Today’s advanced imaging technology makes it possible to see inside the human body more clearly than ever before. Our sophisticated equipment enables doctors to diagnose and treat disease faster and with even greater accuracy. Along with the confidence that comes from knowing that your medical team is equipped with the diagnostic tools to provide better care for you, our investment in technology means you’ll benefit from quicker, more comfortable procedures.
Patient Centered Care
We designed our Imaging Department to maximize your comfort. Our friendly staff is dedicated to making your experience here as pleasant as possible. For the convenience of our patients and their referring physicians, we provide:
Easy and flexible scheduling, including some walk-in appointments
Convenient nearby parking
Comfortable waiting areas
Prompt delivery of test results
Faster, Better Communication
Because we use a fully digital, electronic imaging system, your doctor has immediate access to the results of your diagnostic procedures – and can view them on a computer screen, using secure Internet access, from home, the office or the hospital.
Our electronic archiving also makes your entire hospital record available to authorized staff at the click of a computer button. If you come back to the hospital with an emergency, your information is instantly available to your doctors and nurses for faster care. To schedule an appointment in our Imaging Department, please call 801-619- 1717.
Preparing for Your Imaging Procedure
If you have a scheduled appointment, please discuss the procedure and any special instructions with your doctor before you arrive. If a test is ordered while you are a patient at the hospital, your physician, nurse or technician can explain the procedure and answer any questions you have.
These general guidelines will help you prepare for and stay comfortable during your procedure:
Wear loose-fitting clothes. Don’t wear items containing metal. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown. In some cases, you may be asked to remove jewelry, watches, hairpins, eyeglasses or dentures.
Some tests require that you go without eating or drinking for a specified time beforehand. Be sure to ask your doctor about this at least 24 hours before your procedure.
Tell your technologist if there is any chance you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
Tell your technologist if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine.
Some procedures require you to remain still for a period of time. Your technologist will explain what you need to do for a successful procedure.
Rad OP Services book
Patient Education Sheets
Barium Enema Examination (PDF)
Contrast Agents (PDF)
Computed Tomography (PDF)
Upper GI Series (PDF)
Intravenous Pyelogram (PDF)
Nuclear Medicine Imaging (PDF)
Sinus Series (PDF)
Tracing the X-ray Trail (PDF)
Advanced Imaging Capabilities
Our Imaging department includes some of the most advanced medical equipment in use today. In addition, all of our systems are digital, enabling us to provide higher quality images and faster retrieval. With our board-certified radiologists and experienced technicians making use of these sophisticated technologies, our capabilities translate into services for you that are second to none.
64-slice CT Scanner
Computer Tomography (CT) scans create images of internal organs, tissues and bones. In just seconds, this advanced technology can make a complete scan of your entire body — or produce detailed views of a targeted area, such as the brain or heart. Physicians can view the individual images (called “slices”) for specific detail. Or they can assemble the images to create a three-dimensional view of an organ. The result often is a faster, more precise diagnosis. The 64-slide CT scanner in our Imaging Department is among the most sophisticated available.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI technology relies on a combination of radio waves, computer technology and a strong magnetic field to produce high-definition, three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures. Our physicians use MRIs as an invaluable tool for diagnosing a wide range of conditions, from cancer, heart and vascular disease and strokes to joint and muscle disorders.
Nuclear medicine uses tiny, safe levels of radioactive liquid to help physicians diagnose disease. The liquid is formulated so that, after you either drink it or receive it through an IV, it goes to the part of the body being studied. Then, special cameras scan the affected area. The cameras can detect disease by registering metabolic changes that the liquid has made visible. Nuclear medicine procedures are painless, and you are exposed to no more radiation than you would receive from a traditional x-ray.
X-rays are the most traditional form of diagnostic imaging. Even with the advent of many newer and highly advanced technologies, x-rays remain one of our most important imaging modalities. We commonly use them to view broken bones and other injuries.
Radiographic/Fluoroscopic (R&F) Unit
Our physicians most commonly use R&F equipment for upper gastrointestinal and barium studies to detect the cause of many digestive problems. We also use this imaging technology to detect spinal cord abnormalities, fractures of vertebrae, and certain internal organ functions.
Ultrasound employs high-frequency sound waves to produce images from inside the body that can be viewed on a screen in real time. It’s a safe and painless way to view the health and development of a baby before birth. We also use ultrasound to view the heart, liver, bladder, kidneys and breasts.