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Medical Imaging

Sharon Regional's Medical Imaging Department

Sharon Regional’s Medical Imaging Department

While many comparable hospitals across the country lag behind major metropolitan medical centers in the services they offer, Sharon Regional’s Medical Imaging Department has succeeded in making state-of-the-art equipment and services along with a highly qualified and professionally trained staff available to our community.

Allegheny Radiology Associates, Ltd. (ARA) is the exclusive provider of general diagnostic and advanced imaging services at Sharon Regional’s hospital and its affiliated satellite centers. The group also provides imaging services to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, a member of the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

The group consists of board certified radiologists, led by Paul M. Kiproff, M.D., Medical Director of the Sharon Regional program and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Allegheny General.

Patients choosing Sharon Regional and its affiliated physicians have access to the most advanced imaging and radiology services available, through the new team of on-site radiologists along with instant access to radiology sub-specialists in Pittsburgh through a sophisticated teleradiology computer link.

In addition to full Diagnostic Radiology services, the radiology group offers Breast Imaging; Body Imaging; Emergency, Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology; Thoracic Imaging; Neuroradiology; Neurointerventional Radiology; Vascular and Interventional Radiology; and Nuclear Medicine.

All radiologists are board certified in their area of specialty and many also hold faculty appointments at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Today, the field of medical imaging has grown to include not just x-rays but also other diagnostic procedures such as computed tomography (CT scan), ultrasound, PET/CT, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

In addition to imaging services at our hospital, we have a full spectrum of advanced imaging services at the new Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Hermitage, plus general x-ray at the Mercer Family Medicine Center.

Sharon Regional’s short-bore, fixed MRI unit blends the comfort of an open MRI with the fast scan times and higher quality images available only through a high field system. The system allows Medical Imaging to provide MRI exams from head to toe and to scan pediatric, claustrophobic and obese patients who once experienced high anxiety in conventional MRIs.

Why choose Sharon Regional for your imaging services?

  • Two 1.5 Tesla short bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems
  • * PET/CT Imaging System
  • Spiral Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Unit with digital applications and mammotome probe
  • Digital mammography
  • MQSA/ASR accreditation for all mammography units. Mammography technologists are advanced registered in Mammography
  • DEXA Bone Densitometer for osteoporosis screening
  • Board certified radiologists through ARA


MRI— American College of Radiology

CT—American College of Radiology

Ultrasound—American College of Radiology

Echocardiography— Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories

Nuclear Medicine—American College of Radiology

PET/CT—American College of Radiology

Nuclear Cardiology—Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Laboratories

For more information, or to arrange a tour of any of our imaging facilities, please call Sharon Regional Health System’s Medical Imaging Department at 724-983-3945.