HRRMC Medical Imaging
Advanced Radiology Services
Medical Imaging, also known as Diagnostic Imaging or Radiology, diagnoses
illness and injury through various technologies such as MRIs or CT scans.
Board-certified radiologists interpret our Medical Imaging studies.
Below are the imaging tests offered at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.
We offer advanced technology not often found at rural hospitals, including
Cardiac CT scans, 3-D Digital Mammography and Breast MRI. Our imaging tests help determine the cause of a patient’s pain or
illness and plan a suitable course of treatment.
Computerized Tomography Scan (CT or CAT Scan) - A CT scanner combines a
series of X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional
images of the bone, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body with
precise clarity. It has many uses including examining people who may have
suffered internal injuries from an accident or other trauma.
The hospital has an 80-slice CT scanner with cardiac capabilities (pictured).
A cardiac CT enables us to take detailed pictures of the heart and its
PET/CT Scanning - PET/CT combines the fine anatomical detail of a CT with
PET's ability to detect changes in cell function. PET/CT scans are
performed at our Buena Vista Health Center, 28374 County Road 317, Buena Vista.
Click here to download our PET/CT Scan brochure.
3-D Digital Mammography - A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to screen for breast disease.
It plays a key role in early breast cancer detection. HRRMC offers both
2-D and 3-D digital mammography.
Click here to learn more.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - This test uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images
of the organs and tissues inside your body. HRRMC now offers Breast MRIs.
- Ultrasound - This technology uses sound waves to produce pictures of the
inside of the body. It helps visualize muscles, tendons and many internal
organs. It is also used to examine the fetus of a pregnant woman.
- Echocardiogram - A type of ultrasound test that produces live images of
your heart and allows your physician to monitor how your heart and its
valves are working.
- Digital X-ray - An X-ray is a short, painless test that produces images
of your bones and other structures inside your body. For some types of
X-rays, a contrast medium such as iodine or barium is introduced into
your body to enhance the image detail.
- Bone Density Scan (DEXA Scan) - A bone density scan uses X-rays to find
out how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into
a segment of bone. It helps diagnose if you have osteoporosis--a disease
that causes bones to become more fragile and break.
- Nuclear Medicine- This technology uses small amounts of radioactive material
to obtain images of organs and study body functions. It is used to diagnose
many types of cancer, heart disease, and many other disorders.
Outpatient hours for our Medical Imaging Department are Monday thru Friday
from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. To learn more about the different imaging (radiology)
procedures, what you may experience, and how to prepare for the exams, click
To schedule an appointment, please call (719) 530-2318 or (719) 530-2320.