Medical Imaging Services

State-of-the-Art Capabilities

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In order to accurately diagnose and treat patients, medical providers often have to see and know what's happening inside their bodies. Medical imaging technology allows medical professionals to view a patient's internal condition, strategize effective treatments and provide the best possible care.

At Great River Health System Imaging, our physicians, specialists and radiologists use innovative technologies to evaluate our patients' health and devise effective and incisive care to address their medical issue. To learn more about our medical imaging capabilities, departments, or personnel, call us at (319) 768-1000 today.

Our Medical Imaging Services

A provider may recommend medical imaging if they feel it is necessary to better understand a patient's condition. The simplest and most well-known medical images are x-rays, which are especially useful when a patient has sustained a sudden injury.

At Great River Health System Imaging, we also offer:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - MRIs produce a full-body scan of the patient by generating a magnetic field that is sensitive to resonance produced by the human body. The resulting images allow radiologists to see what is happening inside a body in great detail.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Nuclear medicine uses low, safe amounts of radiation to highlight areas of a patient's body where a special dye has been introduced. There are various nuclear medicine procedures and your provider and radiologist can determine which one is needed in your case.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans - PET scans also uses low amounts of radiation to create internal images of a patient. In this case, a tracker (an injection or gas) is introduced into the patient, allowing the PET scanner to great images where the tracker releases gamma rays. PET scans are used to evaluate bodily functions, such as chemical reactions and metabolism.
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) Scans - CT scans use both computers and traditional x-rays to create vivid images of a patient's internal organs. CT scans are widely used to help treat a number of conditions, including cancer, stroke, traumatic injuries and cardiovascular issues.