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Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology)

The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bartlett Regional Hospital offers a wide range of clinical and specialty services, including but not limited to:

X-ray and Fluoroscopy

Plain film x-rays help diagnosis problems in the skeletal system. More complex fluoroscopic studies produce a continuous x-ray image that is viewable in real time. Fluoroscopy is used to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract, to help guide therapeutic joint injections for pain management, and as a part of diagnostic arthrograms for evaluation of problematic joint extremities.

Plain film x-rays are performed on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fluoroscopic exams can be scheduled Monday through Friday starting at 8:00 a.m.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Bartlett Regional Hospital has two state-of-the-art CT scanners. Both machines provide high-resolution, low-radiation images.

CT appointments can last up to 60 minutes, though the actual time spent in the machine is usually far less.

Exams can be scheduled Monday through Friday starting at 7:30 a.m.

Evenings and weekends are covered around-the-clock through the Emergency Department.

Forms and Instructions

CT Enterography Scan of Abdomen/Pelvis Information Sheet

CT Scan of your Abdomen and Pelvis Information Sheet

Mammograms

Bartlett Regional Hospital is the only provider in the area to offer state-of-the-art 3D mammography exams from Hologic, a global leader in breast cancer detection. Low-dose Genius 3D Mammography™ exams are advanced digital mammograms that offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs and minimal compression time. Our Mammography Department also has the Hologic Affirm upright stereotactic biopsy system.

Our mammographers are American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-certified in mammography, and our facility is certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is accredited for mammography by the American College of Radiology.

COVID-19 vaccines and mammograms: You should wait six weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine to get a screening mammogram or follow-up breast MRI. Reactions to the vaccine may cause the lymph nodes in the axilla (underarm area) to become temporarily inflamed, which can mimic a breast mass and cause a false-positive test result.

Mammography appointments may be scheduled Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI uses harmless radio waves to create images. It is particularly useful for imaging soft tissues of the body, such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles and ligaments, and for detecting abnormal tissues such as tumors.

All MRIs must be scheduled and preauthorized. Call the number on the back of your insurance card for preauthorization or speak with your physician's office staff.

An MRI scan can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. You'll be given hearing protection (the machine can be loud). You may be able to listen to music depending on the type of scan you're having. If you're worried about claustrophobia during the test, talk with your physician about options such as light sedation.

After the MRI, a radiologist will analyze the images and send a report to your physician. Your physician will share the results with you. Results are most often available 24 to 48 hours after the MRI is finished.

Forms and Instructions

MRI Safety Questionnaire

Gadavist Medication Information Sheet

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine offers doctors a noninvasive look at both structure and function in the human body.

Bartlett Regional Hospital is licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Our leading-edge, dual-head SPECT gamma camera offers quality imaging. We also have a thyroid probe/well counter for dedicated thyroid readings. Our on-site, board-certified radiologists interpret all exam results.

Forms and Instructions

Treadmill or Pharmacological Cardiac Stress Test Information Sheet

Ultrasound

Ultrasound exams use high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of soft tissue structures such as internal organs, vessels and muscles. Unlike an x-ray or CT scan, ultrasound doesn’t expose you to radiation.

Bartlett Regional Hospital offers general diagnostic ultrasound exams, as well as more specialized exams, such as echocardiograms and vascular studies. Our team can perform 3-D reconstruction on some studies, including pregnancy ultrasounds.

We also perform ultrasound-guided biopsies.

Ultrasound appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Forms and Instructions

Breast Ultrasound Patient Questionnaire

DEXA (Bone Density)

DEXA scans provide data about bone health. The test can check for osteoporosis, evaluate known fractures or look at the effects of long-term use of hormones or steroids.

DEXA bone density scans are scheduled on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DEXA (Body Composition)

Bartlett Regional Hospital offers the BodyLogic™ Advanced Body Composition scan, which is a great tool for starting a diet or exercise program. The test:

  • Accurately measures fat, lean mass and bone.
  • Provides a visualized graph of body composition and distribution.
  • Tracks weight loss when used in conjunction with a diet or exercise program.
  • Replaces body mass index, or BMI, with fat mass index, or FMI, for a more accurate assessment of obesity.
  • Helps with injury rehabilitation.

Cost:

Single: $125

Package of 3: $250

Call Bartlett Radiology at 907.796.8802 to schedule your appointment.

No referral is necessary. DEXA body composition scans are not covered by insurance.

DEXA body composition scans are scheduled on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Medical Image Upload

Bartlett Regional Hospital has collaborated with Nuance® PowerShare to offer providers and patients a secure and efficient way to send medical imaging directly to the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Click the button below to access the secure PowerShare uploader page for Bartlett Regional Hospital. Follow the instructions on the website to upload your images.


BRH Nuance PowerShare Network

Patient Records

General radiology records are kept for seven years in accordance with AS 18.20.085.

Mammogram and breast imaging records are kept for 10 years, per Bartlett Regional Hospital policy.

Records can be obtained by the patient via written or verbal request, depending on circumstances, or released to a provider of the patient’s choice.

Copies of images can be obtained on CD/DVD or thumb drive or accessed online with a Nuance® PowerShare account.