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Imaging & Radiology at Moab Regional Hospital

At Moab Regional Hospital, our Imaging and Radiology Department provides you with a complete range of diagnostic and treatment services. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our skilled team provides you with caring, safe, and accurate imaging services that are fully coordinated with your medical care.

These services can help your medical team to:

  • Diagnose the cause of your symptoms
  • Diagnose a broken bone
  • Monitor the health of a baby before birth
  • Observe a treatment you are receiving for a disease or condition and monitor the progress your body is making to this treatment
  • Screen for illnesses like breast cancer, colon cancer, or heart disease

Each of the imaging technologies we work with has a team of trained professionals running your diagnostic tests and screenings. We take pride in the skills of our team members and their ability to use this advanced equipment to offer our patients the highest level of care in an efficient matter of time. All of our imaging is read by a Board Certified Radiologist via teleradiology services provide through Utah Imaging Associates to ensure the highest level of accuracy.

Here is an overview of the imaging technologies available at MRH:

X-Rays and Fluoroscopy

X-Rays are an important part of our imaging department and are commonly used to non-invasively view broken bones and other medical conditions. Fluoroscopy is used to take streaming real-time images by x-ray and combines those images to create a kind of “x-ray movie”.

CT or CAT

Computed Tomography or Computed Axial Tomography is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. In just seconds, this advanced technology can make a complete scan of your entire body – or produce detailed views of a targeted area.

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a painless and safe diagnostic procedure that uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body’s organs and structures, without the use of x-rays or other radiation.

3D Digital Mammography

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts and is the primary means of the early detection of breast cancer. Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems use an image obtained from a digitally acquired mammogram. We also offer 3D digital mammography, which improves the quality of the images, improves breast cancer detection, and reduces the need for follow-up imaging. 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images inside of the body that can be viewed on a monitor. It is a safe and painless way to view internal organs without radiation and is often used to monitor the health and development of a baby before birth.

Bone Densitometry

Bone Density testing is a tool for classifying bone mass as normal, osteopenia or osteoporosis. This procedure is non-invasive and may be ordered by your doctor to determine if you have osteoporosis or low bone mass.