Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, Close to Home
- Posted on: Apr 30 2019
Summit Healthcare’s diagnostic imaging services provide clear direction for patient care in new, innovative ways.
IN ADDITION TO CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, biopsies, and interventional procedures, positron emission tomography (PET) scans are now available at Summit Healthcare. We also perform MRI-guided breast biopsies, which allow us to remove tissue samples with less radiation exposure and a lower chance of scarring compared with traditional surgical techniques.
“We are one of the only sites for general nuclear medicine exams—including PET scans—on the mountain,” says Tom Wells, R.T.(R)(T), Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Summit Healthcare. “In the past, patients would have to travel to undergo an MRI-guided breast biopsy. Now, they can have one done closer to home.”
A Center for Women
Our full-service Women’s Imaging Center provides women with a variety of preventive screenings, diagnostic exams, and procedures at two convenient locations: our main campus in Show Low and our Snowflake-Taylor Outpatient Center.
Women can visit either location for mammograms and MRI-guided breast biopsies, as well as bone densitometry scans, which help doctors diagnose osteoporosis or assess a woman’s risk of bone fracture.
In the event that any screening leads to a recommendation of surgery, women can have a surgical consultation at the center the same day as the screening, Tom adds.
Focusing on Excellence—And Timely Answers
Our goal is to get patients the exams they need, and their results, as quickly and efficiently as possible. When a physician orders a screening or exam, we can often schedule same-day appointments. Walk-in services are also available at both imaging centers.
“Summit Healthcare is committed to having the best technology available to serve all patients in our community,” Tom says. “Not only do we have the most advanced equipment for our patients, but we also have experienced radiologists and radiologic technologists.”
All radiologists are board-certified and accredited by the American College of Radiology, and all technologists are registered through The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.