GHC-SCW Radiology

GHC-SCW Medical Imaging Services

GHC-SCW utilizes cutting-edge medical imaging technology to bring you accurate and timely diagnostic services. 
   
It is important that we provide undivided attention during your appointment. If you need to bring children with you to your appointment we ask you to bring another adult to watch them in the waiting room.

GHC-SCW is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology.

All Medical Imaging services require an order from your Primary Care Provider (PCP). 

  • CT Scans (Computerized Tomography)
  • X-Rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Mammography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • BMD

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

GHC-SCW may use a CT scan to assess different parts of your body in order to diagnose a potential medical condition. CT scans are able to combine a series of X-ray images that are taken from different angles to produce cross sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body.  The CT scanner is able to scan your body more thoroughly than an X-ray, and the images created allow your provider to review your health information with greater precision. 

What to Expect

During a CT scan, members rest on a bed while the scanner slowly passes along your body.  The machine contains an X-ray tube and a monitor that transmits information to a nearby computer. You will be asked to remain as still as possible. Certain scans may take longer than others or may require IV contrast. There is no direct pain associated with a CT scan, however, if an IV contrast is used, you may feel slight discomfort. CT scans are provided at the clinic listed below.

Hatchery Hill Clinic

X-Rays  

A chest X-ray (sometimes called a radiograph) is a procedure that is used to evaluate organs for any potential concerns, injuries or signs of disease. A typical chest X-ray takes a picture of the lungs, heart, various structures and the bones of the chest area.

What to Expect

During a chest X-ray, the machine will emit a form of radiation that can penetrate your body and make an image on X-ray film. X-rays provide quick and important information without causing pain. GHC-SCW staff members are trained to provide you with safe care during the procedure. X-rays are provided at the clinics listed below.

Capitol Clinic
DeForest Clinic
East Clinic
Hatchery Hill Clinic
Sauk Trails Clinic

Ultrasound 

During an ultrasound test, sound waves are used to create a picture of your organs and other body structures. A small handheld instrument, called a transducer, sends out high-pitched sound waves that are reflected back to the transducer. A computer analyzes the sound waves and converts them into an image that is displayed on a screen called a sonogram.

What to Expect

During your ultrasound procedure a special gel will be applied to prevent air from passing between the transducer and your skin. An ultrasound test is painless and safe.  Most ultrasound tests require you to follow special preparation instructions. Ultrasounds are provided at the clinic listed below.

Hatchery Hill Clinic

Digitial Mammography 

A mammogram is a common method of detecting and locating a lump or tumor of the breast. Because breast tissue is generally more dense than other body tissues, detecting a lump or tumor is often difficult through self-examination. During the examination, low amounts of X-rays pass through the breast tissue and make an image of the tissue inside the breast. A digital mammogram may reveal more detailed information than self-examination or a conventional mammogram.

What to Expect

Although mammograms have a reputation for being uncomfortable, our caring staff will make every attempt to keep your visit as painless and stress-free as possible.

Preparing For Your Mammogram

On the day of the examination, please do not use deodorant, lotions or body creams as these sometimes cause images to be misinterpreted.  Dress comfortably.  Before your examination begins, you will be given a gown to wear and asked to remove your street clothing and undergarments in private. Mammograms are provided at the clinic listed below.

Hatchery Hill Clinic

Fluoroscopy  

Fluoroscopy is an enhanced X-ray that produces a real-time moving image of internal body structures. It is especially useful in diagnosing diseases associated with the digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts. 

What to Expect

Most fluoroscopy exams require you to follow special preparation instructions. Fluoroscopy exams are provided at the clinic listed below.

Hatchery Hill Clinic

Bone Mineral Density  

A bone mineral density (BMD) test is used to estimate the strength of bones. The test uses X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and minerals contained in your bones. The most commonly tested bones include those of the spine, hip and forearm. This test is especially important for individuals at risk for osteoporosis.

What to Expect

The scan is painless and uses low-dose X-rays. You will be asked to remain still during the test. Bone mineral density tests are provided at the clinic listed below.

Hatchery Hill Cl​inic