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Imaging Services

 

Part of our ongoing efforts to deliver excellent patient care is offering comprehensive imaging services for patients.


Personalized Care Providing

  • High quality, comfortable and personalized services
  • Prompt scheduling of appointments
  • Collaboration with your physician
  • Rapid results and communication with your physician

 

Services Available Include

  • Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • X-Ray

 

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure using magnetic energy to provide your physician with detailed images without the use of x-rays.

An MRI is a painless, safe procedure. Because of the use of magnetic energy you will need to inform the MRI technologist of any metallic devices that may be present inside your body, such as pacemakers, metal clips, shrapnel, stimulating devices or surgical implants. You will be asked to remove any loose or foreign metal objects such as jewelry, watches, dentures or glasses prior to your examination.


Preparing for your MRI

You should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Minimal preparation is required. Some individuals may have a sense of uneasiness about the test or an inability to remain still during the entire examination.

 

During the exam

After changing into a gown you will be asked to lie on an examination table that moves inside of a large circular housing. The MRI Technologist will position you according to the area being scanned. During the examination you will be able to communicate with the technologist through an intercom. You will be asked to remain completely still during your examination. You won’t feel anything during the examination. You will hear a range of sounds that at times can be loud. The technologist will provide you with specialized headphones that quiet the noise and provide you with light music.

 

How long does the exam take?

In general most examinations take between 20 and 45 minutes.


CT

Computed tomography (CT) of the body uses special x-ray equipment to help detect a variety of diseases and conditions. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate.

 

Preparing for your CT scan

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
  • Metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam.
  • You may also be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work. Women will be asked to remove bras containing metal underwire.
  • You may be asked to remove any piercings, if possible.

 

During the exam

After changing into a gown you will be asked to lie on an examination table that moves inside of a large circular housing. The CT Technologist will position you according to the area being scanned. During the examination you will be able to communicate with the technologist through an intercom. You will be asked to remain completely still during your examination.

You won’t feel anything during the examination.

 

Who interprets the results and how do I get them?

A radiologist with expertise in supervising and interpreting radiology examinations will analyze the images and send an official report to your primary care physician or physician who referred you for the exam, who will discuss the results with you.

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 715.839.1725 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.

 

 

Imaging Services

Two Convenient Locations

Located within OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and next door.

1000 OakLeaf Way
Altoona WI 54720
715.839.1725

1200 OakLeaf Way, Suite C
Altoona WI 54720
715.839.1725

 

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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