Radiology & Imaging Services
Radiology and Imaging in Guttenburg
Our patients have access to high-quality imaging services essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Imaging services are available during routine business hours for outpatients and 24 hours a day for emergency room patients.
Our comfortable imaging suite features state-of-the-art equipment for pleasant, private and efficient service. The GMHC Imaging Department is staffed by registered technologists with advanced certification who are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and confident about your picture of health. Digital x-ray images are sent electronically to board-certified radiologists in Cedar Rapids.
3D Mammography technology combines conventional 2-dimensional mammogram images with additional 3-dimensional views, enhancing the views of breast tissue resulting in several benefits. Patients may self-refer without a physician order if over age 40, no breast symptoms and are established with a GMHC primary care provider. The GMHC Mammography Department is ACR certified.
Benefits of 3D Mammography include:
- More accurate detection
- Earlier diagnosis
- Better detection in dense breast tissue
- Less anxiety due to fewer callbacks
Bone Density Scanning
Take the first step towards healthier bones! DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) is a quick and painless way to measure bone mineral density. More sensitive than a standard x-ray, DEXA offers precision accuracy to help providers diagnose osteoporosis. An order is required for this test.
Computed Tomography (CT)
CT—sometimes called a CAT scan—uses computers and a rotating X-ray machine to create cross-sectional images of the body. These images provide more detailed information than normal X-ray images. They can show the soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones in various parts of the body. At GMHC we use a special software to reduce the radiation dose to the patient while acquiring images in a relaxing atmosphere to help providers diagnose illnesses and injuries.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI uses magnetic fields, radio frequency pulses and computer technology to create detailed images of the inside of your body. The test is safe and painless with no x-ray radiation involved. Our Altea MRI has a wider bore opening and is equipped with Quiet Suite and Turbo Suite to reduce the noise during the scan and enables a reduction in exam times by using advanced accelerated imaging techniques. These features help reduce patient stress, making the exam more comfortable.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It’s a painless, noninvasive test with no x-ray radiation involved. GMHC offers a variety of ultrasound procedures including vascular exams, abdominal, diagnostic breast, and more.
Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, from cancer to heart disease. This specialized area of Radiology is often used to examine organ function and structure. The amount of radiation in most nuclear medicine procedures is no more than what you would typically receive during a standard x-ray. At GMHC, our Nuclear Medicine service is provided by a mobile service twice a month.