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Imaging and Radiology

Advances in diagnostic imaging make it possible for doctors to gain a clear view of what is happening inside a patient's body. The information provided by these imaging tests enables the doctor to develop a more accurate diagnosis so that an effective treatment plan can be created.

At Yuma Regional Medical Center, diagnostic imaging plays an important role in our commitment to providing quality care. Our dedication to excellence in diagnostic imaging is further underscored by our involvement in training the next generation of radiologic technologists through our partnership with Arizona Western College. We also participate in radiology research to support future advances in the field.

The diagnostic imaging services we offer at Yuma Regional Medical Center make it convenient for our patients to receive the testing they need. Our state-of-the-art Emergency Department has its own diagnostic imaging department, and other patients referred for diagnostic imaging have a choice of convenient locations.

The diagnostic imaging services we offer at Yuma Regional Medical Center include:
 
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – This fast and noninvasive exam is used to create detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. We also offer PET/CT exams, which combine the fine structural detail of a Computed Tomography (CT) scan with the ability of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to detect changes in cell function. PET/CT helps your doctor identify both the presence of disease and its precise location.
  • Mammography & Breast Imaging  – These screening and diagnostic exams are performed to detect any breast disease at its earliest and most treatable stage.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)  – This noninvasive, radiation-free test uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce clear, detailed pictures of the body's internal structures.
  • Interventional Radiology – A medical specialty that makes it possible for the doctor to perform minimally invasive treatments while being guided by radiologic imaging.
  • Nuclear Medicine – This imaging test uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. These radiotracers are then detected by a special camera that creates images of the molecular function of various internal organs targeted by the radiotracers.
  • Diagnostic X-Ray  – These tests use a very small dose of radiation to produce images of the body's internal structures.
  • Ultrasound – This safe, painless test uses soundwaves to produce images of structures inside the body.
If you have any questions about diagnostic imaging services available at Yuma Regional Medical Center, including CT and PET/CT scans, please call 928-336-7041.

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