Radiology / Diagnostic Imaging

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Lehigh Valley Health Network's Radiology Departments in Schuylkill County are fully accredited by the ACR- American College of Radiology and offers imaging in the following modalities:

  • CT Scan
  • PET CT
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • MRI
  • Digital Mammography
  • DEXA Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • General Xray

All exams require scheduled appointments, except general xray services.

Appointments are scheduled by calling:
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Centralized Scheduling Department
Phone: 570-621-5999
Hours of operation
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 6:00pm

If you need copies of your radiology imaging studies, please call the Main Radiology Department at the East Norwegian Street campus or South Jackson Street campus.

Patients will be required to sign an authorization form when picking up their imaging studies in the Health Information Department at either campus.

Click here to download the authorization form.

Lehigh Valley Health Network offers various radiology services at both of its Schuylkill County hospitals, its MRI Center and at the Women's Imaging Center.

Locations and Hours of operation are listed below.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street
570-621-4051
700 East Norwegian Street
Pottsville – PA
Located on the First Floor – You can enter through the Garage Level- 1H
Register on the third floor – Main Lobby Registration Area

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street
570-621-5325
420 South Jackson Street
Pottsville, PA
Located on the Third Floor
Register on first floor – Central Registration Area

Medical Office Building
100 Schuylkill Medical Plaza
Suite 103
Pottsville, PA
570-621-5873
Regular Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*General X-Ray Services only at this site

MRI Center
407 Mauch Chunk Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Hours of Operation
Monday –Friday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

WOMEN'S IMAGING CENTER
171 RED HORSE ROAD (Gordon Nagle Trail - Route 901)
POTTSVILLE, PA
(570) 621-5760
Hours of Operation
Monday & Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
*Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, DexaScan (Osteoporosis), Laboratory Blood Draw Station available at this site.

ALL patients are required to bring a current list of medications. This list of medications is needed for invasive and non-invasive imaging and must be presented at every visit. This list should include the name of the drug, whether it is a prescription, herbal or over-the-counter drug and the dose and how often the drug is taken.

Staff Radiologists

Dr. Gregory Elberfeld
Dr. Abby Laychock
Dr. Nancy Leschick
Dr. Rhondey Harford
Dr. Jose Gonzalez
Dr. Matthew Sacco
Administrative Director Sherry McDonald 621-5329
Medical Director Dr. Gregory Elberfeld 621-5325

Radiology Supervisor East Norwegian Street

Cindy Schaeffer 

621-5325

Radiology Supervisor South Jackson Street

Cindy Schaeffer

621-5325

Interventional Radiology Lori Chistakoff

 

621-5343

 

Ultrasound/Hillary Rosenberger 621-5315
Nuclear Medicine Bryan Rex 621-5349
Mammography Cindy Schaeffer 621-5325
Clinical Education Maria Eisenhart 621-5323

PACS Administrator East Norwegian Street

Luke Rissinger

621-5356

PACS Administrator South Jackson Street

Mark Dower

621-5346

Below are some of the common preps for patients undergoing radiology studies.

PREPS FOR ULTRASOUND STUDIES
Test Prep
Abdomen NPO 8-10 hours
Aorta NPO 8-10 hours
Renal No prep
Renal Artery NPO 8-10 hours
Pelvic/Transvaginal 32oz. water 1hour prior to test. Hold Bladder.
Thyroid No Prep
Thyroid Biopsy No Aspirin or blood thinners for 5 days before biopsy.
Breast No deoderant
Breast Localization Consult ordering Physician
Testicular No prep
Liver Biopsy Consult ordering Physician
Paracentesis/Thoracentesis Consult ordering Physician
***NPO- Nothing by mouth***
Preps for CT Scan
EZ CAT is needed for: CT Abdomen, CT Pelvis
Some Physician offices have EZ CAT in their office, if they do not the patient must come to the Radiology Department to pick up the EZ CAT Prep prior to the day of the test. The instructions will be given to the patient when they pick up the Prep. The Patient can eat a light breakfast or lunch prior to starting the EZ CAT. The Patient CAN NOT eat after the EZ CAT has been started, they must remain NPO.

NO Prep is needed for:

CT Bony Pelvis, CTA Aorta, CTA Renal
CT Patients can take their medication with a little bit of water.
Preps for Mammography Testing

If you did not have your last mammogram at the Pottsville Hospital please bring the films/CD of your last mammogram with you to your appointment.

Do not wear any kind of underarm deodorant.
Preps for Nuclear Medicine Testing

This testing is a specialty in itself, please consult your ordering physician or call our department directly at 621-5333.

Preps for General Radiology
Study Prep
Barium Enema * Patient must pick up a two-day prep kit in the radiology department. Prep must be started 48 hours prior to study.
Upper GI * NPO after midnight
Small Bowel * NPO after midnight
Barium Swallow * NPO after midnight
IVP * Use a laxative after your evening meal and NPO after midnight. Consult ordering Physician
Hysterosalpingogram Patient must be 7- 10 days post menstrual period.
VCUG No Prep

* Patients who are having these tests should not take their medication before the test. Bring medication with you to the hospital.