Physician using the new 3T MRI

Enhancing imaging services at Bayhealth

Thursday, May 9, 2019 |

The new Bayhealth Sussex Campus features new, state-of-the-art imaging technology that will continue to provide the responsive, high-quality care for which Bayhealth is known. The many enhancements keep patient needs at the forefront by streamlining processes, expanding access and providing the latest advances for diagnosis and treatment.

State-of-the-art technology

A new addition to the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus is an 1,150-square-foot interventional suite (much larger than a standard operating room) outfitted with the latest equipment. This suite facilitates improved coordination among specialties for procedures.

The Imaging Department (historically known as Diagnostic Imaging or Radiology) is equipped with advanced equipment that emits the lowest possible radiation exposure while helping to detect and diagnose medical conditions in the earliest stages

  • 3T MRI — wider opening provides more room and comfort for the patient, and twice the strength for the highest-quality images
  • Digital C-arms in the Operating Room for enhanced surgical imaging
  • Nuclear medicine equipment that includes a CT component — can perform two types of imaging at the same time for better accuracy in diagnoses

Improved convenience & care

More equipment will prevent scheduling delays and allow for same-day or next-day appointments (barring any insurance limitations). Faster check-in due to centralized scheduling and a new pre-registration process will decrease wait times. An additional CT scanner in Emergency and Trauma Center will also decrease patient wait times. Another convenience is the new ability to schedule mammograms through MyChart patient portal.

New services

New services now offered at the Bayhealth Sussex Campus include cardiac catheterizations, peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, electrophysiology studies, and device implants including pacemakers and defibrillators.