Posted 11/09/2016

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is celebrating the important role that diagnostic imaging has had in the field of medicine and the invention of the X-ray during National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 6-12.

Diagnostic imaging has greatly improved since the X-ray was first discovered in 1895. According to Heidi Hordyk, Director of Radiology, the invention of the X-ray plays an instrumental role in providing high-quality patient care.

“Most people know that the X-ray is used to produce images of inside the body,” she said. “But the general public often doesn’t know about the various advanced radiology systems that perform sophisticated medical tests using X-rays, such a thyroid scans and interventional and therapeutic treatments.”
The radiology staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is composed of three (3) radiologists with over 25 full-time radiologic technologists, and performs 20,000 X-ray exams annually, in addition to many CT scans, MRI’s, ultrasounds, radiation therapy treatments, nuclear medicine procedures and mammograms.

“X-ray technology allows us to produce high-quality images that help physicians quickly and accurately detect, diagnose and treat injury and illness,” Hordyk said. “Our team is extremely dedicated to providing the best possible patient care, and we’re excited to celebrate our achievements during National Radiologic Technology Week.”

Radiologic Technology Week activities will include:
• Learning activities for the technologists throughout the week
• Recognition by the hospital on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

For more information about the diagnostic imaging department at Murray-Calloway County Hospital or to learn more about X-ray Discovery Day and National Rad Tech Week, contact Heidi Hordyk at

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is a 142-licensed bed medical center located at 803 Poplar Street in Murray, Kentucky. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Western Kentucky area for over 100 years. Murray Hospital specializes in such major areas as women’s services, surgery, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatric services, emergency services and more. Murray-Calloway County Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.