IU Health starts round-the-clock imaging

Indiana University Health West Hospital is now offering outpatient diagnostic imaging services around the clock, including CT scan, MRI and ultrasound, according to Sarah Clemens, director of the hospital’s imaging and cardiovascular services teams. Clemens says the open hours aim to give patients the ability to schedule exams at their own convenience, avoiding work and childcare conflicts. Hospital leaders say it also gives the hospital a chance to use imaging technology that was just sitting idle during the late night and early morning hours.  In addition to expanded hours, cardiac patients may now receive treatment with a new, dual source-dual energy computed tomography (CT) scanner that exposes patients to less radiation. IU Health West the first hospital in Indiana to receive the technology.