Diagnostic Imaging

128 Slice CT Scanner

A physician referral and scheduled appointments are required.

Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department provides a wide range of clinical and specialty services which include the following:

  • Two general diagnostic radiography and fluoroscopic rooms where simple x-rays such as hands and feet to the more complex barium studies of the organs of the body are done under live real time TV monitors.
  • Portable x-ray and surgical C-Arm equipment are available for emergency and operating room patients.

Director: Robyn Free
Contact us at: (907) 796-8800
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Board certified Radiologists

  • Dr. Theresa Shanley 796-2030
  • Dr. Steven Strickler 796-2030

Mammography

Bartlett’s mammography department offers a comfortable atmosphere for patients to receive the best quality care possible. Mammograms are performed by specialized mammography technologists who care not only about physical needs but also patient’s emotional needs. Screening mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Diagnostic mammograms are used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of the disease has been found. Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread. Getting a high-quality screening mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. Screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 and over.
Bartlett Regional Hospital is dictated to providing the highest standard of care for our community, to that end we offer.

  • Two Selenia full field digital mammography units, manufacture by Hologic®, a leading company  in women’s healthcare
  • Hologic Multi Care Platinum stereotactic biopsy unit
  • Our Mammographers are ARRT certified in mammography
  • Our facility is certified by FDA and is ACR accredited for mammography

Mammography is open Monday-Friday, 7:40AM-4:00PM. Every other Thursday we will be offering late appointments until 6:00PM for our patient’s convenience.

CT Scans

Bartlett serves Juneau and the surrounding area with two state of the art CT (Computerized Tomography) scanners, one 128 slice scanner and one 16 slice scanner. Both provide low radiation dose, high resolution scans for our patients. Examinations take 30 to 45 min depending on the exam and are scheduled Monday thru Friday between 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Weekends and evenings are covered around the clock through the Emergency Department at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
We offer a full complement of standard and specialty examinations.

Ultrasound and Sonography

Ultrasound/Sonography exams are performed by sonographers, technologists specially trained to use this modality. Ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to view soft tissues structures such as internal organs, vessels and muscles. The transmission of these sound waves and the returning sound waves, or echoes, that are reflected off of body structures create the ultrasound images. Unlike an x-ray or CT, ultrasound offers no radiation exposure to the patient.
Bartlett Regional Hospital offers ultrasound appointments Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bartlett offers general diagnostic ultrasound exams as well as more specialized exams such as Echocardiograms and vascular studies, and can perform 3-D reconstruction on some studies, including OB.
We also perform ultrasound guided biopsies.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine offers radiopharmaceutical diagnostic scans. Our leading-edge dual head SPECT gamma camera offers quality imaging. Also available is a thyroid probe/well counter for dedicated thyroid readings. On-site board-certified Radiologists read all exams.
Nuclear Medicine is unique in that it offers doctors a non-invasive look at both structure and function in the human body. Bartlett Regional Hospital is licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a non-invasive technique that uses harmless radio waves rather than x-rays to create images. It is particularly useful for imaging soft tissues of the body such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles and ligaments and detecting abnormal tissues such as tumors.
All MRI’s must be scheduled and preauthorized.  Call the number on the back of your insurance card for pre-authorization, or speak with your ordering physician’s office staff.
The MRI machine utilizes a very powerful electro-magnet, which is 30,000 times stronger than the earth’s magnetic field. The presence of the strong magnetic field means that metal objects of any kind are not permitted within the scan room at any time. 
All patients undergoing an MRI will be screened  prior to their MRI to ensure all internal objects are MRI compatible.
Some metal implants do not rule out using an MRI scanner, but some do and it is important to tell the technologist about ANY implants or metallic objects.
An MRI scan can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the scan being performed.  The scan consists of sequences, lasting from 15 seconds to 7 minutes, during which the scanner makes knocking noises which can be quite loud.  All patients are provided with hearing protection, and some scans allow the patient to listen to music during the scan.  For some patients claustrophobia may be an issue as the space within the MRI can be confining.  Subsequently those with claustrophobic anxiety and children may need light sedation, which will need to be ordered by the patient’s referring physician.
After the MRI scan a radiologist, who is a physician experienced in MRI and other radiology examinations, will analyze the images and send a report with his/her interpretation to the patient’s personal physician.  The patient receives MRI results from the referring physician who ordered the test.  The normal time for results to be available is 24-48 hours after the MRI is finished.   

For scheduling or questions about any of our services, please call us direct at 796-8800.

Radiology Equipment

Bartlett Regional Hospital’s commitment to providing the best care possible is evident in its objective of maintaining state-of-the-art radiology equipment. Spiral CT Scanner, ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and MRI equipment offer the same quality as in Anchorage, Seattle, or any facility on the West Coast. In addition, equipment is maintained to the strictest industry standards of the manufacturer and certified by state and federal guidelines.

We see patients with everything from broken bones to those needing nuclear medicine scans. Patients are referred to us from all local physicians and from all over Southeast Alaska. We also provide follow-up care for many of Juneau’s summer visitors.

Radiology Staff and Records

Our Personnel
All radiology technologists are registered and are required to maintain their certification through continuing education. A board-certified radiologist interprets diagnostic radiology exams.

Records
All radiology records are maintained for 10 years. Records can be checked out locally or mailed to you or a provider with a patient’s written consent. Copies of film will be made on a CD when requested by the patient.

In this section