Radiology Services in Dubuque, Iowa
Our radiology department is well equipped to provide quality care. Diagnostic Imaging services at Grand River Medical Group include:
All our x-rays are created and stored in a digital format. Digital format has several advantages over traditional x-ray images including:
- immediate availability of the image to preview, saving you time.
- elimination of costly chemical film processing steps, which is more environmentally sound.
- the ability to enhance the image decreases the likelihood that x-rays need to be repeated and hence, less radiation exposure. Besides, digital x-ray uses less radiation anyway.
- the ability to digitally transfer images so another provider or radiologist can view the images.
Types of X-Rays
Our mammography suite is certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). All of our radiologic technologists performing mammograms are American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certified in mammography or in training towards certification.
Mammography is done by appointment only. Physicians that have received Board Certification in Radiology provide the interpretation of our x-rays. All our radiologists meet the requirements of certifying bodies to interpret mammography.
DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. It is the preferred method for determining your bone density. Determining your bone density is necessary for diagnosing osteoporosis. All of our radiology technologists that perform bone density testing are certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
An ultrasound is a safe, radiation free way to "look" at your body's internal structures. Traditional x-ray and ultrasound complement each other and each has their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Ultrasound is used to look for blockages of your carotid arteries. An ultrasound of your liver, gall bladder and pancreas are frequently performed for those who experience abdominal pain. Ultrasound can also be used to detect blood clots in your legs. Ultrasound has other uses as well. Our ultrasound technicians have many years of experience in performing this testing.
Types of Ultrasounds
CT became available in our office in March 2010 with the installation of a state of the art scanner. We are the first facility in town to offer a 32 slice CT scanner which offers faster and less radiation than previous models. Our CT scanner was the first in the community to achieve certification from the American College of Radiology.
If you have any questions or comments about any of our services, please let us know by calling 563-557-9111.