Awards & Accreditations
Sarah L. Sherard, MD
Olathe Health Pavilion Services
Advanced imaging is one of the most valuable technologies available for patients and physicians. Today’s imaging capabilities enable physicians to achieve new levels of accuracy in diagnosing conditions, in recommending treatment, in following patient recovery and in monitoring health changes over time. Non-invasive imaging technologies provide reassuring information for our patients.
Pavilion services include nuclear medicine, high-field open MRI, CT scanning and a dedicated Women’s Imaging Suite with 3D mammography and ultrasound.
Olathe Health Pavilion Features
Your skeletal structure is a dynamic, changing part of your physical structure. Good bone health relies on the knowledge of your bone condition. Advanced DEXA scanning readily calculates bone density to determine if osteoporosis is an issue, to see if treatment is currently indicated, or simply to track density changes. For joint replacement patients, a DEXA scan can provide reassurance that healing is progressing as desired and that replaced joints are integrating with existing bone and tissues. Another important DEXA benefit is at the other end of the age spectrum. DEXA technology can diagnose “failure to thrive” disorders in pediatric patients to enable early responsive treatment.
We took the dedicated brand of attention that women have repeatedly told us they appreciate about Olathe Medical Center’s signature caregiving and reinforced it with a tranquil, spa-like setting in our Pavilion. Addressing women’s special health concerns, the Women’s Imaging Suite offers diagnostic procedures, such as ultrasound and bone density/osteoporosis testing, plus an emphasis on making every woman’s mammography experience as comfortable as possible.
3D mammography is the most exciting advancement in breast cancer screening in 30 years. It enables doctors to look at breast tissue in dozens of 1 mm layers. This allows for more precise imaging to reduce unnecessary, and sometimes worrisome, callbacks. Soft, disposable breast pads add cushioning and increase comfort. Our understanding, experienced staff, including radiologists, are dedicated to mammography.
X-rays can seem intimidating to our tiniest patients. That’s why we use Tigger to help ease their fears. Tigger demonstrates the proper placement and positioning, then moves out of the way so young patients can be “just like Tigger.” He’s a friendly touch for both patients and parents, as well as assuring correct imaging to help prevent unnecessary repeat exposures.
This imaging technique uses small amounts of radioactive materials and a specialized gamma camera to enable our physicians to better visualize the structure and function of an organ, tissue, bone, or system for accurate diagnosis.
The Pavilion makes it convenient for patients to take care of all pre-surgical and pre-procedure tests in one easy stop: blood tests, other specimen collection, EKGs and conventional X-rays.
Schedule Your Mammogram Online
Current patients who have Patient Portal access can now schedule their mammograms online!
Regular mammogram screenings are key in diagnosing breast cancer early.