Diagnostic Imaging: MRI, CT, PET and PET/CT Scans and Nuclear Medicine

An Impressive List of Firsts

Nation’s First

  • Hospital to offer a school for radiologic technology since 1949

Stark’s First

  • Hospital to offer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for cancer patients
  • To offer PET/CT, a blended imaging system that combines PET and CT
    technology into a single imaging system

First and Only

  • Local Hospital to offer a radiation therapy-based CT scanner since 1999
  • Local hospital to aquire a 16-Channel MRI scanner

Newly Renovated MRI & Nuclear Medicine Facility

Mercy’s Radiology Department has finished the third phase of a 5-phase upgrade.

The first phase included a new building addition to house mammography, ultrasound and radiation therapy. Phase 2 involved the addition of the first PET scanner in Stark County and the first GE Lightspeed CT scanner. Phase 3 included the addition of two new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suites and the renovation of the Nuclear Medicine Department.

The new MRI suites feature one new state-of-the-art MR scanner that has a larger opening so patients do not feel as confined. Another feature of the new suite is a large picture window letting in natural light, which may reduce the feeling of claustrophobia in certain patients.

The scanner also features faster scan times and enhances images options.

Since renovating the entire Nuclear Medicine Department, Mercy’s progressive unit offers larger rooms, fast and reliable ADAC cameras and computer updates. The new suites offer patients high-tech procedures in a comfortable, private scanning environment.

MRI Suites

  • Large, open rooms
  • Large picture window may alleviate claustrophobia


Advanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography capabilities

  • Shorter scan times
  • Wider scanner, not as confined

Nuclear Medicine

  • New, larger rooms
  • Fast and reliable ADAC cameras
  • Computer upgrades
  • Comfortable, private scanning environment

* Late afternoon & evening appointments available for MRI & Nuclear Medicine