Radiology

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X-Ray:  The Radiology Department just installed 2 new state of the art Digital Shimadzu Radiology Rooms and acquired a new Digital Shimadzu Portable X-ray machine.  These were purchased with a grant from the Helmsley Foundation.  This new equipment provides faster service and allows the physician to see images immediately on the portable without having to leave the patient to look at the image in the department.  All Radiology exams (with the exception of screening mammograms) must have an order from a Physician, PA or NP in order to be performed. 

Ultrasound:  is a service provided her at Chadron Community Hospital by technologist Kresi Long, RT (CT) (MR) who is able to perform abdominal, vascular, and other types of ultrasounds as ordered by a physician or PA.  We are also proud to be able to provide all types of OB/GYN procedures with our state of the art 3D ultrasound machine. 

*All Ultrasound exams must be ordered through your physician and need to be prior authorized by insurance before we are able to schedule the procedure.

MRI:  The Radiology Department is our in house GE 1.5 Telsla MRI magnet, available Monday through Friday by appointment.  Patients benefit from this service because we are able to do most all MRI exams.  This allows patients to receive their care locally, cutting back on patient travel time and expense.

*All MRI exams must be ordered through your physician and need to be prior authorized by insurance before we are able to schedule the procedure.

CT or CAT Scans can be performed as ordered by your provider on our new 16 Slice Phillips CT scanner.  CT is used for many things including traumas, abdominal, spinal, head and extremity CTs.  We also perform specialized CT scans for Dr. Wasser's patients who will be having a Prophecy knee replacement done.  This CT is done prior to surgery and sent to the company so that their replacement may be custom made for them.

*All CT exams must be ordered through your physician and need to be prior authorized by insurance before we are able to schedule the procedure.

Mammography:  We are proud to provide DIGITAL Mammography on our Hologic Mammography machine.  This is a state of the arty system that was installed in December 2018.  Our mammograms are read by the Radiologists from RIA, who are the founders and reading radiologist from the world renown Sally Jobe Breast Center in Denver, Colorado.  The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40, and then have a mammogram done YEARLY after age 40. You are able to just call and set up a screening mammogram without a doctors order. If you are having problems with your breast, (feel a lump, thickening, nipple discharge, etc.) you are required to see your provider first and they will order a diagnostic mammogram. Medicare will pay for a yearly screening mammogram, as long as it is done the same month or after the previous mammogram.  If it is done early, Medicare will not pay for the exam.

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Bone Density:  is a service provided here at CCH on a daily basis. Bone Density is a test that can be ordered by your provider that looks for the density of your bone, which can tell the provider if you have osteoporosis, osteopenia or the beginning stages of these conditions. This will help them determine if you need medications for these conditions.

*All Bone Density exams must be ordered through your physician and need to be prior authorized by insurance before we are able to schedule the procedure.

Nuclear Medicine is a mobile unit that comes every other Friday. Nuclear Medicine can be used in Cardiac Stress Test, to check function of the gallbladder, to check bones and many other uses.

*All Nuclear Medicine exams must be ordered through your physician and need to be prior authorized by insurance before we are able to schedule the procedure.

For more info, go to www.radiologyinfo.org.