MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a noninvasive and painless technique using radio waves and a powerful magnet to create images of internal organs and tissue. It provides valuable information about the brain, spinal cord, joints, soft tissue and bones. Our MRI services are offered on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves which penetrate the body and bounce off internal structures. It uses no radiation. Ultrasound is a safe, useful imaging tool to monitor pregnancies and study organs in the pelvis and abdomen such as the gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, liver, pancreas, ovaries and uterus. Ultrasound may also be used to detect blood clots in other parts of the body. Our ultrasound services are offered twice per month.
CT Scans (Computed Tomography)
CT scans (Computed Tomography) are similar to conventional x-rays, but provide better clarity of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. Numerous x-ray beams and a set of electronic x-ray detectors rotate around the patient, measuring the amount of radiation being absorbed throughout the body. Multi-slice CT scanners obtain multiple slices in a single rotation thus acquiring thinner slices in a shorter period of time, resulting in more detail and additional view capability. CT is excellent for trauma as it gives quick results for emergency medical situations. Our CT services are available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
In April of 2017, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program awarded Mineral Community Hospital $400,000 for a new 32-slice CT scanner. The new scanner will have the ability to do faster scans, and create better images. It also provides up to 75 percent less radiation than the older model. We have the latest in dose reduction technology with the best in image quality.
PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System)
Picture archive and communications system (PACS). This gives referring physicians the ability to access their patients images and reports from their office. When every second counts, referring providers are just a click of a mouse button away from high resolution images.
A digital mammogram uses low-dose x-ray to examine breasts and is commonly used to aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer in men and women. Mineral Community Hospital offers patients state-of-the-art screening mammograms that are faster and easier than ever before. Mammography services are offered Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm.
Physician radiology services are provided externally by Medical Imaging Associates of Idaho Falls and after-hour trauma reads are provided by vRad Services.