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Diagnostic Imaging
GVH Diagnostic Imaging

Our Diagnostic Imaging staff is professional, educated, licensed, and competent in the services offered.

We provide state-of-the-art imaging services in diagnostic radiography, computed tomography, ultrasonography, mammography, and MRI; all connected by a picture archival computer system (PACS). All diagnostic exams require an order from your doctor. Following each exam, a report is sent to the ordering physician, and it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain the results.

For questions or examination scheduling call 435-528-2125.

Types of imaging that we provide:
CT Scan

The hospital’s Quad CT scanner was installed in June 2003. This scanner provides a faster, more informative study for patients and doctors. The CT scanner has the capability to reconstruct images following a study into coronal, sagittal, axial, and 3-Dimensional images, without further radiation to the patient. With this scanner, we have the capability to locate kidney stones and scan the abdomen and pelvis to diagnose appendicitis and other abdominal ailments. We also perform brain, sinus, and facial bone scans. The CT scanner has the capability to scan extremities for verification of fractures and other anomalies, and chests can be scanned for diagnostic reasons, including PE studies and PE/DVT to detect clots of the vascular system.

The CT scanner is a proven asset in trauma work. Scans can be performed quickly with minimal patient movement and results are sent to the radiologist within a short period of time. These scans are faster, more convenient, easier on the patient, and extremely accurate.

Exams for CT are performed on a scheduled basis. They are also covered on an on-call basis for emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Diagnostic Radiography

Our radiographic and flouroscopy machine allows for imaging examinations of bones, abdomens, and chests, as well as barium studies of the stomach and bowels, kidneys, renal systems and joints. Flouroscopy services are available at the hospital on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and X- ray services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The evenings and weekends are covered on an on-call emergency basis.

Mammography

Our advanced mammography machine was added to the hospital in 2010. The contoured plates help to make the mammogram more comfortable for patients, and the machine is equipped with Optimal Compression, a feature designed to determine proper compression levels on an individual basis.

Mammograms are provided on a scheduled basis, with diagnostic exams performed Tuesdays and Thursdays, and screening exams performed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All exams are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Patients can order a screening exam on their own behalf, but diagnostic exams must be ordered by a physician. For additional questions related to mammography or to schedule a screening, please call 435-528-2125.

MRI

Our licensed and registered ultrasound technologists provide OB-GYN, abdomen, superficial structures, breast, and vascular ultrasound services. A new GE Logic 9 ultrasound machine was installed in 2003 and produces accurate color flow and 3-D images.

Exams must be ordered by a physician and are done on a scheduled basis on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. For additional questions or to schedule an exam, please call 435-528-2125.

Ultrasound

Our licensed and registered ultrasound technologists provide OB-GYN, abdomen, superficial structures, breast, and vascular ultrasound services. A new GE Logic 9 ultrasound machine was installed in 2003 and produces accurate color flow and 3-D images.

Ultrasounds are performed on a scheduled basis, with on-call availability during evenings, weekends, and holidays. For additional questions or to schedule an exam, please call 435-528-2125.

Bone Density and Body Composition

Gunnison Valley Hospital now offers bone density and body composition scans to provide patients with more accurate osteoporosis detection and information about their body fat composition.

The DEXA scanner, or Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry scanner, is commonly used to measure bone mineral density because it is the most accurate scanner of its kind and exposes a patient to a minimal dose of radiation — even less radiation than a traditional X-ray. The scanner can also be used to measure total body composition for patients who have a specific weight loss or fitness goal.

For more information about using the new DEXA scanner at Gunnison Valley Hospital to measure body composition or detect osteoporosis, call 435-528-2125.