Advanced Imaging Technology at Mountain Vista Medical Center
For the convenience of our patients and their referring physicians, we provide:
- Easy and flexible scheduling, including some walk-in appointments
- Convenient nearby parking
- Comfortable waiting areas
- Prompt delivery of test results
Types of Diagnostic Imaging
Today’s advanced imaging technology makes it possible to see inside the human body more clearly than ever before. Our sophisticated equipment enables doctors to diagnose and treat disease faster and with even greater accuracy. Along with the confidence that comes from knowing that your medical team is equipped with the diagnostic tools to provide better care for you, our investment in technology means you’ll benefit from quicker, more comfortable procedures.
We use sophisticated imaging technology to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions.
- 64-Slice CT Scanner
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Interventional Radiology
- Nuclear Medicine
- General X-ray
- Radiographic/Fluoroscopic (R&F) Unit
- Digital Mammography
- Bone Density
Interventional Radiology Treatments
The interventional radiology team uses minimally invasive medical procedures to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions and diseases —without the need for conventional, open-incision surgery. Using advanced imaging and diagnostic solutions, such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds, combined with various small instruments or tools, interventional radiologists can target the source of a condition or disease and provide diagnoses and treatment for a variety of conditions.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Cancer Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Kidney disease/failure (dialysis management)
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)/peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
- Spinal compression fractures
- Uterine fibroids
- Venous insufficiency
When compared to open surgery, interventional radiology may provide patients with numerous benefits, including:
- Shorter hospital stays, and in some cases, none required
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Less risk for infection
- No general anesthesia
- More cost effective
Preparing for Your Imaging Procedure
If you have a scheduled appointment, please discuss the procedure and any special instructions with your doctor before you arrive. If a test is ordered while you are a patient at the hospital, your physician, nurse, or technician can explain the procedure and answer any questions you have.
These general guidelines will help you prepare for and stay comfortable during your procedure:
- Wear loose-fitting clothes. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown.
- Don’t wear items containing metal. In some cases, you will be asked to remove jewelry, watches, hairpins, eyeglasses, or dentures.
- Some tests require you to go without eating or drinking for a specified period before your procedure. Be sure to ask your doctor about this at least 24 hours before your appointment.
- Tell your technologist if there is a chance you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
- Tell your technologist if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine.
- Some procedures require you to remain still for a period of time. Your technologist will explain what you need to do for a successful procedure.