Medical Services

Radiology/Mammography

 

Contact our Scheduling Department at 712-542-8221.

Clarinda Regional Health Center's Radiology Department is committed to quality service and providing our patients with high-tech imaging. CHRC continues to invest in high quality imaging services such as the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS). This system has dramatically decreased reporting times while improving the way your imaging information is stored.

CRHC's Radiology Department is available 24/7 and has a board certified Radiologist on-call 24/7 utilizing the latest technology in image viewing and also has the capability to transfer to an off-site radiologist via the internet. Our technologists are nationally registered in CT, MRI and Digital Mammography. We meet all state and federal standards for licensure and provide the following services for our community:

3D & 2D Mammography

Early detection saves lives! CRHC offers state-of-the-art 3D & 2D mammography. 3D mammography is being called the single greatest break-through in breast cancer detection in 30 years! CRHC offers a Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3D mammography system with Genius technology. This system boasts a 5-year breast cancer survival rate of nearly 100 percent when early detection is made and also reduces the number of necessary callbacks by as much as 40 percent. A Genius exam includes both 2D and 3D images. 3D mammograms are 41 percent more likely to detect invasive breast cancer than traditional two-dimensional mammograms.

Did you know you can schedule your own mammogram? Insurance and Medicare allow an annual mammogram that can be scheduled by you without a doctor's referral. Please check with your Insurance provider for specifics.

Schedule your mammogram at (712) 542-8221.

MRI

The area's only in-house MRI service. CRHC offers a "high-field, open bore" MRI service Monday thru Friday. Our 1.5Tesla MRI offers high quality scans. The high tech design of our open bore MRI allows us to accommodate larger patients and serve patients who typically suffer from claustrophobia with other MRI's. 60% of scanning procedures can be accomplished with the head and feet outside of the machine.

Bone Density Scanning

CRHC's Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scanner uses low dosage x-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone materials are packed into a segment of bone. If you have some of the following risk factors, we encourage you to discuss the need for a bone density screening with your physician.

Risk Factors Include:

  • Post Menopausal
  • History of fractures
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Smoking
  • Low body weight

Diagnostic Radiology (better known as X-ray)

CRHC's commitment to quality healthcare is demonstrated by our state of the art Digital Radiography. All x-rays are digitally captured and viewed through computers with high resolution monitors.

Digital Fluoroscopy

All special procedures such as upper and lower GI studies are imaged digitally and viewed through computer. Digital Video Swallowing Function studies can be performed in conjunction with our in-house Speech Therapist.

Computed Tomography (better known as CT)

We currently provide service with a Siemens 40-slice scanner. The same quality equipment you would find in the city, only we take the time to make sure you're comfortable.

Ultrasound

We can take care of all your ultrasound imaging needs with the latest technology right here in Clarinda! Our sonographers are nationally registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Nuclear Medicine

We provide In-house service in partnership with Nuclear Sonics of Iowa. No going outside in the rain and snow for your study in a truck. We can provide all types of nuclear scanning with state of the art Siemens equipment. Currently Nuclear Medicine is available weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mobile PET/CT

This relatively new modality that fuses Nuclear Medicine images with CT images has become an important tool in the staging and diagnosis for some cancers. Currently this service is provided by Shared Medical Services and available on an as needed basis.

Mobile Breast Biopsy Service

Health Enterprises of Iowa covers all your stereotatic breast biopsy needs with their Fischer Athena unit. They also must follow strict state of Iowa and FDA guidelines as part of maintaining their permit to practice in Iowa. This service is currently available twice per month on an as needed basis.

For questions about any of our radiology services or to schedule your mammogram, please call (712) 542-8221.