Our Diagnostic Services
The Imaging Department at Alaska Regional Hospital offers a complete array of services.
To schedule an appointment, please call (855) 226-9105 (toll free).
General Diagnostic X-Ray
A common basic diagnostic tool used in healthcare, x-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. Individual particles (photons) pass through the body and are detected by a highly sensitive imaging plate that is transmitted into a sharp digital image.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by Physicians to obtain real-time “moving” images of a patient’s internal organs and structures.
Combines thin cross-sections of digital images in multiple planes to provide detailed diagnostic information in all areas of the body. Biopsies and other treatments can be performed using CT Scanning.
Commonly called sonography or ultrasonography, this utilizes high-frequency sound waves to display moving, 3D images of the inside of the body on a monitor. No radiation is involved with ultrasound imaging procedures.
MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI acquires images of the body using powerful magnets and radiofrequency waves. It can reveal medical conditions and better details of soft-tissue anatomy that are not easily diagnosed through an X-Ray, ultrasound or CT scan. Our MRI department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
A powerful camera is used to generate crystal-clear images to quickly detect and characterize disease. Nuclear Medicine provides more information in terms of physiological or actual functions within the body as opposed to just anatomical.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
Advanced Imaging Procedure
Alaska Regional Hospital, together with skilled Interventional Radiologist from Alaska Imaging Associates can provide these services:
- Placement of “Tunneled Permanent Catheters” for dialysis
- Placement of “Temporary Catheters” for dialysis
- Evaluation and maintenance of existing “AV Grafts” for dialysis patients
- Placement and removal of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters for patients at risk for pulmonary embolism.
- Placement of Port-a-Caths and Peripherally
Inserted Central Venous Catheters for patients on long-term chemotherapy or the infusion of other medications.
- Placement of urology catheters and stents
- Injection procedures for pain management , including, but not limited to, nerve/facet blocks and lumbar epidurals.
- Ultrasound and CT guided RF ablation, including osteoid osteomas.
- Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty
Looking for more information on radiology procedures? Visit www.radiologyinfo.org.