Imaging & Radiology

Advanced imaging technology enhances results

The majority of imaging services at Brigham City Community Hospital are obtained and managed by a fully digital environment, often referred to as PACS, (Picture Archive and Communications System). This advanced technology means your physician can access digital images and view your test results from anywhere there is Internet access - usually within hours of your diagnostic imaging procedure.

The PACS system enables healthcare providers to get vital imaging results and information about your health faster so that treatment of your medical concerns can happen more quickly.

Our advanced imaging services at Brigham City Community Hospital include:

4-D images with advanced ultrasound

Advanced iU22 ultrasound technology enhances diagnosis capabilities during a broad spectrum of patient examinations. These screenings also allow expectant parents to see their developing baby in remarkably clear, 4-D detail.

image illustrates the improved clarity result with digital mammography technology

Go digital with mammography screenings

Brigham City Community Hospital is one of the first facilities in our area to offer digital mammography technology to our patients. A digital mammography exam provides your physician with a significantly clearer picture and viewing options never before possible.

Because our hospital has a radiologist on site, we are able to go beyond the simple screening offered at most facilities in northern Utah. Should an abnormality be found in a mammogram, we are fully equipped to take care of any further testing and diagnostics required.

Compare these two images of a breast. The image on the left shows an example of a film mammogram result, at right is an example of a digital mammography result. You can see increased clarity to appreciate the benefits of digital mammography technology.

Advanced surgical imaging technology

Though you may never see C-Arm technology because it is used in surgery, this new digital image processor assists surgeons with live patient images. The dual monitor allows the physician to see the image in two different projections during surgery.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body.

In many cases, MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.

Nuclear medicine helps answer call in cardiac emergencies

Brigham City Community Hospital is the first medical facility in the area to offer our patients access to this nuclear medicine technology. With this innovative system, doctors have the ability to detect, characterize and quantify cardiac disease in patients.

The Millennium MG provides imaging of how blood is transferred between the heart and the rest of the body. To do this, the system uses a powerful camera that generates crystal-clear images that display a person's internal anatomy, including the smallest heart vessels.

These high-quality images are available within minutes of the scan, reducing waiting time and follow-up visits. These precious seconds are important when diagnosing cardiac emergencies.

CT imaging technology

The 16-Slice "Cat Scan" enables assessment of trauma damage, diseases and internal abnormalities. The 3-D image guidance system augments a surgeon's skills during computer-assisted procedures.

Fluoroscopy imaging

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used to obtain real-time moving images of a patient's internal structures through the use of a fluoroscope. An x-ray image intensifier and video camera allow the live images to be recorded and played on a display monitor.

This technique can be used in many situations including investigations of the gastrointestinal tract, orthopedic surgery and urological surgery.

Dexa Scans

A Dexa Scan is the most commonly used test for measure bone density. It is one of the most accurate ways of measuring bone mineral density and diagnosing Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Dexa Scans are more accurate at measuring bone density than regular X-rays and require less radiation exposure than CAT scans.