Imaging Services Deer lodge Medical Center Radiology Department has state of the art equipment with experienced technologist to meet your needs. To schedule your appointment please call 406-846-7701 or fax 406-846-7734. Services available are: All Radiology procedures including Spine, Head, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis, Joints, Extremity’s, etc. As a pink ribbon certified facility we offer a soft touch system along with our digital mammography and mammography-certified women technologists. Low-dose 32-slice Toshiba Scanner (Head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis extremity, spine, sinuses and vascular studies). This state of the art scanner can reconstruct images in any plane including 3D. Ultrasound (Head, neck, abdomen, pelvis, OB/GYN, extremity, joints, small parts, echocardiogram, stress echo, and vascular exams-arterial and venous) Mobil MRI/MRA is available for our patients through Monida Shared Imaging. The Mobil MRI Comes to Deer Lodge Medical Center weekly. Bone Density scanning is offered on our new Hologic Dexa system. DEXA is a study that measures bone mineral density for patients with risk factors for bone fractures. This study is typically used to diagnose and follow osteoporosis. Patient Preparations Patient Preparations for CT Scans For all exams, please check in at the lab/radiology reception desk 10-15 minutes prior to your exam. Upper Abdomen, Complete Abdomen (Abdomen and Pelvis) You will be given a Barium Mixture so that the Radiologists can evaluate your digestive system more accurately. Chest/Sinus/Head No preparation is needed. Patient Preparations for Radiology For all exams, please check in at the lab/radiology reception desk 10-15 minutes prior to your exam. Patient Preparations for Ultrasound For all exams, please check in at the lab/radiology reception desk 10-15 minutes prior to your exam. Upper Abdomen No food or drink after midnight. This can be one of several specific exams such as spleen, kidney, liver, gallbladder or pancreas. These exams will be scheduled in the morning. Pelvic and OB Drink 1 quart (32 oz.) of water 1 hour prior to exam and “hold it”. You need a full bladder for this exam. Renal (Kidney) If this is the only exam you are having, no food or drink after midnight and drink one 8 oz. glass of water 45 minutes prior to exam. Renal Artery You may drink clear liquids, but no food, after midnight. Aorta If this is the only exam you are having, no food or drink after midnight.