Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging

Mammography

Mammography is considered a valuable tool in the fight against breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital offers digital mammography, a safe, low-dose x-ray picture of your breasts that aids in early detection of breast cancer. Mammography can detect tumors in the breast long before they can be felt. We follow the recommended guidelines of the American Caner Society in recommending yearly mammograms for women 40 years and older.

Breast Imaging

Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital offers a comprehensive breast health program with screening and diagnostic digital mammography as our foundation. Specialty views and breast ultrasound are often used to study abnormal areas of your breast. If a biopsy is recommended, we have the tools available to best suit your needs such as ultrasound guided breast biopsy or stereotactic biopsy.

Bone density

A bone density or DEXA scan is a means of measuring bone mineral density. A DEXA scan is typically used to diagnose and follow osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become brittle and prone to fracture.

CT scan

Computerized tomography or CT scan uses X-rays to study the internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels of the body. This type of scanning combines specialized X-ray equipment with a computer to produce multiple images in different planes of the inside of your body. CT scanning is rapid and painless and allows the Radiologist to see the location, nature, and extent of many different abnormalities and diseases.

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is a test that uses a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of organs and tissues inside your body. MRI is used to diagnose a variety of medical conditions, such as tumors, bleeding, injury, or infection.

DTI

Diagnostic Therapeutic Injections and pain management procedures are performed at Grand Itasca for the diagnosis and treatment of pain in all areas of your spine as well as joints, such as hip or shoulder. These procedures use an image guided approach to ensure your injection is accurate and safe.

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac imaging is a form of medical imaging used to get a more detailed look at the heart and circulatory system. The types of cardiac imaging we provide at Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital include:

  • Coronary Calcium Scoring (CT)
  • Cardiac CTA
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is an imaging system that takes real time moving pictures of the inside of the body that Physicians can use to look for signs and symptoms of a disease or condition. Fluoroscopy is especially helpful for examining the digestive tract. A contrast media is sometimes used to better visualize the area if interest.

Ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe, simple, and painless imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body.

Nuclear Medicine

A nuclear medicine exam uses a small amount of radioactive material to detect and diagnose disease. Nuclear medicine is often used to image bones and joints, but can also be very helpful to study how an organ is working, such as thyroid, heart, and gall bladder.

General X-ray

A general X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of a part of your body, such as an X-ray of your chest, hand, or foot.