Diagnostic imaging and advanced radiology in Idaho Falls
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s imaging and radiology services are the most comprehensive in the region. We perform about 250 imaging tests (inpatient, outpatient and emergency) each weekday in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
We are committed to remaining at the forefront of healthcare technology, and since 2010, we have invested over $3.5 million in upgrades to our medical imaging technology. The investment of the Innova 4100, the Bi-Plane Angiography System and the first O-Arm Imaging System in Idaho makes our hospital the regional leader in imaging and Interventional radiology.
The majority of imaging services at Eastern Idaho Regional are obtained and managed by a fully digital environment. This advanced technology allows healthcare providers to access digital images and test results from anywhere there is internet access—usually within minutes of your diagnostic imaging procedure.
Imaging and radiology services
Computed tomography (CT) scan
The CT scan 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 scans. We offer 64-slice CT scans with cardiac capability, as well as CT scans with fluoroscopy.
We treat strokes, tumors and narrowed blood vessels with minimally-invasive interventional radiology procedures that pass small catheters into arteries. For our patients, this means faster recovery times and an increase in their quality of life.
One of our newer devices, the Covidien Solitaire FR Revascularization, combines the ability to restore circulation and remove blood clots in stroke patients using a single device. The Solitaire safely treats roughly 60 percent of all stroke patients.
Other interventional radiology devices include the MERCI and the Penumbra. The MERCI device uses a small balloon to stop blood flow while a tiny corkscrew dislodges the clot. The Penumbra uses a tiny chisel and vacuum to break up the clot and remove it from the body. Both mechanisms can be effective hours after it’s too late to intervene with just chemicals.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI can reveal medical conditions and better details of soft-tissue anatomy than an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan. MRI acquires images of the body using powerful magnets and radiofrequency waves.
Nuclear medicine uses a powerful camera to capture crystal-clear images to quickly detect and characterize diseases. Nuclear medicine provides more information in terms of physiological or actual functions within the body as opposed to just anatomical. We perform diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures.
Commonly called sonography or ultrasonography, ultrasound 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. We perform diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound procedures, as well as high-risk pregnancy ultrasonography.
A common 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.
Additional tests offered
- 3D and 2D mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy
- Bone densitometry
- Digital mobile C-arm
- Digital mobile O-arm (the only one in Idaho)
- General diagnostic radiology