Salem Radiologists at Salem Regional Medical Center

Caring Service - Quality Diagnosis - Latest Technology

Salem Regional Medical Center - Salem, Ohio

Area's First Hospital with 3T Open MRI, Dual-128 CT Technology,

Wide-Angled 3D Mammography, and the newest 3D PET-CT


Next Generation 3D PET-CT
Most Sensitive, Highest Quality, and Fastest Cancer Imaging


Salem Regional Medical Center's new 3D PET/CT combines a 128-Detector CT with the highest resolution solid-state PET scanner, providing the fastest and most detailed images in half the time (less than 15 minutes) and at half the radiation dose of older area PET scanners.

We are proud to have been named a national showcase site by the Siemens Corporation, and we are the first hospital to offer this technology within an 8-state region of the country, including Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners use tiny amounts of radioactive sugar to image the body just like the sugar in foods we eat. This sugar is taken up by the cells of our body, but cancer cells which are busy growing take up much more sugar than normal cells.

By combining the latest generation 128-Detector CT and solid-state PET scanner, Salem Regional Medical Center’s new 3D PET/CT can obtain the most detailed images of cancer anywhere in the body.

Knowing the exact location of cancer guides surgical planning, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment to provide the best treatment success.

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3D MAMMOGRAPHY (digital breast tomosynthesis)

Latest Technology - widest-angled imaging providing greatest depth resolution and clarity


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3D mammography is important for women with dense breast tissue and fibrocystic disease. All women may benefit.

  • 3D mammography complements standard 2D digital mammography
  • Detects up to 40% more invasive cancers than traditional mammography
  • Reduces the chance of ‘call-backs’ for compression views and false positive results

Newest Technology between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

  • 3D acquisition is performed at the same time as the 2D acquisition and requires less breast compression producing less discomfort
  • Images taken in a wide-angle providing the greatest depth resolution and clarity
  • 3D acquisition is performed in an arc over the breast, much like a CT scanner, taking multiple low-dose images to produce highly-detailed 3D images of the breast
  • New technology requires 30% less radiation than traditional mammography

New Colon Cancer Screening Recommended for People Age 45 and Above

Latest Technology - Virtual CT Colonoscopy Recommendation

In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in both men and women.

The American Cancer Society has just lowered the recommended screening age for colon cancer for healthy people to begin at age 45 rather than waiting until age 50.

“I’m worried that younger people will not begin the recommended colon cancer screening,“ explained Board certified Radiologist Peter Apicella, M.D. at Salem Regional Medical Center.

“Colon cancer refers to cancers of the large intestine also called the colon which is located in the lower part of a person’s digestive system or in the rectum which is the last few inches of colon.

The American Cancer Society reviewed 25 years of data and found that with the success of colon cancer screening beginning at age 50, the rate of colon cancer in people over age 50 has been declining, however, the rate of colon cancer in otherwise healthy people younger than 50 increased by more than 50%. The cause for this increase in colon cancer is not known but may include obesity, a lack of exercise, and eating processed foods.

Although traditional colonoscopy has been an effective screening method for patients for many years, due to the perceived discomfort of the preparation, use of sedation, required time off work, and risks, some of these younger patients may forgo screening."

For more than 5 years, Salem Regional Medical Center has offered a state-of-the-art alternative called Virtual CT Colonoscopy and is the only hospital the in the Valley offering this service.

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3T Open MRI - Twice the MRI Strength, Twice the Speed, Twice the Quality

3T MRI - opening with smiling childLargest 3T Open MRI
for Claustophobics and
Patients up to 550 lbs.
breast mri3T Breast MRI - Most Advanced Imaging with MRI Biopsy
3T MRI - Spine - whole body3T MRI - imaging the Whole Spine Quickly
3T MRI - Knee3T MRI - Most Detailed Images of the Shoulders, Knees, and Joints
3T MRI - brain3T MRI - Highest Quality and Fastest Brain Imaging Available
3T MRI - Kidneys3T MRI - Advanced Body Imaging Including Liver Elastography, Kidney, and Prostate Imaging for Early Cancer Detection


Dual-128 CT - Fastest CT studies, lowest radiation dose, sharpest images, quality interpretation and consultations.

Most Advanced
Digital Mammography
3D Cardiac CT
Heart Imaging
3D Virtual CT Colonoscopy
Colon Cancer Screening
3D Low-Dose CT
Lung Cancer Screening
3D CT Urogram
Kidney and Bladder
3D Dual-128 CT
Fastest Scanner
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What is a Radiologist?

Radiologists are medical physicians who specialize in diagnosing diseases using medical imaging. Radiologists are the eyes of medicine working with primary care and specialty physicians to diagnose and care for the ill. 


What is Salem Radiologists?

Salem Radiologists, Inc., provides quality diagnostic radiology services to the Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, Ohio.


Where are you Located?

We are located in Northeastern Ohio, one hour south of Cleveland and 30 minutes south of Youngstown. Our address is 2094 East State Street, Suite E, Salem, Ohio 44460. Please call us at 330-337-6140.


What does a Radiologist Do?

Radiologists use x-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography (MRA), mammography, nuclear medicine (NM), positron emission tomography (PET/CT), and perform angiography to image the body. Radiologists also perform invasive procedures using these technologies.