Diagnostic ImagingWheatland Memorial Healthcare

Responsive to the healthcare needs of the communities we serve, Wheatland Memorial Healthcare is dedicated to providing sustainable quality care with respect, compassion & teamwork.


Imaging Services (X-Ray)

Wheatland Memorial Healthcare works with Capital Radiology for all interpretations. The Radiologist is American Board Certified. Call reports are available 24/7.


Computerized Tomography (CT)

Wheatland Memorial offers helical CT scans for most diagnostic needs. CT is used to image bone, soft tissue and organs of the body. Depending on the exam ordered you may or may not be given contrast material. Scans usually do not take more than 15 to 20 minutes and timely verbal reporting by a Radiologist is available. Written reports are normally reported daily. CT requires a medical provider request.


Computerized Tomography Angiography (CTA)

CT angiography is a type of medical exam that combines a CT scan with an injection of a special dye called contrast material to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues in a part of your body. The contrast is injected through an intravenous (IV) line started in your arm or hand. A computerized tomography scan, or CT scan, is a type of X-ray that uses a computer to make cross-sectional images of your body. The dye injected to perform CT angiography is called a contrast material because it “lights up” blood vessels and tissues that are being studied. Many CTA exams would be referred to a larger tertiary facility.


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI is a diagnostic exam that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. MRI does not use ionizing radiation; unlike X-rays or computed tomography (CT scans). MRI studies are referred to a larger facility.


Ultrasound Sonography

Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that does not use radiation. Ultrasound is particularly useful in soft tissue and organ studies. Some examinations are preferred to have the patient fasting so that air in the stomach and intestines does not interfere with the study. Depending on the exam requested by the medical provider you will be instructed as to fasting, full bladder, etc. Most exams take approximately 30 minutes.

Carotid ultrasound is performed to check for plaque formation and other abnormalities in the carotid arteries. These exams take approximately 1 hour.

Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) takes approximately 1-2 hours.

All non-emergent ultrasound procedures are scheduled Monday through Friday.


Digital Mammography

Digital Mammography is a mammography system in which the x-ray film is replaced by solid-state detectors that convert x-rays into electrical signals. These detectors are similar to those found in digital cameras. The electrical signals are used to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special film similar to conventional mammograms. From the patient’s point of view, having a digital mammogram is essentially the same as having a conventional film mammogram.

Scheduling a Mammogram please call 406-632-3121.

To ensure complete and thorough care, Wheatland Memorial Healthcare recommends seeing a primary care provider prior to getting your annual mammogram screening so that a complete breast exam can be completed in addition to your mammogram.

 

Contact Us

If you have further questions, you can contact the Imaging Department by calling (406) 632-3119 or (406) 632-3121.

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