Medical imaging is the technique and process of creating visual representations of interior body organs or systems for clinical analysis and medical treatment. Medical imaging is used to reveal internal structures, as well as to diagnose and treat disease. It helps to establish normal anatomy and physiology in order to identify abnormalities. Imaging modalities include radiology and the use of X-rays, CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and positron emission tomography (PET scan), among others.Medical imaging/Radiology
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3345
Outpatient imaging hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
MRI scan on computer screen

Crisp Regional Hospital’s Imaging Department, formerly known as Radiology or X-Ray, is second to none as we utilize the latest state-of-the-art imaging technology. We offer comprehensive services close to home, provided by experienced technologists and board-certified radiologists.

Our imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Digital technologies decrease radiation by approximately 50 percent. Results and images are available immediately for your physician to view through our online digital records system, PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System). Not only are diagnoses and treatment planning made much simpler and faster for your physician, the digital image clarity is superior, resulting in reduced need for retakes and the capability to manipulate the image for improved interpretation.

The Imaging Department is staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day, for inpatient care and the convenience of our community.


Services and Modalities

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)/Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) utilizes a high field magnet with a large bore opening and fast scan time, making it more comfortable for patients while providing exceptional image quality. The MRI is located in a spacious suite with windows to aide patients with claustrophobia.

CT Scanning utilizes the latest 64-slice technology, as well as ASIR upgrade — a software that lowers radiation by 30 percent without compromising image quality. CT is used in the diagnosis of stroke, lesions, masses, trauma, blood clots, and heart and vessel blockages.

DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) is a low-dose radiation exam that detects bone loss by measuring bone mineral density. Through early diagnosis of osteoporosis, fractures — including hip fractures — can be prevented.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/CT Imaging is the gold standard for diagnosing, staging and determining a treatment plan for cancer. It provides very detailed information regarding the spread, location, size and nature of cancer in the entire body, detecting sites of cancer not found by other imaging modalities. PET has the ability to differentiate scan tissue from tumors, as well as benign from malignant lesions. It also can demonstrate metabolism or biochemical changes. Together, PET and CT reveal a complete picture, providing both anatomic and metabolic information in stunning detail, to aid physicians in correctly and completely diagnosing and localizing cancer.

State-of-the-art digital mammography is available for patients, with CAD (computer-assisted diagnosis) that serves as a second read to accompany radiologist interpretation of images. Mammography services are inspected annual by Phoenix Technology, the physicists’ group, and accredited by the American College of Radiology, the FDA and The Joint Commission.

Crisp Regional offers a benefit not offered by other area imaging services: Patients receive the results of their mammogram before leaving, offering real peace of mind.

Other imaging services include ultrasonography (cardiac, vascular, obstetric and abdominal scanning) as well as the latest digital radiography and fluoroscopy equipment. We have recently installed new digital radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment as well as the very latest technology in portable radiographic equipment for bedside and emergency imaging.


Meet our Team

Our radiologists work with a team of radiology technologists to perform and interpret medical imaging tests and services.

Deborah Charles, MD
Deborah Charles, MD
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3345Dr. Charles received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She completed an internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, and a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, CA. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has been in practice for more than 30 years.

Jeremy R. Hill, MD
Jeremy R. Hill, MD
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3345Dr. Hill received his medical degree with Highest Honors at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA. He served an internship in internal medicine and a residency in diagnostic radiology at Emory University. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.