Northwest Imaging Center: X-Ray, MRI, CT and Ultrasound
Getting accurate images is key to diagnosing and treating you. At Northwest Imaging Center it is our goal to provide you the very best imaging available in North Idaho and Coeur d’Alene. We strive to provide our services in a safe, comfortable and friendly environment in which to relax while we perform our diagnostic studies that will be used to help your primary care provider determine a diagnosis.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Computed Tomography (CT) is an advanced diagnostic test that uses X-rays, a special scanner and a computer to produce detailed images of a specific area of your body. These images, when studied in sequence, can give your provider a 2-D view of your body.
The scanner is made up of a ring containing an X-ray tube and detectors. The part of your body your provider wants the radiologist to see will be placed within the ring and the X-ray tube rotates around you. With each rotation the tube sends X-rays and the receptors measure the amount of X-rays absorbed. The computer then transforms these measurements into a visual image. This image is viewed on a computer screen during the exam and later converted to digital media for the radiologist and your provider to study.
Hours: Monday- Friday, 6:30 am to 10:00 pm; Weekends, 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging procedure used in radiology to explore the underlying physiology of the human body using strong magnetic fields and radio waves. Images of the body are created using this technique that provides your radiologist further information about your condition.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ultrasound, also known as a sonogram, is a diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of soft tissues within the body. The human ear cannot hear the sound waves used in an ultrasound. Ultrasound does not utilize any radiation to produce images.
The sonographer (ultrasound technologist) will make you comfortable on the exam table. The sonographer will then apply a warm gel to the area of interest. The sonographer will then pass the transducer over the specific exam area to obtain the images necessary to help the radiologist and your provider with a diagnosis. Most ultrasound exams last approximately 45 minutes.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
X-Ray or radiography is an imaging procedure that uses electromagnetic radiation to view the internal density and composition of the human body.
Hours: Friday only, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
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