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Imaging Services at East Morgan County Hospital

Comprehensive Medical Imaging

Medical imaging can help with the early detection, examination and diagnosis of many different illnesses and injuries. When you need medical imaging to help your doctor diagnose or treat a medical condition, our imaging professionals at East Morgan County Hospital are here for you.

You don’t need to travel out of your way for quality medical imaging. We provide the imaging procedures you need in a facility that’s convenient and close to home.

What Medical Imaging Procedures Can I Get?

East Morgan County Hospital imaging professionals provide a wide variety of medical imaging procedures, including:

  • Bone densitometry
  • Breast imaging
    • 3D mammography. 3D Mammography screening creates a three-dimensional image of the breast and works similar to a CT scan, compared to a 2D mammogram where typically two pictures are taken of each breast; one from the side and one from above. East Morgan County Hospital (EMCH) is certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) to perform 3D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis. EMCH is one of the few hospitals in Northeast Colorado that offers this level of care.
  • Echocardiography
  • Interventional radiology
  • Nuclear medicine scans

Our medical imaging team has access to many different imaging technologies, including:

Other Imaging Tests

Other imaging tests offered at East Morgan County Hospital include:

Cardiac CT Calcium Score

Cardiac CT Calcium Score, also known as a Coronary Calcium Scan, is a quick, convenient, and noninvasive way of evaluating the amount of calcified (hard) plaque in your heart vessels. The level of calcium equates to the extent of plaque build-up in your arteries. Plaque in the arteries can cause heart attacks.

Calcium screening is a simple procedure. Cardiac CT scan uses a CT machine to capture detailed images of the heart. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is performed at the same time to measure your heart’s electrical activity. This is done to time the test to your heart’s beats, allowing us to image your heart when there is less motion, which gives the clearest images of your heart.

Who should get a Cardiac CT Calcium Score?

  • Middle age adults at intermediate risk of heart disease
  • Borderline high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Uncertain about taking daily preventive medical therapy
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Overweight or physical inactivity

Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths and second most common cancer in both men and women in the United States.

It is recommended to get a low-dose lung CT if you:

  • Are 50-80 years of age
  • Are a current smoker (or former smoker who quit in the past 15 years)
  • Have smoked a pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years

Although cancer is a scary word, you don’t need to feel scared about your screening. In a lung cancer screening, you will undergo low-dose computed tomography. Low-Dose CT screening is painless, noninvasive, and fast, which is important if you have trouble holding your breath. If you believe you are at risk for lung cancer, speak to your health care provider today and ask about a low dose CT lung screening test.

Medical imaging is often an important first step on your road back to wellness. When you need imaging studies to help diagnose or treat an injury or medical condition, we’re here to help.