Radiology

Radiology

 

Need a radiology exam and want to do it locally?

Our skilled staff would love to handle this for you!  Have your doctor fax the orders to Roundup Memorial Healthcare Radiology at  (406) 323-1028.  For CT, Ultrasound, and Holter Monitors please schedule an appointment by calling (406) 323-4908.

 

Our Staff

General Radiography offers exams for virtually any body part.  These exams are performed in a special x-ray room and may consist of many individual images.  At the time of the exam you will be asked to sit or lie on an x-ray table.  The technologist will position an x-ray machine over the part that is affected.  You may be required to be still for several moments while we take the picture.

Routine x-ray exams are performed from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday on a 1st come 1st serve basis.  Appointments are not required for routine radiography but can be made in advance for special circumstances.

Computed Tomography (CT) is a technology that utilizes x-rays in a different manner than General Radiography.  It takes a 360° picture of small areas (or “slices”) of the body giving a more detailed view of that area.  The machine is also capable of combining those “slices” into a virtual 3D image so the doctor can look at those areas from many different angles.  For these exams you will be asked to lie very still on a special table that moves you through the CT machine at precise intervals.  Some studies also require preparation and special instructions the day prior to your exam.

In January we installed our brand new GE Revolution EVO, 64 slice CT Machine.  This is a significant upgrade from our previous machine.  Please view the videos below to learn more about this and how it effects our patients.

Routine CT exams are performed by appointment from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.   If you would like to schedule a CT exam call the Radiology department at (406) 323-4908.

Ultrasound is an imaging technology that uses sound waves instead of radiation to create an image.  It’s a lot like sonar, in that it sends specially directed sound waves into your body, receives the waves that bounce back and converts that information into an image.  We currently offer Ultrasound Appointments 3 days a week. Some studies require preparation and special instructions the day prior to your exam.

If you would like to schedule an Ultrasound exam call the Radiology department at (406) 323-4908

Cardiac Monitoring.  We also offer 2 cardiac monitoring tests.  Electrocardiograms (EKGs) and Holter Monitors

  • EKG’s:  Each time your heart beats, the contractions and relaxations of the heart muscle emit electrical currents.  An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a medical recording of the electric impulses from the heart.  Electrodes are attached to the patient’s skin at various points on the body and send impulses to the EKG machine. Those recorded currents are displayed on a computer monitor and can be recorded on special graph paper as an EKG.  Qualified medical staff interprets the graphed results to determine any irregularities.  Routine EKG’s are performed from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
  • Holter Monitors are 24 hour heart monitors.  They are similar to EKG’s in how they measure electrical impulses and record them. A Holter Monitor has fewer wires than an EKG but measures a much longer period.  The Holter Monitor stays attached to you when you go home and monitors your entire day.  There is also a log that you will need to fill out throughout the day so the doctor can correlate your activities with the Holter readings.  The following day (24 hours later) you will come back in and we will remove the monitor and send it to be read by a cardiologist.  This is why we do not routinely apply Holter Monitors on Fridays.

Videos:

The difference

 

3D Capabilities

 

 


If you have any concerns, please contact the Radiology Manager, Darian Sutton, directly at 406-323-4917.

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