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Advanced radiology services

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is experiencing the impact of the global contrast shortage utilized in imaging tests and exams. The contrast supply shortage will impact the timing of diagnostic imaging, resulting in delays. We are working to mitigate this concern through additional staffing and the extension of scheduling opportunities. Please be patient as ordering physicians are collaborating with our radiology team to assure the most desirable diagnostic test is being ordered to continue to provide the personalized and exceptional care that you have come to expect from HRRMC. Thank you for your understanding.

Imaging services in Salida, Colorado.

Medical imaging, also known as diagnostic imaging or radiology, diagnoses illness and injury through various technologies such as MRIs and CT scans.

HRRMC offers an affordable, cash-based pricing option for CT scans and MRIs, for patients without insurance, limited insurance or high-deductible plans. Click here to learn more.

To schedule an appointment: (719) 530-2396
Fax: (719) 530-2203

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our Providers

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, 3D Digital Mammography and Breast MRI.

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 blood vessels. Tests include a heart scan to determine a patient's coronary calcium score, which indicates the risk of coronary artery disease. Click to download our Heart Scan brochure.

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 hospital in Salida. Click here to download our PET/CT Scan brochure.

3D 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 2D and 3D digital mammography.

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.


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.


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.

To learn more about the different imaging (radiology) procedures, what you may experience, and how to prepare for the exams, click