Imaging has come a long way from the old x-ray!

In addition to high-tech MRI and CT services, PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) allows exam results to be easily transferred digitally to a health care provider in Bend, Boise, or anywhere in the world! Harney District Hospital strives to offer the most up-to-date imaging services available.

Features of the Imaging Department include a state of the art MRI and 16-slice CT machines. Both provide the ability for more thorough exams for soft tissue injuries, trauma, stroke, spinal injuries and abdominal pain. A digital mammography service means you get results quickly without callbacks!

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Exam Name Exam Information Preparation
CT Scan
(Computer Tomography)
3 dimensional images from
2 dimensional pictures

For Abdominal/Pelvis CT Scan
1. Pick up Hypaque dosages at Harney District Hospital's Imaging Department.
2. Mix 10cc with 12 oz. of juice and drink at 8:00 p.m. the night before your scheduled exam.
3. Do not eat or drink anything else for 4 hours prior to your exam with the exception of medications prescribed by your doctor.
4. Mix 10 cc with 12 oz. juice and drink 2 hours prior to your exam.
5. Mix 10cc with 12 oz. juice and drink 1 hour prior to your exam.
6. If possible, wear sweats with no snaps, buttons or zippers. Females, no bras or sports bra with metal.
7. Inform the technologist of any allergies and possibility of pregnancy.
8. If you have any questions or are unable to keep your appointment, please call Imaging at 573-8359.
DEXAScan
(Bone Densitometry)
Bone Density Exam which determines bone mineral density and calcium content. Requires healthcare provider referral. Indicates Osteoporosis concerns.
1. Wearing clothing with no metal or zippers will allow you to avoid the hospital gown!
2. Patients lie comfortably on padded table as machine scans two or more areas, usually spine and hip.
3. Results plot your bone mineral density (BMD) against normal values for your age, size and sex.
4. Your first exam determines a baseline score which future exams will be compared against.
5. Simple 15 minute exam.
Heart Echo
(Echocardiogram)
High frequency sound waves to exam heart combined with color to evaluate blood flow. Requires healthcare provider referral.
1. Don't eat or drink anything except water for 4 hours prior to test.
2. Ask your doctor about any prescription medications you may be taking. In some cases, medications may interfere with exam results and shouldn't be taken prior to the exam.
Digital Mammogram Digital image of the breast used for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. No healthcare provider referral required for initial screening mammogram. For more information regarding the Mammography program at Harney District Hospital, call 573-5195 or e-mail us!

The Komen Foundation is another wonderful resource for more information about breast cancer.

1. Call Mammography Department at 573-5195 to schedule your appointment.
2. On the day of your appointment, do not wear deoderant. It can interfere with exam results.
3. The Radiologic Technologist will position you to image your breast; the breast is placed on a special platform and compressed. Breast compression is necessary to even out the breast tissue and get a clear picture.
4. You may be asked to change positions slightly between images and the procedure is then performed on the other breast.
5. The exam should take about 30 minutes.
6. A Radiologist will analyze the results, then send a report to your healthcare provider and the Mammography Department. You will be notified of the results by the Mammography Department and your healthcare provider.
MRI
(Magnetic Resonance Imagery)
Magnetism, radio waves and computer work together to produce images of body structures. MRI images and resolution are very detailed. Requires healthcare provider referral.
1. All metallic objects must be removed.
2. Patient must lie still for accurate images.
3. Be prepared for loud, repetitive clicking noises!
PACS
(Picture Archiving Communication System)
Used for all digital exam results. A system of sharing and storing digital images from diagnostic tests.
1. All metallic objects must be removed.
2. Patient must lie still for accurate images.
3. Be prepared for loud, repetitive clicking noises!

PACS
(Picture Archiving Communication System)
Used for all digital exam results. A system of sharing and storing digital images from diagnostic tests.

1. Not an exam! Just a benefit of Harney District Hospital Imaging Department.
2. Works with all existing equipment in Imaging Department to allow easier transferral and storage of data, provide internet capability for access and facilitate physician consults (your exam can be evaluated anywhere in the world!).
Modified Barium Swallow Study Exam using Fluoroscopy unit in Imaging Department. Allows Radiologic Technologist and Speech Therapy Pathologist to visualize a patients swallow, determining if there are difficulties with swallowing or aspiration of food into airway. Requires healthcare provider referral.
1. Talk to your doctor if you are having trouble swallowing or feel like there may be something stuck in your throat when you are eating.
2. You will sit in a special chair in the Imaging Department which allows the Fluoroscopy unit to take x-ray of you eating a variety of barium-altered foods or liquids.
3. This exam is recorded so providers can see the entire swallow from the front and side.
Ultra-Sound High frequency sound waves provide reflections
For Abdominal Ultrasound
1. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 14 hours prior to the exam.

For Renal System (Kidneys and Bladder)
1. Drink four 8 oz. glasses of water one hour prior to the exam. DO NOT empty your bladder.

For Obstetric and Pelvic Ultrasound
1. Drink four 8 oz. glasses of water one hour prior to the exam. DO NOT empty your bladder.