Radiology Services

 

"We have the technology. We have the team." We have a medical imaging team with years of experience assembled to serve your healthcare needs, from our in-house radiologist to our highly trained registered imaging technologists.

Radiology Services:

  • 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Services (MRI)                                    VIDEO  We have the latest technology. We have the hometown team."                                  
  • 64-Slice CT Scanner
  • Full Field Digital Mammography Services
  • 3D Ultrasound Imaging (Including Cardiac & OB)
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Digital X-ray Imaging
  • Fluoroscopy Procedures
  • Dexa/Bone Density Scans
  • Body Composition Exams
  • Injection Therapy Services

 

All diagnostic images are evaluated in a timely manner by Dr. Mark Kristy, board-certified radiologist at West River. Call 701-567-6060 for more information.

MRI web1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Services (MRI) utilizes magnetic fields to diagnose common illnesses and injuries such as soft tissue abnormalities, tumors, strokes, torn ligaments, and bulging disks.

         The New GEM 450w MRI Scanner Features Include:
         •  Wider bore to add space for patient comfort
         •  Sound dampening for less patient ear pounding
         •  Coil array for feet-first imaging for all exam types
         •  Table surface alleviates pressure points
         •  High-tech sound system with comfy earphones
         •  Five-day a week scheduled MRI services
 

64-Slice CT Scanner (Computerized Tomography) features advanced technology that produces split-second high-quality images, permitting doctors to see more anatomical detail in a fraction of the time. A CT scan is an x-ray procedure that also uses a computer to generate a picture of your body. This gives a 3-dimensional view or slice of a particular part of your body. With this CT scanner, West River physicians will be able to more effectively detect a range of illnesses, including cancer, stroke, and lung disease. Contrast media may be injected to help the radiologist more accurately evaluate an area.   

Full Field Digital Mammography Services include a Selenia Dimensions full-field digital system that will provide higher resolution and detail for our mammography studies. Mammography Services include mammogram, breast ultrasound, and breast biopsies using wire localization. 

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Our service is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and our mammography technologists are registered.

As a Pink Ribbon Facility we take pride in providing every woman that comes to us for a mammogram with a Full Field Digital mammography exam.

3D Ultrasound Imaging (Including Cardiac & OB) uses high frequency sound waves to image various areas of the body without radiation. Like fluoroscopy, ultrasound is able to capture structural movement in real time. With 3D capabilities, technologists and doctors are able to note structural differences more readily. Ultrasound is commonly used to view the body in order to evaluate symptoms such as pain, swelling, or infection.

Nuclear Imaging uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Nuclear medicine procedures can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. Radiopharmaceuticals are mixed with kits that specifically allow us to image a particular organ or system in the body. The radiopharmaceuticals are administered typically through a vein in the arm. The energy from the radiopharmaceutical in the form of gamma rays are detected by the nuclear medicine scanner producing images of the body. Nuclear medicine involves procedures such as cardiac stress tests, thyroid scans, kidney scans, total body bone scans, lung scans, and more.

Digital X-ray Imaging provides two-dimensional images of the body to diagnose fractures, bone abnormalities, lung diseases, and some soft tissue abnormalities. WRHS not only offers a wide range of general x-ray images for adults, we can also safely and effectively provide x-rays for the pediatric patient.

Flouroscopy Procedures incorporate the use of both general radiology and a fluoroscope. Fluoroscopy exams are performed by the radiologist. It uses real time imaging and contrast to help the radiologist more accurately evaluate an area. Shoulder arthrograms, upper GI studies, lower GI studies, voiding cystourethrograms, and hysterosalpingograms are some of the fluoroscopy procedures done at WRHS.

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Dexa Bone Density Scan is performed with our state-of-the-art Hologic Dexa scanner. It uses a low dose of radiation to measure the amount of calcium stored in your bones. This information is used to determine your risk of bone fracture.

Body Composition Exam can also be performed on our Hologic Dexa scanner. This exam gives you information on your lean muscle and fat tissue distribution. All diagnostic images are evaluated in a timely manner by Dr. Mark Kristy, board-certified radiologist at West River. Call 701-567-6060 for more information. Current and accurate patient information about diagnostic radiology procedures, interventional radiology and radiation therapy.

Financial Awareness (the cost of diagnostic services) If you need an estimate of charges for services you will be receiving please contact (701) 567-6156 or 6166.

 

West River Injection Therapy Services

Mark Kristy, MD and Randy Christensen, PA-C, CRNA offer Injection Therapy of the Low Back, SI Joints, Hip Joints, and Shoulder Joints at West River Health Services. Injection Therapy is a nonsurgical, outpatient treatment option for pain which is caused by arthritis, fractures, or injury.

•  Hip & Shoulder Injections
•  SI Joint Injections
•  Intercostal Nerve Blocks
•  Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks
•  Lumbar Transforaminal Nerve Root Blocks
•  Trigger Point Injections

If you feel you may benefit from our Injection Therapy Services, talk to your medical provider about an order.

 

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