Medical Imaging


Valley Regional offers comprehensive medical imaging (also known as radiology).

Services

  • Offers 2D and advanced 3D Mammography
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Computed Tomography (CT/CAT Scan)
  • Echocardiogram (EKG)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine Studies
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Vascular Imaging
  • X-Ray Exams

Most medical imaging is requested for you by your physician or other health care provider, but patients may call to schedule their own screening mammography.

State of the Art Mammography (3-D)

We offer both 2D and 3D mammography depending on need. 3D mammography is the most effective method of detecting breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. A mammogram can find breast cancer that is too small to be seen or felt.

X-Ray Exams

X-ray or radiologic exams, use a low dose form of radiation, which passes through objects, and create a digital image, much like a photograph. This simple and painless procedure allows physicians to view bones, organs, or soft tissue anatomy as part of a diagnostic evaluation. X-Rays usually take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Computed Tomography (CT/CAT Scan)

Computed Tomography (CT), also known as a CAT scan, is a sophisticated imaging technique that rotates around the patient. These enhanced images provide superior detail and greatly improve a physician’s ability to diagnose many conditions.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a safe, radiation-free imaging procedure that uses sound waves to visualize soft tissue and fluids in the body. It is particularly useful in examining the organs in the abdomen and pelvis (liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, bladder, uterus, ovaries and testicles). It is also used to evaluate fetal development, certain breast conditions, and the thyroid gland.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI exams use a magnetic field and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed images. An MRI is painless, non-invasive, and free of radiation. An MRI exam is frequently used to detect inflammation, infection, bleeding, or abnormal masses. MRI scans are also effective in testing for neurological diseases of the brain, spine and pelvis. Due to its ability to capture details of soft tissue, MRI may also be used to view injuries to the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, or wrist.

Bone Density Testing

54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass.
Age, gender, genetics and lifestyle are all factors in your bone density. We offer bone density testing that can diagnose osteoporosis. A dexa scan can diagnose osteoporosis by measuring both the spine and hip—two areas of the body at high-risk for fractures. This bone density test is safe, painless and non-confining, making it easier if you are claustrophobic. The test lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Cardiac Stress Testing

Cardiac Stress Testing is one way your doctor can see if chest pain is a sign of coronary artery disease, determine general fitness, and detect some heart rhythm problems. A cardiac stress test can also predict the chance for future heart attacks in a person who has suffered a first heart attack.

Vascular Imaging

A Vascular Imaging test examines blood flow in the major arteries and veins of the arms and legs. Ultrasound creates a series of images, allowing the size of the blood vessels to be measured. The test also measures your blood flow patterns and speed to determine if there are diseased areas in your vessels.

Echocardiogram (EKG)

An Echocardiogram uses ultrasound to determine function of your heart valves and chambers.

For more information about any medical imaging service, or to make a referral, call (603) 542-1870.