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The well-being of our patients and caregivers is our top priority, especially during this time. With COVID-19 circulating in our communities, Deer Lodge Medical Center is taking steps to ensure the safety of our patients and our facilities in order to care for our patients. We continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health authorities. For more guidance please visit the CDC Website.

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If you feel you may need medical attention or have a question concerning your health please call Deer Lodge Clinic at (406) 846-1722. Deer Lodge Medical Center will continue to update and make adjustments as necessary.
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Our Services

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.