doctors have met or exceeded a set of rigorous quality standards. When it comes to excellence in radiology, we measure up against hospital systems across the country.
Bringing Radiology into the Digital Age
Gone are the days of waiting for a hard copy of your imaging test results to be delivered to a radiologist during business hours. We use a digital, high-definition system for sharing images. This lets our radiologists view your results from anywhere, at any time of the day or night.
This improved access means our doctors can see and interpret your images sooner so you spend less time waiting to find out your results.
Testing the heart under controlled stress, such as while walking, helps evaluate coronary artery disease and other cardiac conditions.
Our heart specialists conduct hundreds of stress tests each year to support diagnostic and treatment decision-making.
Types of Stress Tests
Exercise stress tests are conducted while walking on a treadmill. The exercise stress load is increased gradually to reach a target heart rate. Echocardiograms, or heart ultrasounds, are performed before and after the test.
Non-exercise stress tests are given to patients who are unable to exercise. They receive medications to stimulate heart rate.
Stress Test Findings
Changes in heart wall motion during stress tests can suggest blood flow problems. Blood pressure is also measured. Abnormal stress test findings usually will be followed by other tests.
Before contacting any of our scheduling department staff, please have the following ready:
- A script from your physician ordering the test
- The ICD-9 code if required
- Type of study
- Type of insurance
- Referring physician
- If scheduling CT or MRI, the study also needs to indicate “with or without contrast”
Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.