Today’s imaging technology offers new and better ways to see inside the human body. At Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics, patients have access to high-quality imaging services essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Most imaging services are available 24 hours a day for inpatients as well as outpatients.
Our comfortable imaging suite features state-of-the-art equipment for pleasant, private and efficient service. The GMHC Imaging Department is staffed by registered technologists with advanced certification who are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and confident about your picture of health. Digital x-ray images are sent electronically to board-certified radiologists in Cedar Rapids, with final reports available within minutes.
3D Mammography technology combines conventional 2-dimensional mammogram images with additional 3-dimensional views, enhancing the views of breast tissue resulting in several benefits. Patients may self-refer without a physician order if over age 40.
Benefits of 3D Mammography include:
- More accurate detection
- Earlier diagnosis
- Better detection in dense breast tissue
- Less anxiety due to fewer callbacks
Bone Density Scanning
Take the first step towards healthier bones! DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absortiometry) is a quick and painless way to measure bone mineral density. More sensitive than a standard x-ray, DEXA offers precision accuracy to help doctors diagnose osteoporosis. A physician’s order is required for this test.
Computed Tomography (CT)
CT—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive test that helps physicians diagnose illnesses and injuries. CT combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. GMH CT scans provide the lowest radiation dose available, in a relaxing atmosphere that provides comfort throughout your exam.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI uses magnetic fields, radio frequency pulses and computer technology to create detailed images of the inside of your body. The test is safe and painless with no x-ray radiation involved. Our new Altea MRI has a wider bore opening and is equipped with Quiet Suite and Turbo Suite to reduce the noise during the scan and enables a reduction in exam times by using advanced accelerated imaging techniques. These new features help reduce patient stress, making the exam more comfortable.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It’s a painless, noninvasive test with no x-ray radiation involved. GMH offers a variety of ultrasound procedures including vascular exams, abdominal, diagnostic breast, and more.
Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, from cancer to heart disease. It is safe, noninvasive and usually painless. The amount of radiation in most nuclear medicine procedures is no more than what you would typically receive during a standard x-ray.