At McLeod Health, being first in our region to offer patients innovative technologies speaks to our focus on improving patient care. As a not-for-profit network, we invest our resources in progressive technologies to meet the medical needs of those who trust us with their care. It is all part of our commitment to be the Choice of Medical Excellence.
A Constant Search for New Diagnostic and Treatment Technology
Ways to shrink and kill cancer constantly change. McLeod wants to be sure our patients benefit from these developments, utilizing three TrueBeam LINAC units to preserve healthy tissue, as well as shorten treatments and decrease the number of treatments. They come by many names – SRS, SBRT and IMRT – but they all represent improved chances of recovery. Learn more about Radiation Oncology.Learn More
3D Mammography at McLeod Health
McLeod Health offers 3D Mammography at its Florence, Dillon, Cheraw, Manning and Seacoast locations as well as on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit. Revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected, 3D Mammography not only produces standard 2D views, but it also allows doctors to examine the breast tissue layer by layer. This advanced technology offers our patients greater accuracy, earlier detection, and up to 40 percent fewer recalls for additional testing. Schedule your 3D Mammogram at any of the McLeod Health locations above by calling (843) 777-2095.Learn More
A Long List of Firsts Reflects Our Dedication to Imaging Excellence
Being first in offering patients many innovative technologies speaks to our focus on improving patient care. Here are a few of the McLeod Health firsts in Florence:Read More
- Install a permanent, fixed-based PET scanner and breast MRI 8-channel biopsy table.
- Install a 320-slice Aquilion ONE CT scanner, ClearRead Bone Suppression (software that aids in the early detection of lung cancer) and the Siemens Biograph MCT, an innovative and versatile PET/CT Scanner.
- Offer patients access to 64-slice multi-scanner and high-speed open MRI (Tesla 0.7)
- Develop sections (departments) of Nuclear Medicine, ultrasound, CT Scanning and Special procedures.
Robotic-Assisted Technology Provides Surgical Options
The robotic technology provides the surgeon with enhanced access, greater visibility, flexibility and control than possible when performing surgery using traditional techniques.
Let the expert hands of McLeod surgeons guide the robot to improve your health.Learn More
McLeod Leads State Efforts to Reduce Prematurity and Infant Mortality
McLeod carries the designation of Regional Perinatal Center for northeastern South Carolina, one of only five in the state. Regional Perinatal Centers lead the efforts to reduce premature births and infant mortality. A designated Center must support the greatest level of skill and technology available in its region to care for high-risk obstetric (OB) and neonatal patients.Read More
The McLeod Regional Perinatal System serves high-risk and sick or pre-term newborns, who need a higher level of care (such as Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists or Neonatologists). The McLeod system currently serves eight counties – Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg. The McLeod Perinatal System brings together a partnership of McLeod Health, regional hospitals and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to serve this region. The Perinatal system is administered by a Developer with Neonatal and OB Outreach Coordinators. They educate community hospital staff on managing, stabilizing and resuscitating a high-risk mother or newborn before transport to the McLeod Regional Perinatal Center.Close