Medical Services

Radiology

Radiology / Mammography / MRI / CT / Nuclear Medicine / Xray

 

For Scheduling, contact our Radiology Department at (712) 542-8221.

Clarinda Regional Health Center's Radiology Department is committed to quality service and providing our patients with high-tech imaging. CHRC continues to invest in high quality imaging services such as the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS). This system has dramatically decreased reporting times while improving the way your imaging information is stored.

CRHC's Radiology Department is available 24/7 and has a board certified Radiologist on-call 24/7 utilizing the latest technology in image viewing and also has the capability to transfer to an off-site radiologist via the internet. Our technologists are nationally registered in CT, MRI and Digital Mammography. We meet all state and federal standards for licensure and provide the following services for our community:

MRI

The area's only in-house MRI service. CRHC offers a "high-field, open bore" MRI service Monday thru Friday. Our 1.5Tesla MRI offers high quality scans. The high tech design of our open bore MRI allows us to accommodate larger patients and serve patients who typically suffer from claustrophia with other MRI's. 60% of scanning procedures can be accomplished with the head and feet outside of the machine.

Digital Mammography

Early detection saves lives! CRHC offers state-of-the-art digital mammography. Digital mammograms allow for faster image taking which means a quicker appointment. There's also the additional benefit of less radiation exposure with a digital mammogram.

Did you know you can schedule your own mammogram? Insurance and Medicare allow an annual mammogram that can be scheduled by you without a doctor's referral.

Schedule your mammogram at (712) 542-8221.

 

Bone Density Scanning

CRHC's Dexa Bone Density scanner uses low dosage x-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone materials are packed into a segment of bone. If you have some of the following risk factors, we encourage you to discuss the need for a bone density screening with your physician.

Risk Factors Include:

  • Post Menopausal
  • History of fractures
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Smoking
  • Low body weight

 

Basic Diagnostic Radiology (better known as x-ray)

CRHC's commitment to quality healthcare is demonstrated by our state of the art Computed Radiography (CR). All x-rays are digitally captured and viewed through computers.

Digital Fluoroscopy

All special procedures such as upper and lower GI studies are imaged digitally and viewed through computer. Digital Video Swallowing Function studies can be performed in conjunction with our in-house Speech Therapist.

Computed Tomography (better known as CT)

We currently provide service with a Siemens 40-slice scanner. The same quality equipment you would find in the city, only we take the time to make sure you're comfortable.

Ultrasound

We can take care of all your ultrasound imaging needs with the latest technology right here in Clarinda! Our sonographers are nationally registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Sonics of Iowa provides all types of nuclear scanning with state of the art Siemens equipment. Currently Nuclear Medicine is available weekly on Tuesdays.

Mobile PET/CT

This relatively new modality that fuses Nuclear Medicine images with CT images has become an important tool in the staging and diagnosis for some cancers. Currently this service is provided by Shared Medical Services and available on an as needed basis.

Mobile Breast Biopsy Service

Health Enterprises of Iowa covers all your stereotatic breast biopsy needs with their Fischer Athena unit. They also must follow strict state of Iowa and FDA guidelines as part of maintaining their permit to practice in Iowa. This service is currently available twice per month on an as needed basis.

For questions about any of our radiology services or to schedule your mammogram, please call (712) 542-8221.