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Radiology/Imaging

The Radiology Center at Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive multi-modality imaging center offering advanced technology and skilled staff.

You do have a choice regarding where you receive your imaging studies. We want to make it easy to make that choice for you or a family member – with state-of-the-art, quality medical imaging services provided in an efficient and caring manner. Our imaging services include:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Using magnetic fields and radio waves, an MRI system produces high-resolution, high-quality, detailed images of the human body, aiding in the visualization and detection of pathological changes within organs, blood vessels, bones and various other types of soft-tissue structures.

Computed Tomography (CT)
Sometimes called CAT scan, CT uses special x-ray equipment to obtain images from different angles around the body, and then uses computer processing to demonstrate a cross-section of body tissues and organs. CT imaging is particularly useful for visualizing several types of tissue — bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels — with great clarity.

Mammography
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray. It allows specialists to look for breast changes that can be too small or too deep to feel. Orange City Area Health System offers 3D mammography – also known as Tomosynthesis – an advanced, state-of-art screening technology for early detection of breast cancer. The Genius 3D exam provides better, earlier breast cancer detection compared to the previous 2D alone. Talk to your healthcare provider about what’s right for you and the women in your life regarding breast cancer screening and mammography. Or call us today at 712-737-5380 to schedule an appointment.

Ultrasound
Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography – ultrasound obtains images of internal organs by sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. These images often provide information that’s valuable in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Bone Densitometry
Also called Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry (DEXA), this is an advanced form of x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. It is the standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).

PET/CT
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerized Tomography (CT) are both standard imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of disease within the body before making treatment recommendations. The highly sensitive PET scan detects the metabolic signal of actively growing cancer cells in the body and the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the location, size and shape of abnormal cancerous growths. Alone, each imaging test has particular benefits and limitations but when the results of PET and CT scans are “fused” together, the combined image provides complete information on cancer location and metabolism.

Our Women’s Imaging Center offers a private, quiet place to wait for your mammogram, ultrasound, or bone density studies.
Dr. Jameson Guthmiller, Radiologist, talks about our Diagnostic Imaging services.

Orange City Area Health System offers 3D Mammography, an advanced screening technology for early detection of breast cancer.