Medical Imaging Services
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
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