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Imaging Procedures

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With your comfort and safety in mind, our specialists use sophisticated technology to provide diagnostic and treatment-related imaging in a warm and friendly environment. Our commitment to accuracy, efficiency and safety has made us one of New England’s premier imaging centers.

Imaging Services

Our skilled staff uses state-of-the-art equipment to accurately and efficiently diagnose, monitor and treat a range of illnesses and injuries. We offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient imaging services, including:

Angiography and Cardiac Catheterization

Angiography and cardiac catheterization are minimally invasive procedures that use a thin, flexible tube called a catheter along with special dye and X-rays to see how blood flows through your heart and to examine whether your arteries are open or blocked.

Bone Density Testing (DXA)

Bone density testing, sometimes called a DXA (“dexa”) scan, is a painless exam that uses highly sensitive X-rays to measure the grams of calcium and other minerals in your bones to determine how strong they are. For your convenience, this test can be scheduled at the same time as your mammogram.

CT Scan

A computed tomography (CT) scan is a painless, sophisticated, noninvasive procedure that uses radiation and computer technology to create detailed, cross-sectional pictures of your internal organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. A CT scan can identify trauma and abnormalities, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and musculoskeletal disorders.

Digital Fluoroscopy

Digital fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray used to examine tissues and deep body structures. During the procedure, you will be asked to drink a safe liquid called barium to help your radiologist see the internal organs that play a part in swallowing and digestion, including your esophagus, stomach and intestines.

Mammography

A mammogram uses specialized, low-energy X-ray beams to produce clear, detailed digital breast images. With your comfort in mind, we use a specially made MammoPad® to provide a soft, warm cushion between your breast and the mammography machine. Your mammogram can be scheduled at the same time as your bone density test.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a painless procedure that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed images of your internal organs, ligaments, cartilage, soft tissues and other body structures.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses a small, safe amount of liquid radiation to show what your organs look like and how they are functioning. It can be used to examine your thyroid, brain, bones, lungs, heart, liver and gallbladder as well as to treat hyperthyroidism and pain caused by bone cancer.

PET Scan

Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are used to pinpoint abnormal cell growth and activity and can diagnose disease in its earliest stages. When combined with a CT scan, PET scans can be used to detect heart and brain abnormalities as well as diagnose and stage various forms of cancer by showing the exact location of tumors.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create detailed images of soft tissue and other body parts. Ultrasound is typically used to examine the kidneys, liver and uterus.

X-ray

X-ray is a quick, painless imaging procedure that creates digital pictures of your bones, soft tissue and other body structures. It is typically used to diagnose broken bones and other causes of pain.

A doctor’s order is required for all imaging procedures. Outpatient lab orders can be faxed to 802.747.6200.

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PET Scan

RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701802.775.7111

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