What is Women's Imaging?
Imaging at Valley View in Glenwood Springs, Colorado offers a select list of imaging tests that are specific to the needs and health concerns of women. Our fellowship-trained radiologists are well-versed in performing technologically advanced scans that produce clear images of the internal structures of a woman's body. We also take extra care and precautions with women who are in need of imaging care during pregnancy. If your healthcare professional referred you to our office, please do not hesitate to call Imaging at Valley View to schedule your imaging exam as soon as possible. We are here to serve you.
Types of Women's Imaging
Our registered technologists perform a wide variety of imaging tests at Valley View, including
- DEXA (Dual energy X-ray absorption helps to identify osteoporosis and osteopenia)
- Obstetric ultrasound (imaging test of an embryo or fetus)
- Pelvic ultrasound
Why is it used?
Women's imaging tests are used to examine anatomical structures, like the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix, or to monitor the growth of an unborn baby. An imaging assessment can analyze malignant masses or lesions, uterine fibroids, endometrial adhesions, infections, blockage of the fallopian tubes, polyps, congenital defects, unexplained vaginal bleeding, the position of a fetus, and much more.
Since each imaging test is different, there will be varying instructions and requirements for every exam. In many cases, a patient will need to wear a hospital gown and remove all jewelry for their assessment. You may also be required to drink a contrast or take a laxative or enema to gain a better picture of your internal structures. Our technologists will provide detailed instructions and guide you through the entire exam process.
Risks and benefits?
All of these exams present their own risks and benefits, but if an imaging test is ordered by your doctor, then it's because they believe the gain of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the concerns associated with the exam. Some women may face the unique circumstance of having to undergo a CT scan while they are pregnant because their illness or condition may be harmful to not only themselves but their unborn child. Imaging at Valley View utilizes strict protocols and safety measures to optimize your health and comfort.
Get the care you deserve
Imaging at Valley View takes great pride in offering modern care to our local community, and our certified team of radiologists works tirelessly to provide the best patient experience possible. If you need to schedule an imaging exam, call Imaging at Valley View in Glenwood Springs, Colorado today. We offer flexible scheduling hours and will do our best to get you in as soon as possible. Our highly trained team looks forward to helping you.