PROCEDURES

Information About Radiology and Imaging Procedures

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A CT or CAT scan uses computerized technology to capture internal images of areas, such as the head, neck, abdomen, or spine on adults and children.

An MRI or MR uses a strong magnetic field, pulses of radiofrequency energy, and a computerized system to take pictures of organs and soft tissues.

A positron emission tomography test is unique as it measures specific body functions to reveal how well a patient's organs and tissues are working.

X-rays are the most popular form of digital imaging that is used to assess a wide variety of injuries and health concerns for adults and children.

An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of different structures of the body for medical observation and diagnostics.

Breast imaging at Valley View may include a mammogram, ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy, or MRI to detect any type of abnormal changes in the breasts.

Women's imaging is a collection of exams that are performed to evaluate abnormalities in the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, or an unborn baby.

Men's imaging at Valley View in Colorado involves the use of an MRI or embolization to examine the health of the scrotum and/or prostate gland.

Nuclear medicine utilizes extremely small amounts of radioactive materials or radiopharmaceuticals to help identify and diagnose various diseases.

Our Glenwood Springs facility offers several different health screenings to help diagnose various cancers and medical conditions, such as bone loss.

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